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Old 25 June 2008, 10:18   #1
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Anchor, Chain, and Rope.

Hi all, Just about to order the above (prob from boatgeardirect.co.uk).
I am planning on getting a 6kg Delta "copy" for my 5.5 humber as this should provide ample holding power.
I was thinking of 8 metres of chain and about 40 metres of rope. I very rarely anchor anywhere other than just off the beach and I will also carry an Aux motor so I reckon 40m of rope should be adequate.
What rope/chain would you go for from from the boat gear direct site??

Anyone know if the prices on their site include VAT???

Prices do inc VAT, just spotted it!
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Old 25 June 2008, 14:12   #2
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WHOA!!! Get down to Macsalvors (Ex-Boathouse), Commercial Road, Penryn. Buy a 5kg Bruce with 5m of chain and a couple of galv bow shackles.
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Old 25 June 2008, 14:33   #3
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I'll have a look there when I'm back. You obviously think I am going rather OTT .I was in Maccys a month or two ago and the selection was a bit limited. Can't wait to get home and start playing, 5 shifts to go!
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Old 25 June 2008, 14:39   #4
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I'll have a look there when I'm back. You obviously think I am going rather OTT .I was in Maccys a month or two ago and the selection was a bit limited. Can't wait to get home and start playing, 5 shifts to go!
Nope, you'll be good when a 40ft Princess wants to raft-up along side you. I use Bruce anchors, they hold well on the sandy stuff around here and are fine in rock.
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Old 25 June 2008, 14:47   #5
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How do they hold in muddy shingle/stones. I often anchor off Turnaware and the tide really rips through there. Wouldn't want to wake up to find myself up near the KHF like a friend did!
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Old 26 June 2008, 04:16   #6
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I got the copy delta from same place, really good - have tried several but this does the job. Great in sand/clay/shingle/rocks and breaks out nicely. Also found their service really as well as price....
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Old 26 June 2008, 09:05   #7
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Ditto Rodan's comments. A Delta is a great anchor and the 6kg version is good for craft up to about 8 metres. I have the 6kg copy from Boatgeardirect on 7mm galvanised chain and 12mm nylon rope. You could use 10mm rope but 12mm is easier to grip!

Can't get very big shackles through 7mm chain though. I bought forged stainless shackles which have a higher braking load than standard galvanised shackles.
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Old 26 June 2008, 09:07   #8
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I reckon boatgear direct should give me commision!!!
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Old 26 June 2008, 15:32   #9
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I took mollers advice on the bruce , certainly the best in the sand around here .and the 5kg is more than enough for my 5.5 boat which i guess catches more wind than a rib when its moored .
If macsalvors haven't got any pop into marine bazarre in plymouth for a good price on a copy
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Old 26 June 2008, 16:48   #10
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Without starting the usual argument about Bruce, Delta, Danforth, Delta copies etc I would get the biggest you can fit in the locker.
Your locker should be the same size as mine and I have fitted a 7.5kg Bruce, 10m of 10mm chain and 60m of 11mm rope in there with space left for a pellet bouy as a marker.
The tide really does move in places up here as well and it is better to be safe than sorry.
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