Quote Originally Posted by SaltyGaffer View Post
I still have the 45lb CQR. I also have a Fortress for mud and a 85lb Fisherman for a storm. I agree about the scope. I would think if you have the room, the more the better. 5:1 minimum.
I teach 7:1 scope to set the anchor and shorten up to 5:1 once set depending on wind, traffic, etc.
But all of this depends on bottom material, type and size of anchor, boat and load, crew, rode, etc, etc, etc.
There are a lot of variables.