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Grappling Hook / Mighty Mite anchoring in Sandy Hook / Rockaway reef

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I'm preparing my gear change for when fluke closes (jesus christmas only 4 weeks +/- left).

I have a few questions for those that anchor these reefs with grappling hooks (I am unfamiliar with grappling techniques, traditional anchoring on SH Reef is russian roulette trying to find sand between the rubble piles):

#1) How much chain are you using on your grappling hook/might mite?

#2) How much scope are you using? I would think you would want as little scope as possible to keep the boat on the peice that the anchor is in, correct? Almost a 1:1 Scope?

#3) If you get the anchor in the peice, are you tying it off on the bow bit/cleat and backing down on it to bend the tine?

I am committed to not lose another hi tensile anchor and 30' of hi test chain this year. To **** with the windlass I'll pull the damned anchor by hand if i have to.
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Use it as a secondary anchor to grapple the wreck or reef to keep the boat from swinging too much.
No chain needed and a short scope is preferred.
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