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Old 04 April 2011, 08:01   #1
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4.5m Ribeye, recommended anchor weight?

Going to go for a 2kg Danforth, any other thoughts?
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Old 04 April 2011, 08:20   #2
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4.5m Ribeye, recommended anchor weight?
.......any other thoughts?
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Old 04 April 2011, 08:50   #3
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don't think that will even fit on the deck...
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ive had great success with the Fortress alum anchor i dont even use any chain
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Sounds about right to me, at least for non-critical anchoring.

If you were planning on overnighting through heavy weather or something like that, I'd kick it up a size or so.

In either case, a decent amount of chain (somewhere around the length of the boat, depending on chain size), and about a 3:1 scope (line:depth) should keep you in place in just about any kind of normal conditions.

Danforth's aren't particularly reliable in hard mud or grassy bottoms, so if you have a lot of that around, you may want to get another style of hook...

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I agree - we use a 2kg Danforth and 5m of 8mm chain for lunch stops and have been very pleased with it in all weathers. Overnight overkill is a 6kg Delta with 5m of 10mm chain though.
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1 kilo weight in the anchor for every metre length of your boat.
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