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Old 30 June 2014, 06:04   #11
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I ordered the leaded line, and am just awaiting its arrival..

Hopefully I have the same success as you!
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Old 30 June 2014, 07:37   #12
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Donít forget the chain is there to stop chaff on rocky bottom your weighted line will suffer in most conditions if not all!
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Old 30 June 2014, 07:41   #13
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i am working on the thought that i never really anchor anyway, and if i do only for a short time when having some lunch....

but the chain slapping the hull to bits is all the time...
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Old 30 June 2014, 08:15   #14
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The depth should be measured from the top of the bow to the seabed.

Not just the water depth.
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Don’t forget the chain is there to stop chaff on rocky bottom your weighted line will suffer in most conditions if not all!
Very true. The chain (or weighted portion of the line in the other case) should lie at least in part on the seabed, and will be repeatedly lifted and dropped as the swell raises and tugs at the hull. In any kind of hard uneven substrate, the line will be abraded against any rocks/outctcroppings, and will be made worse in shifting winds as the pull goes side to side. This will wear a nylon line fairly quickly.

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I spend most of my time around Hayling Island and Hayling Bay doing support for events. The bottom is mostly gritty sand / mud, very little rock.
If I use it somewhere rocky, I can always add some chain.
My second anchor (Bruce) is on a conventional 10' x 8mm chain and 30 Metre multiplait setup. I always have both on board.
I have lined the anchor locker under the foredeck with marine plywood to stop the anchors, chains etc digging into the fibreglass.
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I have 10m 6mm chain and 30m 14mm anchorplait.
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