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Factory anchor rope and Chain Size

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Hi out there!

I have a 2005 290 Signature.  Can anyone tell me the size of the anchor rope and chain that was supplied by Chaparral?  I am looking to replace the setup and can't find it called out in any of my documentation.  I have a vertical windlass, original to the boat, and the manual calls for several different sizes according to the spool number.  I have not been able to find a number on the spool.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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I would not base it on what the factory installed. I would base it on were you do your boating. Deep or shallow, lake vs salt would play into this. I too have a Sig 290, I have 25' of 3/8s chain and 150' of 1/2" line.  In some cases this is way too much.

If your really not sure, ask the boaters around you.

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Thanks for the reply.  My main concern is compatibility with my windlass and not jamming up when retrieving.  Currently, I too have 25' of chain and 175' of what looks like 1/2" 8 ply rope.  I agree that in most cases that is too much rope as I usually only use the first 50' at most when anchoring.

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If thats your concern, than I would go to the windless manual. I am sure you could down load it too. 

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