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Old 15 April 2018, 15:54   #1
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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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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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