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Old 01 February 2010, 02:06   #1
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Anchors away

What type of anchor is used most on a rib.?

I know it depends on the seabed type in your area but I cover all areas
sand , rocks , mud and shingle in my area.
And only want to carry one anchor.

Personally I use a fold up anchor as I don,t have an anchor locker.
What do others use .
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Old 01 February 2010, 04:24   #2
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5kg Bruce and another of the same for a spare.
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Old 01 February 2010, 04:30   #3
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7kg darnforth for sand&mud, and I imagine it would work well enought with shingle; accompanied by a 5kg grapnel for rocks or as a kedge if I needed it to prevent swinging in close-shore situations


*grapnel = folding one!
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Old 01 February 2010, 04:41   #4
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A Delta would be my anchor of choice.
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Hi I carry as my main anchor a 15kg Delta with 5mtres of chain and a 10kg grapnel (folding) as a spare kedge.
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Old 01 February 2010, 05:25   #6
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13lb Sentinel with 10ft chain and 150ft nylon warp. Carry a small grapnel as spare. Have not had a problem so far..........
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A 10kg Bruce with a 3kg Grapling.

I tend to use the grapling for short stops, it works ok but only because there is lots of weed and rock here. I would not like to rely on it in an emergency, rough weather or for any length of time.
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15lb Plough(Not sure of exact make) with 5M of Chain.
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7kg Plough with 5.5-6m chain and 50m or so of warp
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I use a 8 lb Danforth knock-off (a higher quality knock-off; not the stamped sheet metal ones), and carry a 10 lb Bruce knock-off as a spare.

The primary is attached to 15 feet of 3/8" chain and a 400 ft rode; the spare is on 12 ft (I think) 3/8" chain and 200' rode. This is for an 18' RIB.

FWIW, the only times I've needed the spare was for passing off to another dive boat when their ground tackle was insufficient for the site, and when anchoring for lunch in a tight little cove with variable wind (used the spare as a stern hook to keep the boat from swinging into rocks.)

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