Rope and anchor size

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by seashepherd, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. seashepherd

    seashepherd New Member

    2
    Mar 12, 2018
    250SDX 2018
    Mercury 300
    I have three old danfos anchors of varying weights salvaged from my old boat.
    What weight should i use on my 250 SDX ?
    what size dock rope 1/2" or 3/8"?
     
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    IF they are true DANFORTH anchors, go to their website and compare the model you have to their charts. 3/8" is just fine - more than enough for your boat - not that it can hurt anything to use the 1/2" as I think the cleats are big enough to get two 1/2" lines on there.
     
  3. seashepherd

    seashepherd New Member

    2
    Mar 12, 2018
    250SDX 2018
    Mercury 300
    Thank you, although I feel a bit silly spelling Danforth incorrectly I checked the web site as you suggested. Danforth recommends a nine pound anchor with three feet of chain. Fortunately I have one the correct size. As far as the boat lines I will go with the 1/2".
     
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    No worries on the spelling! You can't go wrong with more chain, either - just an fyi. You might want to get vinyl coated chain to help avoid scratching the boat.
     

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