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Old 06 November 2016, 18:03   #11
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Presumably you mean lloyds register (a marine classification society) not llyods of London (an insurer). that said, I'd be surprised if they had only type approved one anchor.
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Old 07 November 2016, 01:22   #12
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Cleer desighn, but looks rather bulky for a rib where it normally has to fit into a bow locker.

Ideal if secured on a pulpit roller fitting.
Its for a 6.8 m rib, Im sure there would be enough room on that.

This is the size 2 which is much bigger than I need in my 550 pro, theres also a fire regulation 10 lt bucket 100m or 12mm rope and chain and a flaot for anchor recovery.

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Old 07 November 2016, 05:37   #13
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I can't instantly remember what sizes, but we have an aluminium Fortress as a kedge and an aluminium Spade anchor as the main anchor on our 40' (aluminium!) sailing yacht.

I find holding power and ability to dig in with the Fortress very good - we often deploy it from the dinghy as a kedge when anchoring to dry out on a beach, and it's never failed to dig in deeply, despite just being dropped from the dinghy and then manually hauled in, and only having ~4m chain on it.

Depending on where/how you will stow on the RIB, as a Danforth-style anchor the Fortress has quite a few protruding bits. So whilst it lies flat nicely, the shank and stock can sometimes make it a bit trickier to stow on a smaller boat.

We used to use some generic Danforth-style anchor as our primary on a 6.5m RIB. Apart from stowage, that worked pretty well, but I definitely rate the Fortress above the generic ones.

I'd absolutely buy both the Fortress and Spade again.
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I can't instantly remember what sizes, but we have an aluminium Fortress as a kedge and an aluminium Spade anchor as the main anchor on our 40' (aluminium!) sailing yacht.

I find holding power and ability to dig in with the Fortress very good - we often deploy it from the dinghy as a kedge when anchoring to dry out on a beach, and it's never failed to dig in deeply, despite just being dropped from the dinghy and then manually hauled in, and only having ~4m chain on it.

Depending on where/how you will stow on the RIB, as a Danforth-style anchor the Fortress has quite a few protruding bits. So whilst it lies flat nicely, the shank and stock can sometimes make it a bit trickier to stow on a smaller boat.

We used to use some generic Danforth-style anchor as our primary on a 6.5m RIB. Apart from stowage, that worked pretty well, but I definitely rate the Fortress above the generic ones.

I'd absolutely buy both the Fortress and Spade again.

Thanks Paul I was a bit concerned about the protruding bits too - after lots of research I think I'm going to opt for 6kg rocna anchor or go back to the lewmar delta. Thanks all
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Old 08 November 2016, 07:44   #15
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swear by a Bruce - and no nasty tube damaging sharp bits
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I've found the Bruce anchors works well in most situations around The Menai and Anglesey, also worth looking at a leaded anchor rope rather than chain with those nice shiny Vipermax tubes

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I've found the Bruce anchors works well in most situations around The Menai and Anglesey, also worth looking at a leaded anchor rope rather than chain with those nice shiny Vipermax tubes



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Thanks Chris leased rope looks like a good idea - any experience? As good as chain?
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Thanks Chris leased rope looks like a good idea - any experience? As good as chain?
no probs Johnny I've used the leaded ropes for a few seasons now, I got fed up of dragging the chain over the tubes, I've found them great to use, so far the anchor hasn't dragged at all, however I've not needed to anchor in a rough conditions so I can't comment on that, but certainly great for everyday use
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