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Old 26 September 2006, 17:06   #11
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I have always found that more chain is better.Especially when you remember that the day you really have to anchor is the day you want the anchor to work.This is even more true if your wife and children are on board and the weather conditions are not the best.

May I suggest 12m of chain?
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Old 26 September 2006, 17:44   #12
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What link diameter and chain length would you folks use on a 5.8m RIB? Bearing in mind its a bit breezy here mean wind speed 15kt I think.

I guess if you have a heavier (thicker) chain it can be a shorter length, is that a reasonable assumption?

Mine is what came with the boat and I've never used it but always at the back of my mind that if I do need to it'll probably be in a needs-new-underwear situation.... not the time to find out it ain't enough!
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Old 26 September 2006, 18:25   #13
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Boat jumbles are the place for chain! There used to be a guy from Brum who lived next door to the factory who used to do the rounds and sell at a good price.
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