Members' Online Book: Anchoring Made Easy—Gear, Chapter 10 of 18

Selecting a Chain Grade

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In the last chapter we covered chain types, based on an interview with two engineers at Peerless Chain, which makes the Acco brand that we recommend.

Now let’s look at chain grades with a critical eye, based on our own decision-making process when we last replaced the anchor rode on Morgan’s Cloud.

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John

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.