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Interesting story. Sounds like some nautical conditions to be sure. If I read correctly, and my math is right, you don't have enough rode to anchor in 60-70' of water. For a 5:1 you would need 300-350' and that scope is sort of a minimum for normal conditions at least in my sailing area. For frequent gusts I would have 7:1 or more. The gusts are almost worse than a sustained wind since your boat can actually gain momentum and jerk at the end of the swing rather than a steady pull. What were you using as a snubber?

I believe more rode may have helped your anchor hold. Glad to hear you handled it well and had no major issues.
 
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