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Old 25 February 2012, 15:07   #1
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Hi GUYS AND GIRLS, has anyone got any idea where I can get hold of any old train wheels or ships anchors to use for mooring blocks??? any help would be much appreciated regards Mark
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Old 25 February 2012, 15:15   #2
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Hi The only place I know that sells them is www.boatgeardirect.co.uk
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Old 25 February 2012, 15:19   #3
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Thanks Jambo, I have contacted them but very costly?? so I thought I would give you all a shout and see what cropt up, but thanks anyway, someone must know where the train breakers yard is??? lol Regards Mark
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Depends on your seabed type, we used to make our own anchors. Gets your hands on some old bread creates flake some of your chain into the create then fill with concrete. We used 3 of these per moorings when placing, would dive down and bury them in a star formation. Connect all the chain in the middle and up to a riser. Hope this helps
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Old 25 February 2012, 16:42   #5
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Thanks stew, Iwas trying ti steer away from concrete as it looses about 40% of its weight in sea water, so I thought if I could get some train wheels it would solve the problem?? but thanks for advice about the bread baskets regards Mark
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or old car wheel rims filled with concrete--but still leaves you with the concrete issue. More cars about than trains though, even though they have less wheels
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Another thing that makes a great mooring "if" you can find some,is old Bulldozer/Cat/HiMac tracks.Just a short length is incredible heavy!
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trinitymarine.co.uk

Large Quantity of Dutch Barge Anchors., Ships Anchors

take your pick !!
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Try east croydon for wheels ..lol
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I have 30 old 1 ton concreate sinkers...yours for free just need to move them!
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