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Old 07 September 2017, 08:34   #1
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I think I need a Danforth/flute style anchor for the east coast areas (Essex -Norfolk)
Can anyone advise on anchor weight & length of chain so it lays down for a 4.3M RIB?


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ps - I did try the Grapnel when watching the Clacton airshow but it did not work
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3-5kg Bruce and 5m of chain might be the answer much better than a grapnel which I have never had work well.
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2kg Galvanised Steel Bruce Boat Anchor - GS Products

this is what i use with 6 m of chain
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One thing to think about is how you are going to store it and that might dictate the size within reason.

I think 1 kg/m is a rule of thumb bandied about for anchor size.

Chain size - 1mm/m of boat length (starting at 6mm)

Chain length - same length as boat
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One thing to think about is how you are going to store it and that might dictate the size within reason.

I think 1 kg/m is a rule of thumb bandied about for anchor size.

Chain size - 1mm/m of boat length (starting at 6mm)

Chain length - same length as boat
Good point I went to buy this 3.5Kg Claw Bruce Style Anchor - Galvanised - Claw Bruce Style Anchors - Discount Marine Chandlery and Sailing Equipment. Bargain Boat Spares and Clothing

Wouldn't fit so I got this 2KG Claw Bruce Style Anchor - Galvanised - Claw Bruce Style Anchors - Discount Marine Chandlery and Sailing Equipment. Bargain Boat Spares and Clothing Holds well much better than the grapnel as proven when a mate with grapnel had to get a lift to fetch his after it took its self across the bay.....
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Thanks for the replies guys,


I have bought a 4.5kg danforth with 3 mtrs of 7mm chain & rope


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