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Old 03 July 2012, 09:00   #1
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Hey what sort and size anchor would be suitable for a 3m Avon rib? any advice would be great! Thanks
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3.2kg one of these Force 4 Folding Grapnel Anchor - From 7.50 - Force 4 Chandlery with 2mtrs of chain (appropriate sized) attached then 25mtrs of line 9or more if going deep fishing). Better to get the line spliced to the chain and a galvanised fitting from the chain to the anchor
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For general purpose anchoring, a small Bruce, say 2.5kg and around 3-4m of chain will be sufficient (especially when you consider the conditions you are likely to be boating in - i.e. fairly benign)
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At 3m is that a true RIB or do you mean a SIB? Loads of prevous topics on anchors available from a forum search but for small SIB's despite everyone knowing they are not exactly the best holders going I reckon many of us still use a folding grapnel type as they are just so compact/cheap/convenient. A few m's of chain helps too rather than all rope.
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Don't get a grapnel as they fold when you don't want them too. I use one for my kayak, but would never for my boat. A navy anchor, danforth, or as recommended above a bruce type anchor, with chain the length of the boat and somewhere around 65 meters of rope.
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ok thanks for the advice! what sort of weight danforth would be suitable?? cheers
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Don't get a grapnel as they fold when you don't want them too. I use one for my kayak, but would never for my boat. A navy anchor, danforth, or as recommended above a bruce type anchor, with chain the length of the boat and somewhere around 65 meters of rope.
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ok thanks for the advice! what sort of weight danforth would be suitable?? cheers
Get one of these 'American' ones, and don't forget the forklift for the chain It won't pierce your RIB like a Danforth

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