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Old 11 December 2008, 10:22   #1
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Anchoring and rigging Inflatables?

How do you guys rig your inflatables for anchoring? Do you rig a trolley system or quick release system of some sort or just attach to the front tow ring?
Any other usual rigging tips?

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Old 11 December 2008, 10:41   #2
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You could tie part of your anchor warp to your Painter(Bow line) and then bring the rest of the anchor line back into the boat, that way there is no weight on your tubes.
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Old 11 December 2008, 10:43   #3
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Tend to just clip the anchor line to the d ring under the bow with a clip shackle . Mines so light that with the engine tilted it really doesn't put much strain on it at all. If it was heavy or leaving it for along time I'd be temted to use the towing rings each side as well, but mostly its inside the harbour on nice days.

The painter & bow line is attached the same way - that way I can be 100% sure I'm not dragging any line that could end up in the prop. If I am motoring it gets taken inside the boat 100% & clipped to the transom as a stern line just in case.
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Old 11 December 2008, 11:10   #4
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Keep a painter permanantly attached to the bow keel eye. Take a bite out of the anchor line and attach the painter. Also tie the anchor line off in the boat with a touch of slack. If the bow eye takes the weight the boat will lie true to the tide, wind or current.

Then let all of your mates raft up to you 'coz they've got 'toy' anchors.
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I used to use the front handle/Eye as well.

I would pay out enough scope (hopefully), then form an alpine butterfly knot in the rode, and use a large locking carabiner to clip that to the handle.

I was anchoring for diving, so I was looking at an hour or two at the most.


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Keep a painter permanantly attached to the bow keel eye. Take a bite out of the anchor line and attach the painter. Also tie the anchor line off in the boat with a touch of slack. If the bow eye takes the weight the boat will lie true to the tide, wind or current.

Then let all of your mates raft up to you 'coz they've got 'toy' anchors.
Agreed Id say thats the best way and the way i use can also be used on ribs

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Agreed Id say thats the best way and the way i use can also be used on ribs

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It'll do for anything that floats with a keel.
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i use a bridle fastened to 2 eye bolts each side of the bow board then sometimes thread it through the large d ring .or if i need it really strong i fasten it to eye bolts on the transom then run it under the boat then through the large d ring,for quick relese i use carabiner snap hooks and i have a small float on the end of the anchor line so i can throw the lot over the side then recover it later.the top snap hook on the second photo is used by the rnli for the line to run through when the anchor is used for veering onto a lee shore or beach in big surf using the engine in reverse to stretch the anchor line to recover casualtys ,the weight of the boat is taken through ontop of the sponson so that the d ring wont be pulled off .
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i use a bridle fastened to 2 eye bolts each side of the bow board then sometimes thread it through the large d ring .or if i need it really strong i fasten it to eye bolts on the transom then run it under the boat then through the large d ring
Eh? If I've got that right, you'll have the loaded lines of the bridle rubbing over the tubes.
BTW, the bolts through the pad eye in the pic are in upside down.
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Eh? If I've got that right, you'll have the loaded lines of the bridle rubbing over the tubes.
BTW, the bolts through the pad eye in the pic are in upside down.
yes thats right the bridle has two short padded nylon sleeves to stop it chaffin the tubes , the eye bolt bolts are that way to stop them from chaffin the floor.
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