Now this idea may seem kinda loopy but let me know what you think.
We have an issue with our anchor well where the rope warp doesnt really feed down all that well and the chain crowns up and jams up. So if we have more than about 25m of chain out we need someone to be down below and give it a push every now and then. Which is a pain but manageable unless I'm by myself.
With price to go stainless at around $4k and no guarantee that it would fix it(it would help but may not fix it) we are reluctant to spend the cash.
So now for loopy idea. What if we cut the chain in half and had the first 25m on the anchor then 25m of rope then the other 25m of chain then more rope. This would mean that most of the time we would be anchoring with the first 50m like a normal boat but if it cuts up then we would let the next bit as needed.