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Old 04 July 2012, 02:52   #21
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Lets see user error with a grapnel... Twist to release lock allowing flukes to fall down. Drop lock onto flukes and twist to fix them in position. Toss grapnel anchor overboard, letting out some scope. Gear up and dive down anchor line to check on anchor as done every time, before beginning scuba dive. Find grapnel anchor partially closed, and go what a piece of junk! Good thing the chain is holding it, fix anchor and continue dive. Not alcohol induced, but nitrogen narcosis induced hatred for grapnels

I use a folding grapnel anchor and never had a problem with it. I some times use it for diving and it works fine. (I prefer a shot really)

I also use it in boat handling courses and it always comes up intact even when deployed by students.

The Bruce is supposedly the best weight to holding ratio. But the folding Granpnel is good general purpose and of course it folds away saving space in a small boat.

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Old 04 July 2012, 04:07   #22
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This is a 3mtr Avon RIB we are talking about, not a commercial dive rib or the FFing Titanic, get a grip guys, some of you are losing the plot or have already lost it

Read the OP's question carefully before typing.
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This is a 3mtr Avon RIB we are talking about, not a commercial dive rib or the FFing Titanic, get a grip guys, some of you are losing the plot or have already lost it

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So who got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning then
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So who got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning then
I think he's been Tango'd
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Old 04 July 2012, 04:20   #25
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I think he's been Tango'd
Maybe he's jealous because he cant get one of those on the mothership either
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OK that's it, I am off, I'm not posting for an hour as a protest at silly comments
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OK that's it, I am off, I'm not posting for an hour as a protest at silly comments
Promise???????

how many to make it a day?
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Hey what sort and size anchor would be suitable for a 3m Avon rib? any advice would be great! Thanks
I have used a folding anchor with 2m of chain for years with no problems, you just need to know how to set it correctly.

I have just upgraded my boat and have changed the anchor for a folding type, I do have a drag anchor that i need to get rid of, it looks like a plough blade, and is approx 3.5Kg

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This is a 3mtr Avon RIB we are talking about, not a commercial dive rib or the FFing Titanic, get a grip guys, some of you are losing the plot or have already lost it

Read the OP's question carefully before typing.
And this is the post before you self-edited it, where's the three foot high red letters gone?!
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