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Re: Let's see some CS Yachts
We have a similar sized boat, and currently using a 35# Mantus, ~ 40 feet of chain plus rope rode, also no windlass.
We strive to anchor in 40-50 feet or less and are managing to hand bomb without too much trouble, I'm in my early 60s but fairly healthy. In the Bahamas hand-bombing will be much easier, I'd expect; you'll be anchoring in less water than that. Your extra chain will be a handful if you do ever end up deep.
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