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Old 18 April 2007, 04:42   #1
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5 or 7.5?

I am about to purchase a new anchor.
It is going to be for sand use only, and wondered if a 5kg Bruce would be enough to hold my boat, or should i go for a 7.5kg?
The 7.5kg is quite a lot bigger and may cause some storage problems, but if needs must..........
The Rib is a 8m Scorpion
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Got to be the 7.5kg for a RIB that size I'd say.
Plus chain of course

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I bought a genuine Bruce 7.5kg for my RIB - chuffed when I found it on Ebay. It turned out to be too big to fit in my well and would be a pain to get through the hatch in a panic.

I have a 5kg Bruce as a working anchor and it is too small for an emergency.

Reading the tests etc the perfect anchor seems to be the Delta. It is basically the old CQR but with a solid shank. Unfortunately the 2 sizes they do suitable for us are 6kg and 10kg. Quite a gap in between but from the tests the 6kg easily outperforms the 7.5kg Bruce. The Danforth works very well in mud but less so in sand and is useless in rock.

The Delta is quite expensive at 84 but they now sell a copy for 22 - it is identical but the finish isn't quite as good.

http://www.boatgeardirect.co.uk/id14.html

Mine should arrive tomorrow.
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Brilliant - my Delta copy has arrived today. It looks like it will be a perfect fit in my locker - there is a hole in the floor so the plough will sit down in the V - with rubber mats under it of course!!!

Finish is a bit rough but there's plenty of Galv on it!!!
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Brilliant - my Delta copy has arrived today. It looks like it will be a perfect fit in my locker - there is a hole in the floor so the plough will sit down in the V - with rubber mats under it of course!!!

Finish is a bit rough but there's plenty of Galv on it!!!
You could test it in your marina mouth eh?

Sounds good, i will order one tommmorow...thanks.....
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I ordered from boatgear just before Easter and their carrier lost it - I complained and they sent another one out on next day AND refunded me 10 delivery charge without me even asking - great people to deal with!!! They take Paypal as well which is quite useful for me.
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