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Old 05 August 2009, 10:23   #1
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What Anchor to use?

Hi All, I'm new to SIBs & the forum & wondered what type & size of anchor would be best for me to get for my boat.

I've got a Honwave T32 - 3.2m Airdeck.

I have bought a couple of 10m x 8mm ropes for mooring etc but also need an anchor I suppose.

I will be using it in the UK - Devon & Cornwall. Planning to take it away for it's first holiday in September to South Devon (Salcombe, Dartmouth etc)

Any advise??
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A grapnel anchor is ok for a SIB, you'll need 3-5 times the depth of water in rope too.
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A grapnel anchor is ok for a SIB, you'll need 3-5 times the depth of water in rope too.

Not for sand, it's not. I'd suggest a smallish Bruce knockoff or a small Danforth type.

I agree with the amount of rode, and you should also add 10 feet of fairly hefty chain. Keep the bitter end of the rode attached to the boat (having a float on it makes for a quick getaway.) And wire any shackles so they can't come undone.

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A grapnel anchor is ok for a SIB, you'll need 3-5 times the depth of water in rope too.
Many thanks for your advise
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Not for sand, it's not. I'd suggest a smallish Bruce knockoff or a small Danforth type.

I agree with the amount of rode, and you should also add 10 feet of fairly hefty chain. Keep the bitter end of the rode attached to the boat (having a float on it makes for a quick getaway.) And wire any shackles so they can't come undone.

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Think its mainly shingle where I'm likley to be using it - will check first when I get there with the locals before buying the wrong sort - Probably the best bet eh!!
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Wouldn't a sand bag anchor be better for a SIB?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sand-Anchor-He...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Not for sand, it's not. I'd suggest a smallish Bruce knockoff or a small Danforth type.
If it was mine I'd be happy using a grapnel anchor, fold up nicely, buy two if your concerned?

I've done bigger dumps than the weight of his boat!
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Wouldn't a sand bag anchor be better for a SIB?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sand-Anchor-He...d=p3286.c0.m14
Thanks - Never heard of one befor your post!
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only problem with using a sand bag anchor is that it wont dig in to the bottom and the other reason is that sand will lose a third of its weight when submerged ,something like any of thesein the photo will be ok .
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Thanks to all

Many thanks for all the suggestions posted so far

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