Our 246 BR came with a Danforth anchor that's about as big as will fit in the anchor locker, but it's attached to braided nylon line only, no chain rode. It holds ok in dead calm, but sometimes has trouble in current or high wind, so I want to add some chain and get new line while I'm at it.
We anchor in a silty bottom river, generally in just 6- to 12-feet of water. How much chain should we add? Would 6- to 8-feet of 1/4" chain, and about 80' of 3/8" braided nylon be enough? To me, 1/4" sounded on the small side, though I read somewhere that would be about right, but there's a lot of conflicting information out there. Then again, it is chain, not line, so maybe 1/4" is pretty strong.
Thanks for any help!