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Old 11-12-2010, 07:48   #16
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I have a 55# Delta on all 3/8" chain for the primary and a 45# CQR with 3/8" chain and 3/4" nylon. Used both a couple times (in Nassau and big blows). To get the CQR up I just kept tailing past the nylon onto the chain. It was kinda tough getting past the chain/nylon splice and noisy with the chain slipping a bit on the windlass, but it worked for me...
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Sorry about the navalese - "bower" is your primary anchor; I guess the yachtie equivalent of a "slip" is a "chain stopper". The navy version is a length of anchor chain bolted to a hardpoint in the deck at one end and with a senhouse slip at the other - this clips to the anchor chain and takes the strain off the windlass...
A Senhouse Slip is akin to a Pelican Hook.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:33   #18
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For those not familiar with gear this size, I just weighed 1 that I have here in the yard. With 1 additional link of 1 1/2" bar chain, it weighs 76 lbs.
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