Presently winds are 20 gusting to 26. I have 140 feet of 7/16" chain out, a snubber of unknown length attached with a rolling hitch and a chain hook attached to rope which is cleated off. (Said hook is attached to a chain link on deck to alleviate stress on the windlass.) .
This was the best I could do in my befuddled state. I am looking for a more permanent solution to my entire anchor set up. Of import with all chain is cleating off without using the windlass to hold it. (A chain catch was suggested so I'll be looking into that.) I may add rode to the chain, or both. .
The CQR is presently locked to the mast as its chain is shacked to the Danforth chain. With the windless "protection" set up, it was hitting the hull. .
Have to remind myself only so much I can do. With winds forecasted to high 30s/low 40s, a placeholder was necessary. Pic 1 gives an overview from the windless forward; pic 2 attempts to show a bit more detail: the rolling hitch on chain in water, port side cleat set up showing the chain hook take up the chain tension from the windless and newly learned lesson of snubbers going outside the hull vs. inside bow roller. .
So looking forward to a secure anchor set up and restful nights' sleep. Forgive the ramble. Happens when I'm exhausted. .
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