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Old 03 January 2008, 11:13   #1
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Anchor to fit osprey vipermax anchor locker

Looking for some advice from the osprey vipermax owners. Whats the biggest anchor that will fit the vipermax anchor locker?. Its a good size locker but the hatch is tight.

Current anchor is too big to fit. Shame because it has sentimental value. I found it outside in our harbour mouth just when I needed to replace the pish folding grappling type one I had borrowed from the sailing club - found some new looking rope floating on the water, pulled the rope and it turned into some nice new chain. Pulled the chain and it turned into a brand new anchor. Must have fallen off one of the visiting yachts.

Like the look of the delta type. Is 6kg too small for a 7 metre rib?

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Old 03 January 2008, 12:30   #2
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I have a Delta 6kg - prob the best all rounder you can get. It will easily hold a very big Rib.

To save some money look here.

http://www.boatgeardirect.co.uk/id14.html

They sell the genuine Delta and a copy which doesn't look as pretty but does the same job for a 1/3 the price - guess which I bought!!!
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I've got a 7.5kg Bruce and 20 m chain a size bigger then recommended and 60 m rope again a size bigger than recommended as are the swivels etc, sitting on some rubber matting

you have to twist the anchor to fit it in but no problems, if you want I'll measure it tomorrow

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Old 04 January 2008, 04:30   #4
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Richard I have a delta style anchor in my Viper and the one thing I would say is try and figure out a way of securing it once in the locker as it makes a hell of a bang when you come down hard!!

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These are interesting......

http://www.spade-anchor.co.uk/

They even have drawings to print out to make paper models. Spent the afternoon making one up and it fitted great before I realised that the link on the page pointed to the wrong drawing!

I like the idea of a removable shank to make storing easier but they are very expensive. 200 quid for the galvie 10 kg.

Jim - thanks but it definately the pointy plow type that I am looking for.

Chris - Which size of delta anchor do you have?

On the old rib I remember once when I left a wave and saw the anchor float up out of the bow as the boat fell back to earth. Now lash the anchor down whenever it is in the boat. Thinking about a small triangular webbing net attached to the threads of the bow D ring to hold the whole lot down.

Bought a heap of rubber mats from B&Q today to line the locker.
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I find rubber mats and the chain tend to keep things in place nicely. i would be reluctant to have a shank removed for storage - in an emergency you WILL lose the bolt!!!
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I find rubber mats and the chain tend to keep things in place nicely. i would be reluctant to have a shank removed for storage - in an emergency you WILL lose the bolt!!!
especially since you are supposed to use a new nyloc nut every time you put it back together.
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especially since you are supposed to use a new nyloc nut every time you put it back together.
Yes for the want of a nyloc the boat was lost..............

http://www.geocities.com/spade_ancho.../MSAReport.pdf

They now say that a longer bolt should be used and possibly a pin through it as well.
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Yes for the want of a nyloc the boat was lost..............

http://www.geocities.com/spade_ancho.../MSAReport.pdf

They now say that a longer bolt should be used and possibly a pin through it as well.
The spade anchor people were not really supportive of the findings (or how the investigation reached them) and went as far as to imply it was an insurance job!
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I reckon it was 6 of one and 1/2 a dozen of the other!!!
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