“Tuning an Anchor Rode”
from Al’s Software
is an EXCELLENT
tutorial, describing (in detail) the forces that act upon a boat and it’s anchoring
system. The author focuses on the rode
behavior, with special emphasis on a generally underestimated problem: the dynamic behavior of various types of rode
gusts, and provides a synthetic spreadsheet to approximately size the anchor and the rode, given the anchorage conditions. He discusses the static & dynamic characteristics of chain, rope
, & combination rodes, as well as yaw etc.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this website.