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Old 04-10-2009, 18:42   #16
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I'm doing the math here.

Three rodes. The lengths of chain, respectively, are: 450 + 300 + 200 feet, for a total of 950' of chain. 3/8ths inch chain averages around 1.7 lbs per foot. That's 1,530 pounds of chain in a 33' boat. Switching to metric, THAT'S ALMOST 700 KILOS OF CHAIN IN A 3,500 KILO BOAT.

Ahem. Perhaps the word "goofy" wasn't strong enough.
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and let's not forget the fact that the PO had 1,530 lbs of chain on a boat without a windlass.
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Good choice, weight kills performance.
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There is prudence, and then there is over the top. I think what you have described goes beyond prudent, well into the realms of over the top.
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8" difference in water line

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I was cleaning out the chain locker and under the floor of it there was another locker than i found 450' of chain and taking this all off the boat i see the water line changed by 8 " , my question is should i put the weight back in or remover it?



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I'll bet it looked better. What was the PO trying to do sink it? Did he repaint the bootstripe 8 inches higher?? LOL
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