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Old 15 February 2019, 09:57   #1
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Chain length

What's the recommended anchor chain length for a Honwave 3.2, thanks guys.
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Old 15 February 2019, 14:29   #2
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Three times the boat leanth approximately 4 or 6 mm would be fine plus your rope should be a least double what your water depth is
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Old 15 February 2019, 14:44   #3
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I always thought it was chain as long as boat and 3 x depth in rope?
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Old 15 February 2019, 17:03   #4
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I carry 6 m of chain 50 m of rope plus 30 m spare
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You don't need to apply the same big boat rules to a little SIB really but others might disagree - I think I have my 2KG folding Bruce with 2 or 3 metres of chain and like Jeff 30m or so of rope and another 50m coil to hand.
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You don't need to apply the same big boat rules to a little SIB really but others might disagree - I think I have my 2KG folding Bruce with 2 or 3 metres of chain and like Jeff 30m or so of rope and another 50m coil to hand.
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Good advice, while we're on the subject of anchors, don't bother with the collapsible grapple style - they're only worth throwing in the bin! ( IMHO )
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Thanks for the info guys, what style of anchor would you suggest fender
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Old 16 February 2019, 07:38   #8
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Thanks for the info guys, what style of anchor would you suggest fender
Depends on the type of bottom you need to anchor on
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Let's not overthink this one. The subject is an 11 foot inflatable dinghy in the Channel - most likely to put to sea in fine weather, will encounter tide races and wind, cliffs nearby. Ground likely to be sand, mud and shingle.

The attachment points are glued to a fabric hull. The boat weighs VERY little. In most conditions, this rig could be anchored with a divers weight belt and a roll of builders string.

My SIB is 9 foot. I carry a 2.5kg Bruce, 4m of light chain and an assortment of lines, but I use the 15mx8mm (white) for most anchoring. For the doubters, that same setup holds my 3 ton RIB in a gentle swell over sand and muds at depths of around 5m.

I've also towed a 20' Arvor pilothouse at 14 knots with the 6mm blue warp. It's basically string.

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Depends on the type of bottom you need to anchor on
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
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