Originally Posted by YesIsail
Ok. But the weight of the chain is also important. Arent you concerned about this?
No, while the weight of the chain has some effect, it is your anchor
and the total length of the scope
that matters more.
I did drag a few times when I had the 26kg anchor and the 13mm chain, never with the 40kg anchor and 10mm chain.
Last month we were in Pago Pago in 48kn gusts, 4 buats went adrift, we slept well!
This is just my opinion, never read it anywhere, but I would say that 1kg of chain would have the same holding power that 10kg of chain.
Should I have been able to buy a chain/rope gypsy, I would have had only 20 to 30m of 10mm chain and 100m of 19mm Nylon rope
is strong enough, sinks and is elastic, a much appreciated property.
With such a long scope
I would have been able to anchor in many deep lagoons in the Society Island where I could not with just 60m of chain. (had the same problem in Turkey), so all in all, I'd go for heavy anchor, short chain + long rope.