Suggested Chain to Anchor Size

Suggested Chain to Anchor Size

The following information on chain sizes is intended as a guide only.

Sand Anchor
Anchor Weight
 
1.8kg
3.6kg
5.9kg
10kg
 
Size Name
-
4S
8S
13S
22S
-
Chain Size
-
5mm
6mm
8mm
8mm
-
Plough Anchor
Anchor Weight
8kg
11kg
13kg
17kg
22kg
29kg
Size Name
15P
20P
27P
35P
45P
60P
Chain Size
6mm
8mm
8mm
8 to 10mm
10mm
10 to 13mm

Anchor Chain Length

An anchor rode should always include enough chain to ensure a horizontal pull along the bottom. A minimum of 10 metres of chain or the boat length (whichever is the lesser) is recommended. An all chain anchor rode should always be used for anchoring in coral reef areas.