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Old 05 January 2016, 08:50   #1
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Anchor weight

I have a 7.5kg bruce anchor from the speed boat I owned. It seems unnecessarily large/heavy for the new Honwave t38. Much as I don't want to go buying a new anchor I can't help but think I should to save weight and space.

What is a reasonable anchor weight that will provide safety should we get caught out yet not take up too much valuable space?

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Depends on what you do with the boat, but for diving from my Achilles 14' (unattended boat), I used to use a 5lb Danforth knock-off. On my 18' RIB, I use a 8lb Danforth. Those do take a up much more space than a claw type. I would thing that a 4 lb (or 2 Kg?) claw would do fine.

Just as important is using a decent amount of chain to keep the pull on the anchor horizontal.

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Old 05 January 2016, 12:49   #3
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Yep I have a 2kg "Bruce" and a 2.5kg "Danforth" style on an almost 4m boat and neither have ever let me down. I was particularly impressed with the Bruce in the surfline on Coll this year, held beautifully on the sandy bottom. They each have the boats length worth of chain on them.
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The chain length is as important as the anchor to keep the pull low allowing dig in but as the guys have said.

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Old 05 January 2016, 14:10   #5
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Thanks chaps. I think I'll replace the 7.5kg fella with something a little smaller, anyone want it? Comes with approx 14ft of chain and 30m rope.
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Anchor weight

Aye if it's free can pick it up next time I go to Standsted airport in a couple of weeks 😜 I've got a 5 kg grapple you can have I think it's 5 kg anyway I had it for my sib
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