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Old 04 February 2009, 15:12   #1
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Fantastic new anchor

Well I think it's new but may have seen something similar before.

http://www.stealthanchors.com/

http://www.ecs-marine-equipment.co.u...ors-index.html

The Stealth anchor looks like it has a large surface area for it's weight and folds flat for storage. sizes seem to be about 2.5 or 3.5kgs so ideal for a SIB. The bigger ones would be great for a RIB as well.

In most places it is the surface area NOT the weight on an anchor that counts - the weight is useful when it comes to getting the anchor to set.

A buried parachute is a good example. Weighs next to nothing but would hold anything if it was buried in the mud!!!
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Old 04 February 2009, 15:18   #2
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I don't think the powder coated one is a good idea though. It will prob soon wear off and rust like hell - galv or stainless a better bet!!!
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wonder how well it would hook up a rocky area, also if it truly hangs up on something how would you pull it from the back side to get it free. Most anchors have a break away or slide ring so that you can pull them backwords of needed to get them free.
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Surface area provides the resistance to pullout; however, it's the weight and profile that allows the hook to set in the first place (especially in soft substrates.) Many lighter anchor designs have trouble penetrating enough to get the set inthe first place.

Cod; So what makes this anchor so fantastic, other than the fact that it's new?


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It's just that it looks "right" - good surface area and folds flat - should be good for a SIB. I have seen loads of folding anchors before that just look all wrong.

It has good surface area and looks like it will penetrate quite well.

I am about to buy one so will keep people informed.
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I am about to buy one so will keep people informed.

It does look intresting. Looking forward to the report.
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looks like a wheel clamp to me ..think it will be ok though ,but i dont see any space saving if compared to a danforth .and as jyasaki said the smaller lighter ones seem to take a bit to penetrate or start to dig in.
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