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Old 21-04-2009, 16:11   #1
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What size line for sea anchor? Beneteau 50

I'm planning on gettng a sea anchor in the future. For now, I'd like to have the extra 300+ of line on board. What size line should I get for a 28,000 pound (probably more fully loaded) Beneteau 50?

Also I'm thinking 300 feet. Is that enough?

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On our Privliege 39 catamaran, we used 500 feet of 1 inch gold double braid attached to an 18 foot diamater parachute sea anchor. It worked fine in a storm three hundred miles north of New Zealand.
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Layla is right around 20k lbs and the line for the parachute sea anchor (came with the boat) is 5/8" and the length between 250 and 300'
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If you are talking about a parachute anchor, not a sea anchor (which are useless) Para Anchors Australia recommend 100 meters (300 ft) of 18 or 20 mm double braid.

But 3 strand nyoln anchor rode would be ok one would thinkum...
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Mim of 1' double Braid and that might not be big enough-400ft, bigger & longer would be better
=Daves boat weighs about half of yours- so your gonna need bigger line-
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On our Privliege 39 catamaran, we used 500 feet of 1 inch gold double braid attached to an 18 foot diamater parachute sea anchor. It worked fine in a storm three hundred miles north of New Zealand.
I made a typo - I had 300 feet of double braid.
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If you are talking about a parachute anchor, not a sea anchor (which are useless) Para Anchors Australia recommend 100 meters (300 ft) of 18 or 20 mm double braid.

But 3 strand nyoln anchor rode would be ok one would thinkum...
Yes, I'm going with a parachute anchor.

I didn't see the recommended line thickness on their site. I'm going to see if I can Google somehting, but if anyone knows where there's a good table to use as a guide, please let me know.

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I didn't see the recommended line thickness on their site. I'm going to see if I can Google somehting, but if anyone knows where there's a good table to use as a guide, please let me know.
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