The CSY44 is a very heavy boat (built for the charter trade
back before they knew how strong fiberglass
I agree with SkipperJohn...3/8" chain would be better, preferably 3/8" High Tensile.
Whether you need 300' or not depends on where you're planning to cruise
. I have 200' of 3/8" HT chain on my 28K lb displacement sloop
. It's been quite enough from Maine
, and all points in between.
I, too, use a Fortress
...a big one for my boat (FX-37). It's my primary anchor
when in the home waters of the Chesapeake Bay
. But, soon as I head
out for other points north or south, I change the primary to my faithful 45lb genuine CQR
(yeah....I know what the new anchor affectionados say about the CQR
, but if you know it it's just fine). Also have a 35lb Danforth HT for backup.