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Eddy C

Geezer
May 3, 2011
70
7
Whidbey
Name
Harry Ottoway
Boat
Glasply
How much rope to depth? What's the ratio? Lets say I want to anchor in a100ft of water to keep it simple. How much rope? 300 '? ....1 to 3?? More? Less?

I have anchor and chain.
 

Red4

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jul 27, 2012
244
90
Covington WA USA
Name
Nick
Boat
SOLD
Typically 7 to 1 scope but can get away with less depending on current/tide
 

Wild Bill

Forgettable member
Aug 4, 2010
3,499
3,537
Camano Island
Name
Steve
Boat
Otter Craft
Depends on your intentions 7:1 is recommended but usually in a crowded anchorage it ends up being more like 4:1 or 5:1, therefore I like to upsize anchor and length of chain to compensate for reduced scope. If we are talking anchoring for halibut 2:1 or 3:1 is fine.
 

blackelk

Wishing I was Tuna fishing
Sep 11, 2010
1,990
1,024
Montesano, Wa
Name
Mike
Boat
22' Osprey and 16' hewscraft jet sled
I anchor in up to 250' with 400' of rope in the ocean. Only dragged anchor twice. I have since added 30' chain recommended by genie eye Paul and it has held in some decent wind and swell.
 

wdlfbio

Once you go Cat, you never go back
Sep 15, 2008
9,145
8,736
maple valley, wa
Name
laurence
Boat
2021 Allied WildCat 30
30' of chain
 

Tower Todd

Number #2
May 2, 2006
6,065
636
Touring the Pacific Ocean at 12 knots
Name
Todd S.
Boat
274' Long Range
3:1 works well for nice days. 7:1 if you are going by the book. 10:1 for storm conditions. Usually 3:1 will be just fine as long as you have an adequate shot of chain. A good rule of thumb is one foot of chain for every foot of boat length. Then I add a little more chain.

TT
 
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