How much anchor chain?

Any one know what the recommendation is for how much chain to put on the end of the anchor rope and how heavy it should be?


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How big a the boat? Lenght

Fri, 2008-07-25 12:33

How big a the boat?

Lenght of boat (heavy chain) is a general guide line.  10 meters will keep you out of trouble on most tubs.

 

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6.1m glass Carrera half cab.

Fri, 2008-07-25 12:44

What do you call heavy 8-10-12mm?

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Chain

Fri, 2008-07-25 13:55

I have a 5.5 mtr trailcraft and i have about 3m of chain
from the rope to the anchor. Works fine

 

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anchor

Fri, 2008-07-25 15:46

I'm with Rodrat,same set up with heavy reef pick,never drifts off,need motor to pull off most times
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Depth

Fri, 2008-07-25 15:50

Havent needed to anchor in any depth over 25m so what i have works well. If i fish deeper (which isnt often) i will just drift and use sea anchor if need be. Like uncle said i sometimes have to use the boat to free up the reef anchor.

 

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I would go 6-10m of 10 or

Fri, 2008-07-25 16:14

I would go 6-10m of 10 or 12mm chain.

 

 

 

 

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10 mm chain

Fri, 2008-07-25 18:19

10 mm chain and 4 meters of it does my boat nice and dandy in 60 meters of water and never pulls even in a stiff sea breeze. takes alot of yanking to get it up tho and is a bitch to pul by hand (very handy to use the float retreive system). i have  a 5.2  quintrex ali.

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i have heard about 3/4

Fri, 2008-07-25 18:22

i have heard about 3/4 length of boat is usually enough.thats what we have on a 23footer glass

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3 times!

Fri, 2008-07-25 20:30

That would be 16.5m for my boat!
Bugger dragging that up by hand.

 

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18m of chain??

Sun, 2008-07-27 00:02

2/3 lengths of your boat will suffice.

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I do alot of achoring up to 100m

Sun, 2008-07-27 01:45

The more chain the better i use 20m 6mm small link chain but thats only because i have a winch
But i used to use a float with a large ring attached and drive of let the float pull the anchor up, the chain drops through the ring and the float holds the anchor on the surface very easy
Cheers Jason