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Old 01 December 2002, 18:42   #11
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Thats a great pic, and also very sad. I remember diving this wreck, admittedly it was more of a snorkle as was only a metre deep. I also have pics of me on top of the bridge which has now colapsed all together. The sand has also almost covered it now.

I guess like all the wrecks in Orkney they are all rusting away. However I can confirm its a fanastic place to explore by rib, both inside and outside of the flow.
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Old 02 December 2002, 13:39   #12
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Can any one

.............honestly say that this anchor will work???
bet nooooooot
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Old 02 December 2002, 16:11   #13
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Kieth, are you sure that's an anchor?

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Not really, but that's what it says in the catalogue!

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i think that anchor might hold on a flat calm day but any surge it would be sure to drag. i have gone through many anchors and recently bought a small knock-off of a bruce anchor( patent has expired) and it works great.
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That mushroom thing looks like a mud anchor to me, and I am rather uncertain how useful it would be. My choice of SIB anchor is a folding grapnel.

Make sur you have a decent amount of chain (at least 5 metres) as well.

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Old 03 December 2002, 07:38   #17
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You mean something like these two photos JK??

I have 3 anchors, a danforth 17 kgs, a bruse 20 kgs and a plow 20 kgs all with 20 mtrs and 100 mtrs of chain and 100 mtrs rope but the best is my little folding anchor with 5 mtrs of chain and 50 mtrs rope that grabs on anything anywhere any time and at any sea or weather condition.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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Old 03 December 2002, 07:40   #18
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...and when is open

just another view of the GREAT HOLDING ANCHOR!!
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Well folks, thanks. That's certainly a comprehensive answer.

I know I had asked before but that was prior to seeing the 'mushroom' anchor (I guess the thought that I may be able to eat it started to sway me!).

I'll go for the folding grapnell with 5 m of chain. I hope my little boat will still float with all the extra weight. Must get all ship shape for Orkney.

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