Anchoring Made Easy Chapter 15 of 37

Anchor Rode Questions and Answers

3/8" G7 chain with an oversized end link attached the right way to a SPADE anchor using a Crosby 209 shackle that matches the chain strength. Oversized link is not required with G4 chain.

Over the years we have answered many questions about putting together a good anchor rode. In this chapter we have gathered some of those answers together.

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John Harries

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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