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Old 06-02-2016, 08:35 PM   #18
101TUG
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Originally Posted by Capt.Bill11 View Post
You can bang your head all you want. But a chain/line combination ride gives you the best combination of holding and shock absorption.


After a certain size the combination can become impractical though, I'll give you that.

Remember, just cause all the Euro trash are doing something doesn't make it right. Just kidding!

At least about the trash part.
shock absorption that the weight of the chain going up and down, of course hook grab to the chain and line on cleat to not force on windlass.

today I tried on anchor 20 knots of wind hook on chain + spectra line to the cleat no chock, and like you know spectra is not extensible?

one of the problem with chain + line that dangerous for all other boat passing on front, when wind blow line going up near the surface on long way especially on shallow water...

be nice with Europe first boat on your water what Europe boat
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