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Old 15 January 2003, 08:49   #1
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Anchor Bags

Anyone know where you can buy anchor bags? I saw one at the boat show which came with a new anchor, but couldn't find them sold on their own

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Old 15 January 2003, 09:15   #2
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I've found that one of those really nasty, cheap laundry bags does the job well enough.

Having the anchor and warp bagged up makes it easier to deploy with no tangles:

- make a hole in the bottom of the bag and feed a couple of metres of warp through from the inside (this is your "bitter end")
- lay the rest of the warp into the bag without making any attempt to coil it -- just let it go in as it wants to
- put the anchor into the bag last, then tie round the whole lot using the bit that you pushed through the bottom of the bag

This gives you a compact and easy to manage package. When you need to use the anchor, untie the bundle, attach the end to something secure, then pay out the anchor line straight from the bag. Make it off in whatever way you prefer.

The bag may only last a season before it falls apart, but any anchor bag is going to take a beating on a RIB. Have a look in your pound shop before you spend more!

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Old 15 January 2003, 12:11   #3
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This may sound daft but a fishing crate if you have room is great for the job and you can often find then floating by!!
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Old 15 January 2003, 14:29   #4
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Hi folks

Have a look at caving tackle bags.
They come in various sizes and are almost industructable.

You can get then from
http://w01-0504.web.dircon.net/acata..._Bags_392.html

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Old 16 January 2003, 05:44   #5
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Thanks John, I like the idea of the laundry bag, sounds about the right price!

If not those caving bags look like they will do the trick.
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Used a piece of fishing net roughly sewn into a square bag shape and fitted with a drawstring (well 10mm rope actually) for years in various boats. Been great, ties to a fastening, drains, is free etc.
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