Originally Posted by MARI
Hi. I have a 39lrc cheoy lee trawler, and had been using a danforth. 10 feet of chain and 300 feet of line. I sail mostly in the caribbean. I read all you folks use chain only. Will that not make the bow dive? Excuse my ignorance, as i am a newby with an old boat, learning as much as i can.
An easy way to judge how the extra weight will affect your boat is to stand on the dock and get say four friends to stand on the bow and see how that affects the boat at the waterline.
For a boat your size I doubt that you will notice much of a change.
By the way Mari, it's not the done thing to refer to your trawler as 'old'.
'The Surprise is not old; no one would call her old. She has a bluff bow, lovely lines. She's a fine seabird: weatherly, stiff and fast... very fast, if she's well handled. No, she's not old; she's in her prime.'