Problems Sizing Ground Tackle for 50' , high windage cat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by snowbirder, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. snowbirder

    snowbirder Previous Member

    I can't seem to find exactly what I'm looking for.

    I've decided on an 80lbs Manson Supreme anchor.

    On the other end of things, I strongly prefer a manual windlass. The Lofrans Manual Windlass has served me well on 2 previous boats.

    The largest it accepts 3/8" HT chain, which has a working load limit of 5400lbs.

    The 3/4" dock lines for this boat have a wll of 17,000lbs.

    I can source anchor shackles of up to 14,000lbs.

    So the windlass is severely limiting my anchoring strength by limiting my chain size.

    What should I do?

    I cannot afford, nor do I even like powered windlasses .

    I live alt anchor through named storms and severe thunderstorms and prefer to be safe.
  2. Robjl
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  3. snowbirder

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