Thanks for you replys so far. John....our issue is in dealing with 2 heavy and long chains. Primary is 300 ft and secondary will be at least 100 ft. So it becomes an issue when we try to get the 100 ft of chain up when raising the secondary anchor with the primary chain contained in the 1 gypsy that we would have.
I appreciate your issue - on the Gulf Coast you are either in the Gulf and you either keep sailing or lie ahull to a sea anchor, in the ICW or the bays you're lucky not to run aground while trying to anchor. so you only have to decide between 6 and 12 feet of chain.
You didn't say where you sail or what kind/size boat you have, where are you located that the water is that deep?
s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.