Re: We Didn't Mean To...Drag the anchor

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Posted by Jonathan Labaree on July 29, 2003 at 16:10:19 from user JLabaree.

In Reply to: Re: We Didn't Mean To...Drag the anchor posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett on July 29, 2003 at 14:36:32:

Sounds like a good system, Andrew. About chain, though, perhaps I'm used to smaller boats, but we donít often use entirely chain for the anchor rode. It is common to have a short section (10 feet or so?) at the anchor ("chafing chain"), to aide in the holding power of the anchor and to minimize damage to line on sharp objects on the sea floor. The rest of the rode is good strong line, often nylon. On my father's small cutter, this is secured to the boat, as you suggest, and we always carry knives.

Jim Brading was 19? How did I miss that? I always took him to be older, more of Cmdr Walker's contemporary. I guess I've got to read the books again and pay better attention to these details!

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