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Anchoring Question
Posted by Doug from Anchorage on Feb 01 2006
I'm attending a 13 session safe boating course being put on by the Coast Guard Auxillary. These guys are all volunteers and do a great service, both on and off the water. That said, however, during the 4th session (boat handling) we were discussing anchoring techniques. They had a 30lb Bruce anchor as a visual aid. The instructor indicated that a common practice was to shackle the chain to the trip-line eye and then tie the chain (where adjacent) to the weighing eye with a piece of clothesline. Itís a practice to easily clear a fouled anchor. I suggested that the trip-line eye is not rated for the potential pulling force of the rode resistance and could lead to loosing your anchor.

Am I in left field with this? Any advice is appreciated.

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