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Old 20 September 2014, 15:22   #21
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Town: Stirling
Boat name: The Gurnard
Make: Quicksilver
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Yup..I vote for the bruce type anchor too.. I use one as a main anchor. I kg will do with a few meters of chain.. A SIB is not a heavy boat so I find I get away with this set up.
However ...I love my small grapnel too and wouldn’t be without it. Agreed ..I would not trust it holding if thrown overboard.. but I use mine on a short rope tied to the painter. When I land..its brought ashore and I manually jam it under rocks, in cracks..tie it to piers etc SIBS always been there when I returned they are not useless used that way.

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Old 27 September 2014, 17:00   #22
Country: Canada
Town: British Columbia
Make: Gemini
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Another recommendation for a bruce anchor. Like mentioned previously, you don't need a big one for a SIB, and it works well for all sorts of bottoms. It has no sharp edges so it is safe around inflatable tubes. I use a collapsible bucket to organize my chain and line, and find that I can store a bruce anchor with the buket just as compactly as I could with a folding grapnel anchor.

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