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Old 09 February 2016, 11:30   #31
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How would you want convinced they are better - or are you just not convincible there is anything wrong with what you have?
well I'm not convinced there is - but I'm still open to hearing benefits rather than features; however I think the OP has his answer and enough information for him to consider the pro's and con's of the cooper.

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I'm not sure I see the basis of boat stability for my choice of anchor.
try anchoring a kayak with a big heavy anchor and you'll see!
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So when lifting anchor its lifted and put neat instantly. And it never shifts when underway in a decent chop...
Correct. My anchor locker is essentially full (you can never have too much rope!) so there is no movement.
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Old 09 February 2016, 12:51   #32
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Use the big (like 1/2" across) zip ties, or a wrap or two or three of safety wire. It should take decent amount force to break the chain loose from the anchor shaft. If it doesn't, you're likely to find it coming loose when you want it to stay set (which could, depending on the circumstances, be anywhere from annoying to embarrassing to dangerous.)

My $.02 (.0177 Euro);

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I do prefer to loose anchor over losing a boat ...
I some kind of analytic who have to predicts all possible situations so I can imagine even when I tie a floating rope and someone pull it out by mistake or by curiosity. INOX (A4 steel) Bruce's 2kg anchor cost in Poland 40 GBP, 5 meters of chain similar so I can have one spare on boat and one more spare in my car (on vacation trip).
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I'm certainly not saying that I predicted the outcome. Just that I learned from it.

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Old 10 February 2016, 04:25   #34
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Better to learn from others' mistakes.
One of the reason why I like to read RIB.net
After I have red about RIB accident in UK (and portable radio was in locker and they have been waiting for help so long) I started to mount mine portable to life jacket or dive belt (even I have fixed radio also)
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