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I just retrieved my anchors after leaving my boat anchored in a river for 4 years with minimal supervision. I had two anchors, one upstream and one down. A Danforth type and a plow, connected to a heavy swivel. After a couple of years the swivel froze and since the swinging wasn't random the chains wound themselves around...and around... and around. I had plenty of scope to start so even at the end it wasn't too short. Just beware that swivels can freeze up.

I should have replaced the swivel but where I am there are none available.
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There is some excellent mooring and anchoring info here. I initially took a look as I was interested in mushroom anchors. You may have to scroll down a bit to page 5.

http://www.inamarmarine.com/pdf/Moorings.pdf

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