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Old 16 February 2019, 12:35   #11
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Decent "Plough" matched to you're RIB and needs....for me every time!...
I often anchor (and recover....a big pluss,and not often discussed in the Bristol Channel over all Sea bed types from big rocks and Shingle to soft mud and sand ...ALL in extreme tides!
I use the cable tie method to hold and break out when nessesary....for me after years of trial and error they defiantly work Best overall

Similar location bruce style has always held well and much cheaper than a cooper but if you have money burn get a cooper.... rarely anchor in deep water but carry a length of rope so I could if had too.....
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Old 17 February 2019, 05:23   #12
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I like the Bruce personally as been said its not a battleship we are anchoring, on the wild camps I carry a 2 & 1 kg 2 kg to sea 1 kg to beach for the boat to dry out no chain on the 1 kg use a boulder instead
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Old 18 February 2019, 02:49   #13
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Thanks for the info guys, what style of anchor would you suggest fender
Bruce, plough, cooper - found all of them good, a nice length of chain to help them bite and plenty of rope
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Only one I ever had an issue with is a folding grapnel anchor on sand even with chain would not bite properly.....
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Bruce, plough, cooper - found all of them good, a nice length of chain to help them bite and plenty of rope

In most circumstances (with any decencent modern anchor) the length guage/weight of chain ...and plenty of rope is the paramount
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Been using sarca anchors for around 15 years, never lost one and they hold in virtually any bottom, the only anchor I will trust when doing extended offshore long range trips. Never had one fail to hold yet.

Ploughs are simply ploughs, often destroying delicate marine growth.



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By the way I have no affiliations with this company, simply use the product as they allow me to use lighter anchors and less chain. Chain length as a rule is equal to double the length of boat but this can also be influenced by the gauge of chain. So a 5m boat should have 10m of chain minimum, however I'm able to use half that as well as use a lighter anchor simply by using the super sarca.
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