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Old 15 June 2006, 03:48   #1
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Anchor for 7 metre RIB

I am about to take delivery of a 7 metre Humber Ocean Pro. I would be interested to know what people regard as a suitable anchor for such a boat as well as the length of warp/chain that I should be using.
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if on sand then a 5kg bruce will do the job, and chain the length of the boat is a good rule of thumb

i had one of those 4 legged umbrella style anchors initially in cornwall and on a slightly rougher day it would not hold but alices 5kg bruce held hers and mine, and did not budge an inch, so two boats on one anchor!!

bruces do not fold or anything so you wont pinch your fingers etc

the folding anchor thing i had is ok for rocks apparently

the 5kg bruce is around 25 quid and money well spent.
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Thanks for the quick reply. How much warp do you attach to the chain?
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Thanks for the quick reply. How much warp do you attach to the chain?
About a boats length of chain or a tad less, as much warp as you can sensibly carry without jamming up your anchor locker. I always carry extra stored elsewhere on the boat. If the motor goes Phut with an onshore sea/wind, that anchor might be the difference between you and the rocks.
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How deep is the water you want to anchor in?
You want about 5 times your depth in rope
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I use a Danforth (type.. might not be genuine..) on my 7.0 'Umber.. I bought the biggest one that I could fit in the anchor locker and it sits ontop of the warp and chain nicely I think it was about 10KG.. it (and the chain) also helps trim the boat very nicely if I stick the auxilliary on the arse end...

PS.. you can never have too much warp, chain or anchor... if you're a devout coward..
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i purchased the cheap blue bailer twine stuff that works a treat but roy and alice took the piss but you can get 100's of m for a few quid. Initially purchased it as a stop gap as was cheap as chips until i could identify the best stuff to get. was around 6 quid for 60 m i think or even better.
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i purchased the cheap blue bailer twine stuff that works a treat but roy and alice took the piss but you can get 100's of m for a few quid. Initially purchased it as a stop gap as was cheap as chips until i could identify the best stuff to get. was around 6 quid for 60 m i think or even better.

Polyprop, lovely stuff. It catches fire if you load it up enough.
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Polyprop, lovely stuff. It catches fire if you load it up enough.
under water?


never did ask, what is the best warp to get that is cheap or reasonably priced?
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We bought a mooring package from plastimo:


46566 - Mooring package for boats : 6 - 8 m
Set : Kobra anchor 6 kg, chain, rope and shackles.

Kobra anchor 6 kg
Chain 10 m, 6 mm / Stranded polyamide 30 m, 8 mm
Galvanised bow shackle 8 mm
Total weight 16.4 kg.

Price is 175
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