Originally Posted by aboutgone
has anyone thought of using Dynex Dux as an anchor rode? I read a post that states that big fishing
boats use Dynex Dux to replace their 50 ton haul lines with great weight savings...so if 200' of 3/8 chain weighs 300#,switching to the Dynex Dux would only weigh 1/9th of that ...just food
for thought .....Ed
I wouldn't even consider Dynex but I am switching over
to Nylon Brait. The big problem I've found with three strand is when hauling in the anchor rode with chain attached (I use 60 ft. of chain) the chain gets twisted so much that it starts to bind up in the gypsy
. And the more times you anchor the worse it gets.
I had an emergency
situation just recently where I had to let go the anchor and the chain was twisted so bad in the locker it wouldn't run free. It almost cost me my mast
. A short chain (15') may have not been so bad but I prefer the security
of lots of chain.
I would prefer all chain but the design of my boat
would cause it to nose dive into the swells with the weight.
The Dynex line was really designed for 'under load' applications and not to lay loose shifting around on non-smooth surfaces. It snags easily when slack and can fray if caught up on sharp objects like coral
Even the nylon rode has that problem. That's one reason for using 60' of chain. I lay it all out on the bottom and then bring the chain end up just enough to keep the nylon off the bottom. 'Scope' is for reference and not necessarily "carved in stone".
In heavy weather
I'll either add more chain (that I keep in bags low amidship) or I'll add a kellet that I can slide down the nylon to the chain.