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Old 11 July 2015, 18:12   #1
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Anchoring a SIB

As I intend to use my SIB for fishing, I wandered what is the best way to attach the anchor to the front of the boat. My boat is a mercury 340 air deck with 2 D rings either side of the main front handle and a couple of attachments on top where the grab rope goes through.
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I have the baby brother of this one. I have a bridle running between the D rings with a long loop in the middle. I have a carabiner on the loop that I attach an anchor line to. When not deployed, the long loop runs up via the center pull handle and doubles as a "rodeo" handhold when underway.

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Cheers for that, to clarify looks like each end of the rope is fastened to a D ring and not looped through?
When deployed does the end of the loop with the caribiner still go through the higher main handle at the front?
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Cheers for that, to clarify looks like each end of the rope is fastened to a D ring and not looped through?
When deployed does the end of the loop with the caribiner still go through the higher main handle at the front?
Correct - fastened to a D-ring. When deployed in anger, I remove the loop from the main handle as the handle is not designed to deal with sideways forces. For simple tie-ups and sheltered mooring, I leave the loop running through the handle for easy recovery.
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Thanks for the reply, seems pretty straight forward. So I take if the aim is to spread the load in the right places/directions.
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Yes, thanks for that... i have not been anchoring properly and will use this set up to distribute the stresses and strains..
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Mine is pretty much the same. The only difference is, instead of rope, I use 10-12mm bungee and this seems to make the boat sit a lot smoother especially in choppy water. I also have, to go along with the carabiner, a small bouy. The ones with a handle in it, it gives you something to grab rather than trying to bend right over to grab the rope. I attach the anchor line to the carabiner with a highway man's hitch.

works a treat.

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Haven't set mine up yet but was thinking about using something similar to act as a shock absorber.Dont suppose you have any pics of.set up including bouy?
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You can build a bit of "give" into the anchor line if you coil a bit and wrap a bungee tightly around it. The chain will give a bit of softening too, if it's heavy and long enough. You shouldn't be out there if there's THAT much of a chop!
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Put one length of line between the two D rings. Use an anchor bend to attach it to each D ring. Then put a butterfly knot (loop) in the middle.

Attach a painter to the butterfly knot with a double sheetbend. This should be a permanent set up, or at least something that you set up each time you launch the boat, regardless of whether you intend to anchor.

Then you drop the anchor and allow plenty of line out. If you have enough line out, it will hang in a curve and take up the shock without the need for a bungee.

Make a bight in the anchor line and attach the painter to it using a double sheetbend. (A single will do if you are not leaving the boat unattended.)

Then keep the loose end of the anchor line on board, with no tension on it.

The tension will then go anchor>chain>anchor line>painter>loop between the two D rings.

Why use carabiners when knots are free, and you need a knot to tie the carabiner on anyway?

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