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Old 21 October 2014, 14:37   #11
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this is my first lost anchor over 15 years of boating so I am sticking with the same style. It's worked for me for that long so I'm not going to change now. It was just a bummer of conditions that made getting it back too much. I know roughly where it was, maybe i'll take the scuba stuff and go looking for it with my boy when the weather calms down. winds to 30 and combined seas to 14' today and not dropping off much for the week.
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Old 22 October 2014, 00:24   #12
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I heard it got rough up there! We were planning a surf trip but I don't think it's going to happen.

I was told to buy one of these [img] http://newcontent.westmarine.com/con...ull/289274.jpg[\img]. I haven't lost and anchor yet but that really doesn't mean anything. Your 15 yrs of boat ownership to my 3 yrs. It takes an allen key and loctite to put it together and seems pretty solid. Cost: ~$38.
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Old 22 October 2014, 10:58   #13
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So the the next question is anchor rigging. The delta and other plows you can shackle at the plow end and connect with a break away on the shank so if it gets stuck and you yank hard enough it self releases, or that's the theory. anybody rig theirs that way? what do you use on the shank end? zip tie or seizing wire?
I have my spare hook rigged that way. If I remember right, I have it shackled at the front (with the pin safety wired - you saw where I was going with that, didn't you?), and a few 175# (I think) zip ties to hold the chain to the shank.

A single or double wrap of safety wire would do as well.

I figure that I don't want it to break out unless I really need it to, and in that case, I'd use the motor to free the chain from the shank.

NCP: Isn't that just a swivel to keep the rode from twisting?

Pete: When I safety wire the shackle, I use a pair of safety wire pliers, leave about 3/4" of twisted section, and fold that back on itself twice, so the pointy bits are hidden in the middle. Then smash it all down so it's out of the way.

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Old 22 October 2014, 13:22   #14
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Pete: When I safety wire the shackle, I use a pair of safety wire pliers, leave about 3/4" of twisted section, and fold that back on itself twice, so the pointy bits are hidden in the middle. Then smash it all down so it's out of the way.

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I have one of those tools that locks on and spins for safety wire. I tried folding it under and got myself pretty good pullinng the hook. Poke OUCH! Of course not much blood LOL Probably should switch back to safety wire.

Alright break is over, back to sanding...sigh
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