Originally Posted by wellhouse
the postage they were quoting (and possible tax cost) put me off, more than the ozzy cost of the anchor. My 23 yr old daughter arrived in oz on friday for 2 weeks (in fact she arrives in Sydney by Grayhound today) but i feel a bit cruel asking her to hump 2.5kg of anchor around Australia in her backpack for the next 10 days! Unfortunately she doesn't drive so not sure how she would get to the shop in Sydney where they sell it. But thanks for the info anyway. Cheers. (do they sell the 2.5 kg stainless folding one at Whitworths?)
Stainless steel is only one size - 1.5kg. The stores are all over Australia.
If she is traveling, she is most likely staying near the centre of Sydney and I would be happy to pick one up and get it to her, or give her a lift to Drummoyne which is only 10 minutes by car but a pain by public transport or expensive by taxi. I am on the go around there all day for my job.
I can PM you my details if you like.
Note that a small stainless grapnel anchor is not a high hold anchor. It all depends on what you need, but for me on a SIB or my small RIB for occasional anchoring, it is perfect. There is more variety in the galvanized and easier to maintain but they they obviously don't look as pretty.