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Old 25 June 2010, 05:28   #1
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Zodiac Anchor

Could anyone advise on what weight anchor would be needed for my mk3GR Zodiac to be kept safely at sea over night?
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Old 25 June 2010, 11:58   #2
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I use a 5kg Delta - which is generally considered overkill, but I would prefer to find my Mk2 Futura in roughly the same position the next morning. It all depends on what sort of seabed and whether you are out at sea or in a sheltered creek etc ...
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Old 26 June 2010, 06:10   #3
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yeah better to be safe than sorry eh bumble. I'm not sure what the weight of my currenty anchor is but i'd say inc. the chain it must be at least 10kg's. I'm just never convinced how safe it is when i leave it on anchor for lunch/pub stops at different harbours.

thanks for the comment though.
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Old 27 June 2010, 13:41   #4
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Navy Style 25lb

Most of the guys that I know of running 14-15 foot SIB's are using a 25lb Navy style anchor with 20 foot of chain and enough rope for a 3 to 1 scope. Danforth style are to be avoided due to the sharp points.... and Mushrooms dont have the holding power.
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Old 28 June 2010, 01:47   #5
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I'm currently carrying a 3 KG bruce anchor (galvanized Chinese knockoff, actually) + 2 m of chain. I haven't used it yet, but I'm sure it will be quite adequate. I had been using a 5 KG bruce anchor during the last couple of summers and felt it was way more than necessary. It certainly held with no slippage in every condition I tried it in. I decided to go with a smaller anchor this summer since it was able to fit in my bow storage box much more neatly than the other one did.
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Old 28 June 2010, 05:26   #6
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I use a 2.5 kg Danforth for lunch stops with 3m chain on a 3:1 warp and I'm happy with that, but it has shifted (on sand) in a big sea - which is why I use the overkill anchor overnight when I'm not there !
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