I'm heading to Desolation Sound, possibly further North, this Summer. My 62ft Motor
yacht, 55 tons, low windage, is currently equipped with windlass
and 150ft of 1/2 inch chain, attached to a large Navy anchor
. I know this is inadequate, but that's how it was when I bought the boat last year. I am told by Western Marine
in Vancouver that I can't just 'add more chain' to my existing rig - I need to replace it with new, so it is all in one length.
1. How much chain do I need to carry, to feel secure in this area?
2. Is it true that I can not / should not consider extending my current