i have a few questions for those more knowledgeable than me.
I have a 28 foot 5.5 ton steel
yacht 1.5 mtr draft
, that will go in the water
I have just finished the building the bow roller and installing the anchor winch
which is a vetus alexander III with a 10mm gypsy
Now I'm wondering about what amount of chain and anchor rode
that is a good feasible amount to keep forwards in the chain locker.
Currently i have 2 x 10mm pieces of chain at 30 mtrs long (total of 60 mtrs, ideally i was going to keep one in the locker and one hidden elsewhere, under mast
But i was wondering from you guys, would i be better off changing those chains for one that is slightly smaller and keeping it all in the forward locker
For instance i can get a 8mm gypsy
for the winch
that i have.
Does 8mm chain take up that much difference in space to 10mm?
Or should i just keep the chain that i have and extend it with a nylon rode
If so whats a good style of rode to use, brand, name? If possible i would like to build a roller system for it too that will either sit at the base of the mast
or hide in the anchor locker
so a rode that coils well would be an advantage
Ideally once I'm in the water
I'm going to try and get to remote
spots and stay on the water for quite a while exploring so the type of tackle and the amount will be important.
On a side note (not sure if it matters) i already have anchors that i will use, 1 plough, 2 sand, 1 fushermans. More can be purchased later if i feel that i need them
Thanks in advance for any information passed back to me regarding my questions