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Old 30 January 2002, 16:32   #1
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Anchor line and inflatable tubes

Hey ribsters

I'm having a little problems, and I hope you can help out.

My Rib is a Osprey Viper 5.95.

I have seen on some other brands, that thy have som kind of reinforced hard rubber / plastic up front, where the anchor line can run without making damage to the tubes.

There is nothing like that on my boat.
Do you know if it is posible to bye something like that, so i could fit it on my boat.

When we are achoring in bad wheater it makes some nasty cuts in my tubes.

Any help is apreciated. If you know of any shops in Denmark that sells this it would be perfect, but anywhere i Europe.

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Old 30 January 2002, 16:57   #2
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have the painter tied to the external bow eye with a snap hook on the end leading into the boat. Have the anchor line secured in the boat as usual. Anchor the boat. Then pull back some slack and make an overhand loop in the line. Snap the painter into this and let it go. The boat should now be anchored via the painter to the bow eye with the slack end of the anchor line leading into the boat with no tension on it at all and no pressure on your tubes. This is your lazy line with which you can bring the anchor rope to hand when you need to leave the anchorage. We anchor up for winter cod fishing in some nasty seas in ribs and hard boats using this technique and it is universally used by small angling boats in some variation or another, particularly if they come on our national assn of boat angling clubs/rya powerboat courses.
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Old 30 January 2002, 17:22   #3
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This method works well, and is very easy -- but it can be quite difficult getting the knot undone if it has been under a lot of tension.

I prefer to tie the painter to the anchor line with a double sheetbend rather than making a loop and using a snap hook. It takes a few minutes longer to learn, but makes life easier in the long run!

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Old 30 January 2002, 17:25   #4
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Well I'm doing that now, and it's working, but sometimes I'm having problem getting the anchor up, and I will need to sail into the wind to loosen the rope, during this i need to have a stong hold of the line. To wind up the slap.

This is normaly only a problem if I need to do this myself, but that have happend a few times. Ons I was out with some divers who needed to be picked up i a hurry. And I had to drop the anchor with a boyancy device on one end of the rope, and the come back later to pick up the anchor.

So I'm working on solving the problem, but this little feature would make it a lot easyer.

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John - true. We tend to splice in loops along the anchor at strategic points so that we can shorten the scope easily. Tying knots in January when its blowing a bit is easier if you take the gloves off - but so bl**dy cold!! and can be a bit of a tussle in the tides we have around here.
Rene - don't see the problem steaming up into the wind - you have a good hold on the rope right fron the off. Its always as well to buoy the end of the warp so that you can drop it quickly in an emergency - and for that day that will never happen i'm sure - when someone forgets to tie the bitter to the boat
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Spliced-in loops? That is organised!

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Old 30 January 2002, 20:11   #7
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Anchor line & tubes

I think I understand what you are looking and have seen them on other ribs/inflatables, which allows the anchor line to run through, but not for tying off.

I have previously used a company called International Marine Supplies (tel 01427 617845 fax 01427 617899) they have been very helpful, and seem to be able to supply most things for ribs/inflatables.

Having just checked the catalogue they have a moulded rubber bow jam cleat that may do the job?

Also, how do you find the Viper, I have had an Viper 5.25 for a number of years, but have rarely seen others around the coast of Britain.

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Any chance of a diagram folks?

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Old 31 January 2002, 07:18   #9
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Aladin --> that's seems to be what I'm looking for, I'm going to give them a call (Don't they have a website).

As for the Viper.. Being a ribster in Denmark you don't have a lot to choose from, so I bought i UK (used). I found it here on Ribnet.

It's a very nice boat. But i seems a bit heavy, maybe it's bacause it's made very strong

I made a new console to put on the right side of the existing, because I needed a spot to put the Radar in

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Aladdin --> sorry for mis spelling your name in my last post..

Keith --> here's a picture of my idea. It's stolen from the "Ribs fore sale" section"
The picture is not very good, but it might give you the idea.

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