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Old 20 March 2006, 15:39   #1
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8.5m RIB Whats best General Purp Anchor

Cruising all over west of Scotland. Sand, Rock Shingle Bottoms mostly. Need an anchor for day mooring, or semi beaching only. Have tried a few, any of you guys found something effective and easily stowable that wont rattle about without ratcheting it to the deck? What size/weight should it be for this craft? (which is not too heavily rigged)


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Old 21 March 2006, 02:47   #2
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I used a 16kg plough with about 15m of chain for leaving overnight and a wee 6kg bruce with about 10m of chain for occasional/ in sight anchoring. Tried the wee bruce one day in the middle of the Clyde in about a F4 and it held no problem.
11kg main with 8mm chain and 12mm rope and 5kg kedge with 6mm chain and 10mm rope is what the general guide is.
Check with your insurance before leaving her at anchor. A rib went ashore one night and the insurance refused to pay out because he didnt have the clause about leaving her unattended at anchor overnight.
Hard or Soft it's never BIG enough
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