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Old 25-07-2011, 11:48   #16
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Re: Breaking an Anchor Chain

Can't imagine good chain snapping. The 10:1 is hopefully at high water. When the boat comes off the mud when it's flooding the depth would be a bit more than your draft and the scope would be even greater. You settle on the ebb towards the mouth of the inlet, when you float you'll have to drag all that chain through the mud before the boat comes to a stop. That should slow you down.
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