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  1. AdagioCal246
    After 49 years sailing on both coasts and offshore, we learnt the bottom dictates the type of anchor. We sailed a Cal 246 for 15 years that came with a very big CQR that, despite a 10:1 scope of 3/8 chain + snubber, we dragged along the bottom in an intense blow in Glorietta Bay, S.D.,CA. The CQR was replaced with a 66LB Bruce that was replaced by a 22Kg Northill folding kedge for 11 years of cruising in the Pacific Northwest where the is quite rocky. Where similar boats dragged their massive CQRs we stayed put! We carried 120ft of 3/8 chain and 300 ft of 3/4 nylon. Unless we deployed all the chain, we used a 10-20 foot 1/2 inch snubber, chafe protected an inspected daily. Why 1/2 inch nylon? It absorbs shock and stretches so the anchor is not encouraged to break free and the boat doesn't shutter when winds gust to uncomfortable levels. Consider forgetting the CQR and the modern expensive hooks. . .we selected the Northill after seeing every small fish boat using them.
  2. mdppopmd
    Hi Patrick. I was not permitted to take off the anchor or chain & rode. I did have a backup anchor which is a Swarbrick.
  3. Gaggers
    Hi Patrick, sorry have only just seen your message regarding the Morgan. If you're still interested catch me at 954 294 9973, thanks. Chad

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    Corbin 39 (CC Pilothouse Ketch)
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