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Old 16 November 2019, 15:15   #1
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What anchor

.....and size for a 2.6m sib in a tide
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.....and size for a 2.6m sib in a tide
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https://www.marinescene.co.uk/produc...rd-anchor-kit/

This will do, the issue is storage on a very small SIB.
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Oh god. A what anchor thread!

You are rather limited with a SIB. Choices:
* Grapnel: easiest to store. Most useless.
* Danforth: actually quite big and those spikey tips get in the way. Do actually work though and available
* Bruce/CQR style: better holding. Least storable. Harder to find in small sizes.

The better option if you are made of money - the Australian plastic (nylon?) one.

Are you having chain?
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The better option if you are made of money - the Australian plastic (nylon?) one.
https://cooperanchors.com/

They’re very good...
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They’re very good...


I wondered about those. Have you used one?
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A 20kg Bruce should do the trick
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A 20kg Bruce should do the trick


You’d need some chain on it too, 10m of 8mm should be about right.
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I wondered about those. Have you used one?
Recon I got mine 6 years or so ago, I use 2m of 5/6mm chain then the line, they’re very good 👍
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Lee - tell us more. What size do you have. What are you anchoring. What conditions. Leave and return or stay aboard? What sort of bottom? What sort of scope are you using?
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Recon I got mine 6 years or so ago, I use 2m of 5/6mm chain then the line, they’re very good


Which one do you have, the blue or larger black one. What boat are you using it on?
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Which one do you have, the blue or larger black one. What boat are you using it on?
It’s the medium size and primarily used for my ski or baby rib close shore, they also do two larger options and these are rated to 6.5m boats. Regularly held other craft tied behind mine in stream just using my cooper.
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It’s the medium size and primarily used for my ski or baby rib close shore, they also do two larger options and these are rated to 6.5m boats. Regularly held other craft tied behind mine in stream just using my cooper.


Cheers, I was looking at the medium one (the blue one that you have) for my 3.9m SIB, but according to the cooper website it’s only good for upto 3m/jet ski. I think I’d probably get away with the smaller one with a decent chain & a lead weighted rope. The next size up is getting into Danforth territory wrg shape & stowage.
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Cheers, I was looking at the medium one (the blue one that you have) for my 3.9m SIB, but according to the cooper website it’s only good for upto 3m/jet ski. I think I’d probably get away with the smaller one with a decent chain & a lead weighted rope. The next size up is getting into Danforth territory wrg shape & stowage.
Think the blues are recommended to 3.5m? The larger skis are quite heavy and holding has never been an issue for me, not forgetting it’s lightweight / plastic so it doesn’t spend all its life trying to smash its way out of your bow locker 😂
If I ever lost it, I’d buy another 👍
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Think the blues are recommended to 3.5m? The larger skis are quite heavy and holding has never been an issue for me, not forgetting it’s lightweight / plastic so it doesn’t spend all its life trying to smash its way out of your bow locker

If I ever lost it, I’d buy another


Cheers for that, I’ll order a blue one up
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I use two Bruce anchors 2 kg & 1kg 6 m of chain on the 2 kg none on the 1 kg as I use it only as a stern anchor for beaching out stopping the stern drifting you don't need much for a SIB and the Bruce doesn't take much room up OMO
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Choice of anchor depends on many things: depth of water, type of seabed, currents, tides, wind, size of boat, whether the boat will be left unattended, and more.

A folding grapnel is good for rocky bottoms. A Danforth is good for sand and mud.

You won't need a huge one for a 2.6 metre SIB, but buy the biggest you can store. No one ever regretted relying on an anchor that was too big.

An important part of the anchoring system is a decent length of chain. Equally important is to have plenty of line. The catenary curve in the line acts as a spring, reducing shock for the people sitting in the boat at anchor on a choppy sea, and reducing the shock load on the anchor so that it is less likely to drag.

Best of all, of course, is to have two anchors.
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A folding grapnel is good for rocky bottoms. A Danforth is good for sand and mud.
Folding grapnel and good in the same sentence is a new one on me! 😂
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folding being the keyword, end of the day its not a battleship your anchoring up
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folding being the keyword, end of the day its not a battleship your anchoring up
Indeed, most of this thread discusses sib’s, folding grapnels aren’t great ( that’s me being very ‘diplomatic’ ) , there’s a lot better choices 👍 all imho
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They’re very good...
Look interesting.
I have a Danforth on my boat (17' Dory) for sea use & over sand, mud & mixed it's fine, but I hire smaller fishing boats on Rutland & Pitsford reservoirs which come with Danforths & over weedy bottoms they are an utter PITA as they just slide.
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