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hughmcmillan posted 03-12-2001 10:23 AM ET (US)   Profile for hughmcmillan   Send Email to hughmcmillan  
I am getting a 13 Sport and plan to use it mostly in inland lakes in New England. I know that there are lots of weeds.

The most impressive anchor I have found is the Chene fluke that weighs 3 lbs, does not require a chain and claims a 2:1 scope ratio. Typically anchoring in 20 feet of water one needs a minimum of 8:1 for a total of 140 feet of anchor line. The Chene would use 40 feet.

I would think that a mushroom would work fine but the Chene would be more versitile should I go in rivers or along the coast.

Thanks for the advice.

-Hugh

triblet posted 03-12-2001 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
That 8:1 scope is for yachties who are going
to anchor overnight in weather.

2:1 works in reasonable conditions with most
anchors.

Chuck

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