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Old 06-16-2010, 01:13 AM   #1
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Question Anchor line

How much line do you have on your boat?
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:26 AM   #2
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35 feet of chain and 200 feet of nylon.

Not having a windless yet, and after hauling nearly all of it back in on Sunday in windy conditions, I think that's about enough for now.
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Chain: 20 ft. (I don't recall size off the top of my head)

Line: 200 ft. of 5/8 inch braided line

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10 ft of galvanized on about 150 ft of 5/8" on a Danforth Super Hooker #16. We solely anchor in the bays off Long Island's South shore; very shallow.
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25ft of chain, 200 ft of rode....


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4 feet of plastic coated chain, maybe 100 feet of 1/2" nylon, whimpy 8 pound Danforth. Is what came with the boat when we bought it last June.

To say I worry about anchoring is an understatement. Replacing the whole mess very soon.

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4 feet of plastic coated chain, maybe 100 feet of 1/2" nylon, whimpy 8 pound Danforth. Is what came with the boat when we bought it last June.
To say I worry about anchoring is an understatement. Replacing the whole mess very soon.
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It's all relative to the size of the boat, the holding in the anchorage and the conditions (wind, waves, current, tide, etc.).
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Indeed it is, but my current ground tackle isn't sufficient for even my little boat.
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We just upgraded from a small Danforth to a larger Delta and added some chain for good measure this spring. So far it's been a hit, even in 15-25 knot winds. Our boat wanders back and forth on the radius quite a bit, but we don't drag a bit anymore. It's nice to finally not sleep with one eye/ear open.

As an added benefit - the Danforth was beating up the bottom of the pulpit and the new replacement fits like a glove.
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