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Old 05 September 2010, 00:04   #1
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Anchor kit for 6.3 Humber

Is this kit suitable for my Rib? 5KG BRUCE ANCHOR KIT 30M X 12MM ROPE 6M X 8MM CHAIN.
Its on ebay for about 56.
Got Rib in July and it didn't come with anchor, private sale..!!
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Old 05 September 2010, 03:28   #2
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Other than the fact that 6mm chain would have been sufficient, I would say that this Anchor Rove would be fine for your 6.3m RIB.
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Old 05 September 2010, 04:31   #3
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Is this kit suitable for my Rib? 5KG BRUCE ANCHOR KIT 30M X 12MM ROPE 6M X 8MM CHAIN.
Its on ebay for about 56.
Got Rib in July and it didn't come with anchor, private sale..!!
Would appreciate any help/suggestions - 1st input to RibNet!!

Cheers
I would think that will be adequate. I have a similar set up, but use a 4kg Delta anchor, and anchor in strong winds frequently and without problems.

My only concern about the Bruce anchor in these smaller sizes is it's ability to dig into hard sand - from your location I guess you'll be doing that. It's only a concern I read about years ago, I've no experience of them. Bruce anchors are one of the best designs and for 56 you're getting a bargain.

While agreeing with Cypman that 6mm chain would be sufficient, you can't beat some weight in the rode and I'd stick to 8mm. in the wild north west.

By the way, welcome to RIBnet.
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Old 05 September 2010, 05:19   #4
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Is 30m rope enough?
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Is 30m rope enough?
Well spotted P. Obviously Yes for routine anchoring up but a big No for emergency use.

I had a "moment" off the back of Jura when our engine legs picked up a rope. We were no more than a few hundred meters off a steep rocky lee shore and in about 90m of water. I was very busy lifting engines and doing mental arithmatic on the lengths of rope I had. My normal kit is 25m of rope and 12m chain. The "emergency" rope is 68m... clearly even joined they weren't gonna cut it. I was totting up the various mooring warps and wondering how fast we could tie bowline knots

In all we had about 165m plus chain, enough in calm seas, just...
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In answer to Polwart's comment, I believe you can never have too much anchor line. However, 30m is probably sufficient for most occasions likely to be encountered. An additional 20-30m of 12mm line would, of course, be a useful extra to the boat's inventory, and not just as extra anchor line. I would recommend this and a sea anchor as desirable/essential equipment.
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Not watching where you are going WilK, and you with 2 props to foul as well !!! But you are absolutely right, we never have enough when the s..t hits the fan !!l
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Well spotted P. Obviously Yes for routine anchoring up but a big No for emergency use.

I had a "moment" off the back of Jura when our engine legs picked up a rope. We were no more than a few hundred meters off a steep rocky lee shore and in about 90m of water....
Big, black, steep lee shores with sea running give me the ebeegeebees. I always hope that the seabed would shallow enough the closer you got.
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We don't see that sort of depth round here, 50-60m is about the most. I've got 10m of 10mm chain + 100m of warp for the anchor but I seem to have aquired enough warp to fill every square inch of storage on the boat I reckon I could pay out nearly 300m if I really had to
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I reckon I could pay out nearly 300m if I really had to
Anchor off Guernsey and she'll lie nicely just off of Jersey. Careful when the tide turns.
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