Really? You might want to reread post 18?
You've been sailing multihulls for a while now and you seriously don't think the designers didn't put anchor lockers in them in specific places? Most cruising multihulls (and monohulls for that matter) have very specific anchor lockers, reinforced for the extra weight and sectioned off for a couple of sets of gear, from my experience. Perhaps you figured all that just ended up there by chance?
I was agreeing with you and joking with you. I'm sorry You somehow perceived the reverse meaning of what I intended. Perhaps it was unclear writing on my part.
On any given boat the designer should
have allowed for anchors, rode, dinghies and gear appropriate to the intended use. On a light weight boat the allowance will be less, on a heavier boat it will be more. My last boat, a cruising boat, used all chain, had a windlass and very large chain locker, and a dinghy on davits, and carried all of that weight well. My current boat is much lighter and uses rope rode and a kayak for a dinghy. Both are correct.
My point was that we occasionally see boats that are tragically overloaded. Folks add stuff that would be at home on a larger boat but that crowds a small boat. You need to be thoughtful when adding stuff, and if you really need a larger boat, sell and move up. The larger boat will carry the weight better.
We also see boats that were built over weight and drag transoms before they are loaded. I can think of several clear examples. The PDQ 36 comes to mind; they need transom extensions or a serious diet in most cases. But they need more help than a little less chain.
But generally I would think if a boat came with a windlass, the designer was figuring on all-chain.