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What length of 8mm chain would you recommend carrying on a Fulmar for occasional use. I have an electric windlass so probably all chain would be best.
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The length of cable you need depends on where you're likely to anchor and in what conditions. If you're only stopping for lunch occasionally in 3m in the Solent in fine weather and then 20m is plenty. On the other hand if you want to hold the boat overnight in 10m on a dodgy bottom in a gale then 100m is not too much!

All chain is definitely best, especially if it's no effort to haul it in again. But do you have the ability to haul it all in by hand when the windlass breaks down or the battery goes flat?
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Hi
Thanks for the reply. I know the restrictions in anchoring etc., I was more interested in the length of 8 mm chain that would fit comfortably in the chain locker without causing problems and what effect the weight might have in the bow.
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Our Konsort came (2nd owner) with 20mtrs of 8mm chain, and I added another 20. I bought 40mtrs of new chain. I did the same for our Duo , but with calibrated chain for the Quick windlass.

Someone bought the old Konsort chain for a small boat mooring.
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You should be fine with 30m of chain cable.
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Yes - I think that's about usual for general pootling. Mine came with 30m of 6mm chain and I've upgraded to 37m of 8mm (bought at a boat jumble and the rusty ends cut off a 45m length). It seems to fit in my cable locker (which is probably smaller than yours) - and navel pipe - fine. The effect on the trim remains to be seen.
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Any suggestions for diameter of anchor warp? I have 35 metres of 8 mm chain on my Storm and want to add warp, but am wary of sizes as it would need to splice to the chain and still pass through the navel pipe. Octoplait seems a good bet re strength, but what size?
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This Anchor Chain & Warp Size guide from Jimmy Green Marine https://www.jimmygreen.co.uk/p/technica ... -warp-size
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