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Old 09-08-2017, 08:52 PM   #11
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Yeah there's no way for me to switch between line and chain...
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:36 PM   #12
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Mine it a real pain in the ***** to transition from the rope to chain....I would put up with it if the anchor held better and was easier to clean!!!


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Old 09-21-2017, 06:26 PM   #13
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I've got 50 feet of chain on 200 feet of rode. That's bare minimum for anchoring in Puget Sound, so I will probably go to 100/300 at some point. The windlass capstan (when the windlass is working, which is not very often) does not pull the rode very well and I have to push the chain into the gypsy by hand. Which is a PITA.

There are a few places on these boats where Maxum cheaped out to hit their market price point. The windlass is obviously one of them. Eventually I will get a better one. Until then, I usually just crank up the ground tackle by hand. Which is why I haven't added another 50 feet of chain yet.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:14 PM   #14
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Havamax...

What kind of bottom do you anchor in?

What depths do you typically anchor in?

what size chain does the gypsy on your windlass currently take?
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:01 AM   #15
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I have a 32 scr i use a lewmar plow type with 30 feet of chain and 300 ft rope 8ply works perfect every time
But the hooker (Danforth Type) that was on the boat broke loose 95% of the time same rope and chain and area type bottom the same .
i can even sleep at night now on the hook LOL
Lewmar Windless worked great on both systems .
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I typically anchor in pretty shallow bottoms....10-25ft usually. Mostly mud,sand and weedy bottom.
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I typically anchor in pretty shallow bottoms....10-25ft usually. Mostly mud,sand and weedy bottom.
You could go with all chain. The 5:1 - 7:1 is for line or a combination rode. With all chain, it is 3:1 - 5:1. You could go with 125 of 1/4" chain and never go to line at all. That would address the issue with transferring between line and chain on the gypsy.

As for anchors, i would lean towards a 'new age' anchor. Rocna and Manson Supreme are great. If you have a through-pulpit roller then a Spade or Rocna Vulcan will work for your application.
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