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Old 19 February 2017, 07:41   #1
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Pulling up the anchor

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A while ago there was a thread what size anchor rope and of course it lead on to pulling thin rope up and the effect on the hands I have used these in the past quite a nifty bit of kit and saves the hands.
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You didnt explain yourself in the above very well, are you saying you are using ascenders to pull the anchor because your anchor line is thin?

I own quite a large amount of climbing gear which I would never use in a saltwater enviromeant. Climbing gear is normally lightweight high strength alloys, they are also pretty expensive.

I anchor in depths of 50-80m where a simple float system is used to pull my anchor and has never given me any problems in the last 30+ years. I use light braid anchor lines down to 6mm for cutting fast tidal flows, these are rated to around 1.5 tons. My boat and engine thrust could never break such strengths unless the anchor line was to get damamaged over rough reef (which has never happened).

I use a sarca anchor which has the best holding ratings of any anchor in anything from sand to reef.

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I own quite a large amount of climbing gear which I would never use in a saltwater enviromeant.
I'd figured you for a climber. Or a pilot, I couldn't decide....
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I'd figured you for a climber. Or a pilot, I couldn't decide....
I use climbing gear to photograph nesting birds, mainly eagles which nest 30m +.

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ok

look down the list they are a cheep as 20 odd quid they are protected with being anodised wash off and wd 40 keeps them ok but we just treat them as throw away for that money.
we use them for pulling up shot lines for divers 50kg + just a better grip using two one holds while the other pulls, also we get a lot off jelly fish tenticles on the rope [lions main] sting like hell if you brush your face with them especially with gloves on.
the petzl tiblock is ok but you need a carabina and a handle to make it easy to handle.
i use this one in the picture its a MECKEL [fall restraint equipment] takes 0-22mm rope its s/s i fit a short dog lead neoprene handle through the hole on the ring for pulling.

you can use a prusic knot too even cheeper
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Still think its hard work that way As for jelly fish the waters here are teaming with the pesky little buggers, mainly blue bottles (Portuguese man of war) where sometimes all you can do is scrape them off the anchor rope with a knife once you've floated the anchor with a float.

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