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1 hour ago, Jjlai724 said:

How you going to cleat off the chain when anchored.

The old fashion way, chain hook and bridle ...

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9 hours ago, jeffreydc said:

Sounds like no matter what sound advice is given to this guy he is DETERMINED to put 200 feet of chain on that boat...lol.  Sometimes you just cant talk someone out of doing seemingly crazy and pointless things like putting 200 feet of 5/16 chain on that small of a boat:beat-dead-horse:   

I appreciate all well-intentioned thoughts and well-considered support. Many thanks for that!

Please consider that there are places on the globe where even 25ft RIBs are equipped with at least 100ft anchor chain.
Just my 2c on the subject of "Deter..."

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Please post a picture of a neat anchor locker. We / I  will enjoy pictures of your boat at anchor in sunlight.  Do it.  :)      You can always shorten the chain.

Chain is mandatory / preffered in sharp rocks & all reefs.

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23 hours ago, Jjlai724 said:

How you going to cleat off the chain when anchored.  Your not suppose to depend on the windlass to keep the rope/chain secured while anchored.  

Thats easy, you make up short line with a chain hook.  You take the hook and put it on the chain and than cleat the line. OR as Richard pointed out........

Hook http://store.americancrane.com/item/cm-alloy-carbon-hooks/cm-grade-80-alloy-clevis-grab-hook/cm-grade-80-alloy-clevis-grab-hook-2?gclid=CjwKCAjwpIjZBRBsEiwA0TN1r-Uys7yCdulG2-8_XlHutYHYnG0LknCo_ctNMgKkLzQTXQEoxfEBEBoCYyQQAvD_BwE

 

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On ‎6‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 8:21 PM, Iggy said:

Thats easy, you make up short line with a chain hook.  You take the hook and put it on the chain and than cleat the line. OR as Richard pointed out........

Hook http://store.americancrane.com/item/cm-alloy-carbon-hooks/cm-grade-80-alloy-clevis-grab-hook/cm-grade-80-alloy-clevis-grab-hook-2?gclid=CjwKCAjwpIjZBRBsEiwA0TN1r-Uys7yCdulG2-8_XlHutYHYnG0LknCo_ctNMgKkLzQTXQEoxfEBEBoCYyQQAvD_BwE

 

https://www.mantusmarine.com/mantus-chain-hook/

This one is SS and has a locking mechanism.

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Someone mentioned a stuck anchor ?  use about 20 feet of Nylon to hold the chain to the boat.  A knife will cut it quick enough in a life / death emergency.

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