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Old 08 June 2014, 15:43   #1
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delta anchor

Before I order up a replacement anchor has anyone got a delta anchor they dont want? It doesn't need to be shiny and new, but still with plenty of life.

Its for a 6.5mtr rib so thinking something about 4-6kg
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If there happened to be two going, I'm also after similar for my 6m rib.....
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Yeah Ovey - Get back in the line!

I guess you may have more success as your location is better than mine.

Anyone got one? If not I will be out this weekend to get one.
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Old 10 June 2014, 04:51   #5
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one of the online chandlers was selling very acurate delta copies for about a 1/3rd the cost of genuine im struggling to remember who it was but it could have been boat gear direct I think I saw the double page add in motorboats monthly
I bought one and fitted it to a boat I was selling so I could keep the genuine delta for my next boat
I must admit I was tempted to keep it when it arrived as it looked good new and shiny but I didnt so dont know how good they are after use
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thanks, I will have a look around - the thing with anchors is it seems to be more in PnP online

I am not that bothered about quality as in my years of boating i could count the times i have used the current anchor on one hand - and ive never left the boat alone at anchor.
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Yeah Ovey - Get back in the line!

I guess you may have more success as your location is better than mine.

Anyone got one? If not I will be out this weekend to get one.
I know my place!

I think Marine superstore has 5kg D-Type anchors for 35 but as you say, it'll need PnP adding.

I'm not sure - would a 5kg anchor be suitable for a 6m (6.5m in your case) boat? Or would a 7.5kg (next size up) be better?
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Well, I guess the best option is bigger is better - but I currently have a 4kg folding grapnel, and its served me well in the water the hand full of times ive needed it, but done more damage to the hull bouncing around.

Ive done a quick google and the first site ive seen says...

1.5kg per metre is a starting point and not too bad a one but only a guide. From there you adjust for the varying factors.
Increase the size if –
You have a heavier boat than the average
If you have lots of windage i.e. a big solid fly bridge, a ketch and etc
You are a big wide boat
You have a big blunt bow on your boat
You are a nervous sleeper or are 'out to lunch' when you are asleep
You have a lightweight rode behind the anchor
You are planning extended coastal or offshore trips
You boat is an area the weather changes fast
You are planning on using older anchor designs
While it is not recommended to go much smaller, some smaller boats can drop a small amount if -

You only day fish and don't overnight on your boat
You never leave your boat on anchor
Know what seabed type you will be over all the time i.e. get a specialised type anchor
You never boat when there is wind over 10knts and waves
You have a skinny lightweight style of boat
You use a real big rode behind it.

My plan is to sort my anchor locker out, so replace the anchor because of the damage, and lack of options to store it, line the locker with some matting, a custom made bracket, and then some of this weighted anchor line so I don't need any chain - as that's not helping smashing around the locker.

I never leave the boat un attended at anchor, but this may be down to my trust in the folding crapnel - so if I had a decent one i may use it more.

(Im sure its 4kg... thinking about it it may be 9kg.... but you've got me thinking and i will check tonight)
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I've got a 4kg folding grapnel too, and haven't had to use it yet. I'm sure it would be fine for light or temporary use, but I'd want something more substantial for longer stays or if an emergency occurs.

It's currently laid on top of the chain, which is on top of the coiled rope in my bow locker and doesn't make too much mess in there like that. If I get a bigger D-type then I may have to look at lining the locker (if indeed a d-type fits into the locker through the hatch)!
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My locker is a decent size, so will fit something suitable no problems, but i havent had the same success keeping mine in line.

The best I have had is about 3 trips with one storage solution - then it quickly smashes away at the hull.
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