Just bought a used 2015 Jeanneau NC 11, and the former owners had a very small anchor and 25 feet of chain to 75 ft of nylon rode. I think the chain is 5/16. As a former sailor , I am not happy with this arrangement but am torn between overweighting the bow and affecting performance vs an effective and strong anchor system. The Mantus web site recommends a 45 lb anchor for a 35-39 ft boat. Seems a bit much, but the Ultra web site recommends the same. Any thoughts on anchor size, chain and nylon rode length? We cruise in eastern CT/Block Island / Newport area. Thanks.
Hi. My view is you want all chain. I think I have maybe 80’ but never measured. Anchor is 36 lbs and it’s an Ultra model. I’m not sure how to attach a pic. This anchor is supposed to be one of the best. Use a bridle at anchor overnight and don’t leave weight on windlass.
My email is email@example.com if you want to email me and I can send a pic. I’m also part of an email group of a bunch of NC11 owners in NA and Europe if you want to join.
Chain is fine. Add bigger anchor...several sources recommend a bigger one. Add more line if you need longer anchor line. Pretty simple. I suspect you are reluctant to spend $$$ for new anchor and you want someone to assure you what you have is acceptable...fact is, many independent sources recommend bigger anchor. Choice is yours...keep what you have, sell anchor on Kijiji and buy a new one.
There are lots of opinions and approaches to anchors and rodes. On my 895 I settled on keeping the 14 kg anchor, 30 ft of chain, and 300 ft of 8 plait line. Although these are smaller boats there is good reference info in this chain “795 maximum chain and rode length “