Topic: Ground Tackle Recommendations?

I will be sailing my Contessa 26 in the Great Lakes for my first time next year so I am interested in hearing what others are using for their anchoring systems.

I have been planning to use a combination of 3-strand rope and chain but would consider an all-chain set up if I install a manual windlass to lift it. 

My questions are:

What sizes of rope and chain do you use?

Do you use all-chain or a combination of chain and rope?

What size and type of anchor do you use?

Thanks

JJT Contessa 26 #320

Re: Ground Tackle Recommendations?

I have a 25 lbs plow, 25 ft of chain and 200 ft of line. Never failed me. Could not really fit any more in the chain locker. The weight of an all chain setup may be a concern.

Re: Ground Tackle Recommendations?

Good to hear the 25 b. plow works well. 
I still have my 25 lb. CQR and some aluminum Fortress Danforth-type anchors that work well in sand so I should be covered.
Thanks

JJT Contessa 26 #320