Originally Posted by wjsobers
I am not sure what anchor and rode are included in the sale
. What kind are recommended?
Now that is a loaded question....
Each anchor maker has a table that sizes their anchors to boat size. Head
over to your local West Marine
and take a look at the offerings as well as bick up one of their catalogs. The catalogs and website have a wealth of information.
In no specific order take a look at Lewmar Claw
, Manson Supreme and Rocna
World cruisers like all chain rodes due to their abrasion resistance. However you can use a rope
rode with a length of chain to the anchor.
Rode length is based on water
depth. Typical rode length is between 200' and 300'. Scope
(depth of water + freeboard to distance to anchor ratio) range from 5:1 to 7:1 for typical overnight anchoring
conditions. So if you do 5 to 1 and have 15' of water +3' of freeboard you endup with about (15+3)*5=90' of rode out. At a scope
of 7:1 and 35 feet (freeboard + depth) you need about 245' of rode.
There is a lot to anchoring
and many differing thoughts on how.
Rode sizing is based on the working load on the rode. You likely could use 3/8" 3 strand rope
for your rode. However the feel inthe hand is important too. You will be pulling that line by hand I assume. Thus a larger size has a better 'feel' inthe hand and is easier to grip. Don't go overboard
There are inexpensive rode packages available from west marine and others.
Oh and use quality shackles (I like Crosby G209a shackles)