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Hello again! I saw the post about the anchors very helpful.Now my question to go with that post.Rope size diameter?And what would an average lenght be I know it depends on depth of lake,but is there a rule of thumb on this? What about kind of rope to use?

Thanks again! Jeff
 

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I also did a couple feet of chain on the end with the anchor attached, someone told me to. :D
 

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Yeah, I guess the chain helps keep the "rope" from lifting and pulling the anchor "off" the bottom, or something to that effect.

Plus on bigger boats I think it's so the stress of the stowed position is not so much on the rope, but on the chain.
 

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Nylon is recommended so there is some stretch against waves.

For boats 26 feet or less 3/8 is OK. For boats above 26 feet 1/2 is recommended.

Use a length of chain to provide weight to set the anchor. I use 4 feet.

Rope length is questionable. I would have at least 100 feet for 25 feet of water. Pontoons catch more wind than other boats.

You can go on web sites for this info - they normally say multiple water depth by 8 for rope length but if you anchor in coves you can use a lot less..
 

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I've been taught to use 5:1 for normal conditions and 7:1 for rougher water.

That being said, I have 150' of 1/2" rope with 6' of chain.
 

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If you get the box anchors, you don't need the chain and it will work with a 2-1 slope. I use 100' of 3/8 braided.
 

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I prefer nylon rope, which won't rot.

Also, the clain helps to set the anchor.
 

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Thanks to all.Things I never thought about until I purchased a pontoon boat.I can't wait to put them all into effect.

Thanks Jeff
 
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