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Old 08 December 2002, 10:31   #21
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Good point Will Power. Personally, I have the utmost respect and admiration for Mr. Hart This stems from the fact that he is the only person I know who can eat a sugared jam doughnut WITHOUT licking his lips. The fact that he achieves this gargantuan feat of trenchermanship by getting the whole doughnut, in his gob, in one go is beside the point. He's a legend in his own lunchtime.

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Old 08 December 2002, 10:38   #22
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...folding grapnell with 5 m of chain.
That's what I use, Keith. The chain doesn't need to be mega-heavy duty ship type, so you should remain afloat OK!
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Old 08 December 2002, 12:45   #23
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Thanks Pepper and JK and all,

Looks like the folding grapnel type plus a bit of chain will be purchased for the Orkney Trip (did I mention the Great Orkney SIB Expedition 2003?).

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Just thought I'd let you know that I purchased a folding grapnel anchor for less than a fiver at Caley Marina in Inverness whilst I was away.

I wonder if you can get them cheaper from South Africa. No doubt Manos will let us know.

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I wonder if you can get them cheaper from South Africa. No doubt Manos will let us know.
5 pounds is fair price.
However what is the weight of the anchor (about 3-4 kgs)??

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Sib anchors

From what I can see of the mushroom I would not touch it. If I ever use one I reserve the right to change my mind though!!

In a small (less than 3.5m) inflatable then your best bet is for a grapnel. Make sure it is of a reasonable size, because they don't have much holding power in sand / mud.

Put in a bucket with the rope and dont forget to tie on the bitter end!

Larger than 3.5m, my first choice would use a danforth as flat, in a small crate or if you have the room a fish crate (like a bread tray).

Other choices of anchor are the same as ribs, but put the largest you can onboard with more line then you think you will ever need.

I also tend to use an anchor larger than the recomended size in case I have a tow and lots of line incase of bad weather. Some of the 5-6m RIB's I use for sailing safety have anchors for 12-16m yachts with over 60m of line + chain.

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To tie the anchor set down so it work jump up & smack you it the eye or overboard
That it needs to be available quickly in an emergency!

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Old 20 January 2003, 09:15   #27
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Larger than 3.5m, my first choice would use a danforth as flat, in a small crate or if you have the room a fish crate (like a bread tray).
I was under the same impression Tiger, it was only when I changed anchors and got a large (7 kgs) and small (3 kgs) folding grapnel anchors I realised how good these things are.
Danforths good but you need them to be heavy and lots of chain, same with plows, bruse etc etc.
The folding anchors they just grab even if you tie a bit of rope on them.
If I could I would have change the danforth I've got on my catatamran too for a folding anchor.
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Lets face it, no anchor besides a grapnel is easy to deal with in such a small boat.

I'm not saying a danforth is the best choice overall as an anchor, it just folds flat and has a good hold in sand / mud.

I do carry grapnel as a secondary on any boat if its there as it good for possition holding

As Manos said though, the amount of chain you use is very important.

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we are in agreement 100+1%.
Also (although a bit late) Happy New Year, and will be glad to go for beer again when I'm back in the UK!
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Belated Happy New Year to you all.

Beers soon Manos.

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