...without coming up with any conclusive recommendations.
A fin-keel sailboat such as mine tends to pivot when it turns, and the drag of the chain on the bow tends to restrict this pivoting movement. At best, I've decided that the boat tends to charge the anchor
a bit less with the helm
over, at the cost of added drag on the hook. But this change is something I've only noticed in windy conditions where the current
is at least three knots.
Best practice, in those conditions, is just to increase the scope
and then begin drinking heavily. At that point it doesn't matter what the rudder