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Old 06-12-2004, 18:17   #46
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Wish I had known about this site a year ago. Boat U.S. cleanced out their supply of 3/8" G-4 chain .... at .17c a foot! With my employee discount, I bought 90' at .14c a foot!!! .... and NO ... I didn't leave it in the truck ! Would have gladly shared the info. For what it's worth, I have a Danforth brand CQR style anchor as my primary, a bruce as my secondary and a Danforth fluke as backup on the bow, a Danforth fluke & a Bruce on the stern, 2 rodes at the bow (20' of the 3/8" chain and 220' 1/2" 3 strand) and 2 rodes in the rear (10' of chain 120' line) ... on my itty bitty 27' cutter.

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Old 07-12-2004, 00:30   #47
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You have to consider my situation ... it really changes your outlook on things when you get the chance to buy stuff as cheaply as I do. The two fluke anchors were on the boat when I bought it ... have less than $100 (total) invested in the 3 others I bought! The 3/8" chain is much larger than I need ... but for .14C a foot, I have to figure it's the perfect chain for me! Bought 2, 600' spools of 1/2" 3 strand for pennies on the dollar, gave me my rodes and all the docklines I will ever need. While I will admit to being frugal ... I'm no fool either ... the anchors are appropriatley sized to the boat and all materials are top quality.

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I am a great advocat of the big is beautiful school of anchoring, but you cast me into a shade!

Do you ever worry about excess weight on your boat?
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You bet! That's why I only used 60' of the chain ... the remaining 30' is currently stored in a locker just above the keel. Looking into modifying my cockpit locker soI can stow the stern rodes & anchors lower as well. Weight in itself isn't always such a problem, where the weight is located is. Suppose I could relocate the bow fluke anchor (can't think of where at the moment) but the plow & the Bruce are gonna stay right where they are thank you

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