It's just not as safe and there isn't always a good way to disconnect the chain from whatever is holding it to the U-bolt in an emergency
. Especially when you can't touch it.
I'm sorry I brought it up - it really has nothing to do with etiquette. If you'd really like to continue the discussion, perhaps it should be done privately.
My only original point regarding etiquette is that when anchoring
around trawlers, consider that they usually have more rode
out than sailboats do. I'm anchored in 10 feet of water
right now off Miami
Beach and have 150 feet out. With 40 kt winds today, I wanted 7:1 scope
and that's what I need to achieve that.