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Old 15 April 2018, 15:54   #1
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Anchor Advice

Hi,

Just got a Honwave 3.5m today with a Honda 20hp on the back.

Can you please reccomend a suitable anchor / chain and rope for this set up.

I will be useing the boat for fishing around Anglesey including the Menai Straights.

Space will be an issue but I need it to be big enough to hold???

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Old 15 April 2018, 15:58   #2
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2kg Bruce 3.5 meters of chain and 40 meters of 6mm or 8 mm rope that should be enough to hold you
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Old 15 April 2018, 23:51   #3
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Anchor Selection Guide: How to Choose the Best Boat Anchor Type | Anchoring Articles and Tutorials

Danforth Standard Marine Anchor

Remember that thick rope is easier to handle when your hands are cold and wet.

Many people anchor with too little line out. A long anchor line acts as a shock absorber due to the catenary curve, giving the anchor itself more chance todo its job.

Those folding grapnel type anchors are OK on rock, but weak on sand and mud. A Danforth anchor is good on sand and mud but less good on rock.

I've included some links above.
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2kg Bruce 3.5 meters of chain and 40 meters of 6mm or 8 mm rope that should be enough to hold you
Bruce holds great on any bottom I have tried. Chain is a must
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As above - Bruce 2kg + chain 2 or 3 metres is enough on a SIB and lots of line - I carry 50m of 6m or 8mm (cannot remember) is easy to tuck away.
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As chance would have it, I used the SIB anchor as a lunch hook for the RIB today. 1 knot of tide working in tandem with a 5m/s wind on a 3 ton RIB over compacted sand. 2.5kg bruce on 3m chain with 8mm line - total win.
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I modded my Bruce to fit in the Peli - daren't post details/pics or I'll be ripped apart on here (by people telling me I'll be ripped apart on the rocks when it fails!).
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I bought one of these for my PWC and now use it on the Rib

https://cooperanchors.com/

I remain really impressed as it is nylon and relatively light weight so less danger of damaging you or your boat in storage. But due to the design they always roll and dig in. Works with most bottom types, but you always risk loosing an anchor on rocks without a tipping line.

I still use this anchor on my 7mtr rib as a back up / stern anchor but in reality I use it for lunch stops due to its ease of use. I really ought to invest in the larger size now though.

Anglesey is my cruising ground also. Its generally a sandy bottom unless your in close to Puffin island where I snapped a leg off a grapple anchor when it was fast on a rock. (Tried the running over it technique )
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I’d be annoyed if my Bruce got stuck, really upset if I lost a cooper......


https://www.marinescene.co.uk/produc...ium-anchor-kit

https://cooperanchors.com/anchors/
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Id be annoyed if my Bruce got stuck, really upset if I lost a cooper......


https://www.marinescene.co.uk/produc...ium-anchor-kit

https://cooperanchors.com/anchors/


Ive shackled my line to the tipping eye and used a fairly heavy duty cable tie to hold the line to the eye on the shank.

That way if it does snag a decent tug should snap the tie and bring the anchor out backwards. I wouldnt use this method in an unattended boat though.

The only negative is that I would be leaving another piece of plastic behind, which we could do without. But we could all do our bit and bring a bucket of the stuff back off the beaches after every trip.

Anyone know of some other way of doing the above without using a cable tie?
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