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Old 28 February 2006, 21:07   #1
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Newbie question but

Where do you guys tie the line for your anchor? If you tie it on the cleat near the bow the anchors wieght will probably ruin the tubes, but if you tie it on the bow line wouldnt that be pretty difficult to do?

Thanks for all the help
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Old 01 March 2006, 01:36   #2
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The new boat has a cleat and an aluminum over-the-tube anchor roller, so no help there.

The old boat (SIB, 14' Achilles) I used to drop the hook, pay out enough rode for the depth, tie a butterfly knot at that point, and clip it off to the inside bow D-ring (same place the bitter end of the rode was attached; same carabiner, actually.) There shouldn't be all that much chafing on the line going over the tubes; there isn't enough stretch in the line to affect it. The line does put pressure on them when the swells come up, but I never had any problem with it.

Hope this helps;

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Old 01 March 2006, 09:00   #3
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Hi
Have a look at Paul Glatzel's post about the use of a "Lazy Line"

Anchor line and inflatable tubes

Should help alot

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I have two lines attached to the bow eye. one is the normal mooring line, the second is just long enough to clip to the life line inside the bow.

On anchoring I drop anchor and when enough line has been deployed tie a quick figure of eight loop in the line, unclip the short line leading to the bow eye and clip this to the loop in the anchor line. Then let the short rope to the bow eye take the load - The remainder of main anchor line then comes slack over the tubes and into the anchor locker where remaining line is already tied off at the bitter end.

To recover simply pull the anchor line tight until the clip and loop is retrieved and then unclip take out the loop and recover line and anchor to locker.

The short rope with the clip has the dual purpose of when the boat is on the trailer it clips around the winch post as an extra safety measure should the winch or winchline fail.

Hope that makes sense, might not be right for everyone but works for me.

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Old 01 March 2006, 20:05   #5
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not gonna lie i have no clue what you said..but that other post helped me lol
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