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Old 07 February 2010, 05:28   #31
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It was recommended by the chandlers I went to - as he had every type of anchor under the sun, I felt it was a moderately unbiased view point. I've not used one before so have no idea how it might perform.
Fair enough, mine is ok, bit rubbish in the soft mud we have in places round the solent area etc.
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Old 07 February 2010, 06:08   #32
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Overkill is good

I rarely use my anchor but I would rather have a lot of chain/rope in the bow and not use much of it, than one day need a lot and not have enough. A bit of weight in the bow is good for keeping aviation levels down as well
got to agree with you on not having enough, but where do you draw the line at overkill,,,,,,,,i normaly take a couple of different anchors with me just incase i need to keep the bow down and i get pushed onto a lee shore ,,lol,,,only ribbing ..,regards mart
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Old 07 February 2010, 07:34   #33
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So now everyone has got themselves the right anchor, chain and warp!
And now finds themselves in that age old problem of a snagged anchor!

Are there any tried and tested ways to get out of this?
Or is it just a case of driving around until it comes free!

The reason i've asked is that i've been told, more than once to attach a line to the bottom of the anchor for just this reason. But seams like just another mess in the locker!

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some shackle the main chain to the bottom end of the anchor ,then run the chain up to where the main eye is,and then put a few cable ties around that ,so that the strain is taken on the bottom end ,but if it gets stuck the cable ties break and then the anchor then trips and pulls itself out backwards ,,,another way is to bouy the anchor with another line running to the bottom end of the anchor so that again can be pulled out backwards ,as you said its more clutter aand tangles if your not carefull ,,,,,novices tend to get anchors stuck because they dont get the boat right above the anchor when trying to retrivie it ,,,if you can get right above the stuck anchor or beyond it , then when the bow drops in a wave pull it tight and let the next wave raise the bow it can help free it ,,,if its a high hold anchor eg a BRUCE they can dig in mud really deep and it take a while for it to break out .,,,,suppose a stuck anchor is a problem that goes back thousands of years ,and apart from thrusters even the big brains of the modern world havent come up with anything to replace them ,,mart
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some shackle the main chain to the bottom end of the anchor ,then run the chain up to where the main eye is,and then put a few cable ties around that ,so that the strain is taken on the bottom end ,but if it gets stuck the cable ties break and then the anchor then trips and pulls itself out backwards
The way I do it.!
Never failed to retrieve the anchor for me.
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The way I do it.!
Never failed to retrieve the anchor for me.
with the amount of debris from old wrecks in the area you need it theres a old middlesborough bus offshore somewhere ,,,once got an anchor stuck in part the old Zepplin airship, that was shot down in ww1, when it did finally come up it had an 8ft section of corroded ally framework still stuck in it ..lol
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with the amount of debris from old wrecks in the area you need it theres a old middlesborough bus offshore somewhere ,,,once got an anchor stuck in part the old Zepplin airship,, when it did come up it had an 8ft section of corroded ally framework still stuck in it ..lol

Was that local to us ?
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Was that local to us ?
between seaton canoe ,,,, mind the pun ,,, ,missing canoeist turned up 5 years later in brazil,,, and hartlepool just about a mile offshore,,,its not often we go over that end nowadays we usually fish down Chewys way ,hes still in yorkshire,, ,know of a few lads that fish the outfall pipe from the powerstation over there though ,supposed to be good for sea bass ,
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between seaton canoe ,,,, mind the pun ,,, ,missing canoeist turned up 5 years later in brazil,,,

Yep another guy just turned up in Frinton in a swan pedalo as seen on T.V.
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I carry this lot on board, was clearing out and checking today for this season.
1 x 7.5kg Bruce with 5m of heavy chain and a 10m rope spliced on.
2 x 10m ropes
1 x 50m rope
1 x pellet bouy
1 x sea anchor
and when diving-
1 x large Bouy
1 x grapnel with 3m of heavy chain.
The Bruce and attached chain/rope is used for lunch stops and the rest of the rope is added as required for longer stops. The amount of chain is the most I can lift without a struggle
I have quite happily left the RIB overnight attached to this when out on the west coast, obviously in reasonably calm weather.
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