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Old 23 April 2015, 04:09   #1
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Anchoring SIB

Please excuse my ignorance!!
I have a 2700mm SIB has anybody got a diagramatic sketch or photos detailing what method to use to deploy the anchor in about 8m of water.I have a 1.5kg anchor would 6mm rope be suitable and how do I attach to the SIB D rings to save leaning over the bow to retrieve the anchor?

Thanks in anticipation

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Old 23 April 2015, 05:23   #2
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I know people who use a diving reel of 2mm line with 1.5m of 5mm chain.

Personally, I've got 40m of 8mm rope and haven't gotten around to buying the chain yet. I'm sure the 8mm was overkill but it was the cheapest.

To retrieve it, you could attach the line to the D rings at the front before launching and have a loose line from the anchor line to a ring at the back so that when you want to anchor you just lob it over the side, and to retrieve you pull the loose rope which would pull the anchor line round to the back so you could then pull it up. It always stays attached to the boat then.

To attach the line going from front to back you could use a slip knot of some description or a loop or a metal eye or something equivalent. It would need to slide on the anchor line so that you could pull it round to you.
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