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Old 21 July 2013, 03:34   #1
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Light Anchor for 7m Rib

Can anyone recommend what sized Grapnel I would need for Taurus...

We already have a 7kg Plough with 10meters of chain and 50 meters of warp, but I am looking for something more manageable for use when fishing. The boat would not be left unattended.

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Old 21 July 2013, 03:54   #2
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Why do remember 1lb to a foot? 7m ~ 24ft (bit more) = 24lb = 11kg. Don't know if they make them that heavy.

That'd be for leaving it (if you were ever brave enough) - but as it probably doesn't exist you will need to see what the biggest size is.

What makes you think it'd be more manageable?

What base? Grap's are useless in sand.

Have you seen a cooper?
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Old 21 July 2013, 03:57   #3
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SBS trailers had some nice shiny stainless folding grapnels in their shop, I bought one for my diving shot weight. Can't remember what sizes they had, I bought the smallest which was about 30 quid. I wouldn't trust them for unattended use, but for what you want they should be fine.
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I have an 8kg grapnel on my 6.5 and it seems too big so you'd not need more than 10, if it was never going to be un attended then expect an 8 would be fine as you're probably not going to be sitting there fishing in challenging conditions.

My other anchor is one of the Holt stainless steel folding anchors which I now use more than the other one as it holds very well and I think rated to 7m - I'd not use it unattended but then I'd never leave the RIB unattended - but being SS it washes off really easily so I don'd up bringing all sorts of sand and muck onto the boat.
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Can anyone recommend what sized Grapnel I would need for Taurus...

We already have a 7kg Plough with 10meters of chain and 50 meters of warp, but I am looking for something more manageable for use when fishing. The boat would not be left unattended.

Thanks
A lighter Chain will be a Good Start...The remote chance of having to restrain Godzilla is far outweighed by the Evens bet of a Hernia!
My Danforth works well with the right Chain,and you can always Trip it to make recovery easy.Those Grapnel types can be a pain over rough ground
Like the Name Change by the Way Mate....
''Hi.... I'm Chris.....and I'm Taurus''
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"Light Anchor" I was hoping for some funky illuminated device
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