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Old 23 August 2008, 02:11   #1
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Hi all
I'm planning to do a bit of fishing from my Sib, probably off the Norfolk coast.
Can anyone explain which anchor/chain/rope etc I should use?
Where should I attach it on the Zodiac?
Sorry for the numbnut questions, I'm planning to do the power boat level 2 course shortly, but want to go for a little bimble now.
Thanks for any assistance
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Old 23 August 2008, 08:54   #2
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Get a small bruce anchor. The Delta is better but the smallest is overkill for a SIB.

It is usually a case of the more chain and rope the better but if it's just for a spot of fishing just use all rope. The bigger the diameter the easier it is to handle.

Attach a short painter to the bow eye and then attach the ancor rope to that but leave some in the boat so you can pull it back in easily.

The folding grapnel is next to useless unless you use it in rocky ground.
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Thanks mate
Sods law that I was given a folding grapnel with the boat then!
I'll have a bit of a google for a Bruce then.
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I've used a small folding grapnel with a SIB and it's fine
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Thanks mate
Sods law that I was given a folding grapnel with the boat then!
I'll have a bit of a google for a Bruce then.
A folding grapnel is great for a SIB, get your self at least 2m of 6mm chain and 10-20m of cheep 8mm line. You should have an eye on the front of your SIB, this will be the best place to secure it. You may also want a bucket to put the Anchor in when in the boat, this will double up as a bailer if you take on any water.

Don't forget to check the weather and tides and take at least a cheep compass, inshore flare pack and mobile phone with you

Have fun.

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Thanks fella's, some useful tips there.
I'm desperate to get out on the water, but even more desperate not to get into a drama & need my sorry arse rescued!!
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I've used a small folding grapnel with a SIB and it's fine
Take it down to the beach - set it in wet sand and pull - it moves very easily with one hand - and mine was a 7.5kg one which is bigger than most!!!

It really did suprise me just how useless it was.

Then again you only have to look at the size of the flukes to realise that. On rock of course it will grip really well............
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Take it down to the beach - set it in wet sand and pull - it moves very easily with one hand - and mine was a 7.5kg one which is bigger than most!!!

It really did suprise me just how useless it was.

Then again you only have to look at the size of the flukes to realise that. On rock of course it will grip really well............
Yes Jono.. you sure about that post Grapnels are great if you have the right bottom, but fook all good if ye dont .. mind you it is easy to stow
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if you do decide to use the folding grapnel type its not a bad idea to wire or bind the locking ring so it wont turn and allow the flukes to fold back it doesent happen on all but on some cheap models or its worn it can fold on the sea bed especially if its starts to drag and bounce and tumble a bit ,think i would go for a danforth delta or bruce though as they will hold on sand or mud better.with 2 or 3 meters of chain then rope .
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sorrrry duplicate
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