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Old 05 November 2016, 05:22   #1
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Hi I'm needing an anchor for my new Vipermax 6.8. Was wondering whether anyone had experience of the Fortress or Guardian anchors as the primary. I like the idea of a light anchor but wondered about anchoring on different bottoms. I've always had a 6kg Lewmar Delta in the past - anyone with any thoughts or experience please. Cheers
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Old 05 November 2016, 07:52   #2
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I was just the other day reading a local boat magazine anchor test. The winner was
a Mantus anchor. No own experience though, that one can be difficult to place on a rib?

Mantus Anchors - Mantus Anchors
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A delta is a prety good all-rounder but some of the newer versions get good reviews like the rocna etc but a delta does me
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If you want a smaller lighter anchor with more holding power and reduced enviromentle Impact then take a look at sarca anchors Super SARCA Anchor - anchorright.com.au. I've used them on my last two boats in everything from sand, shingle, mud and reef. It's good having confidence in an anchor especially if you end up leaving the boat while diving.


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If you want a smaller lighter anchor with more holding power and reduced enviromentle Impact then take a look at sarca anchors Super SARCA Anchor - anchorright.com.au. I've used them on my last two boats in everything from sand, shingle, mud and reef. It's good having confidence in an anchor especially if you end up leaving the boat while diving.





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Look good. It can't find a UK outlet any ideas?
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They state they sell them all over the world, I believe they are the only anchor endorsed by Loyds of London too. Shame you are so far away as I have a spare I kept from my last boat which is to big for my 550 pro.
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They state they sell them all over the world, I believe they are the only anchor endorsed by Loyds of London too. Shame you are so far away as I have a spare I kept from my last boat which is to big for my 550 pro.
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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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.
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A stainless steel anchor seems like a good idea but I'd be concerned about galvanic corrosion if a 'normal' galvanised chain is used. The reaction between the stainless and the zinc in the galvanising will have the zinc off in short order. This will then open up the steel chain to both galvanic corrosion and rusting.

If you have a stainless anchor you should probably also actor in stainless chain and make sure you use stainless shackles.
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Thanks for replies so far - anyone out there with experience of the fortress or guardian? They seem really light but effective. Cheers
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