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Old 29 April 2015, 15:37   #11
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OK it's an Oz site, but a few suggestions here giving boat length:
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think oz boats work the same, lol. All good reading, thanks
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Old 29 April 2015, 17:04   #12
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Another guide with more optimistic figures.

Anchor weight guide

As you say this one is recommending 2KG for a Bruce type (twice that for other types) but I'd go a bit bigger. 4-5KG is still pretty easily managed.
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Thanks again. Didn't mean last mssg to sound so sarcastic having read it back, it was supposed to be funny. I genuinely love reading all this nurdy stuff. There is obviously quite an art to it. I think for fishing you need to be very efficient, else you end up in the wrong place though!

Very tempted by a 4.5/5kg bruce for a change. The other thing my mate suggested was try with the 2kg one and if it struggles then wrap some lead around it to help it dig in which i thought wasn't a bad idea. Lead is rather expensive though these days!
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I'd use heavier/more chain or run an "angel" down the line rather than wrapping lead round the anchor but to be honest, seems like more hassle than it's worth.The bigger anchor will buy you peace of mind and you can spend your precious time fishing instead of b*gg*ring around with ground tackle
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Thanks again. Didn't mean last mssg to sound so sarcastic having read it back, it was supposed to be funny.
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Decided to go for a 2kg bruce having moved a 5kg carton today, and thought it would be a killer pulling that up with chain etc. I've been managing with a near weightless aluminium danforth for several years so pretty sure it will be good. Was only 15 posted so no great shakes. With it i ordered 40m of 6mm nylon rope for 11.60 and no postage, so should be sorted.
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