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Old 18 September 2006, 05:50   #1
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UK supplier

Is there a UK supplier for one of these

Anchor Buddy

Seems like a very good idea and it may be the answer to how to secure my boat when launching and recovering without ending up with another hole in the gelcoat

Or are there any similar products that are available in the UK, doesn't have to be this particular one...
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Old 18 September 2006, 13:48   #2
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I think overtons supply to the UK - at least they keep sending the previous occupant of my house a copy of their catalogue - just wish the rest of his post (which he never provided a forwarding address for) was nearly as interesting ;-)
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Old 19 September 2006, 03:26   #3
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- just wish the rest of his post (which he never provided a forwarding address for) was nearly as interesting ;-)
Slightly off topic but recently had the same problem with Lloyds Bank and the previous owner of my house. Wrote to Lloyds and even enclosed a copy of the sale notice. Hopeless a week later 3 more letters from Lloyds. So I returned them by hand to the bank complete with an invoice for 25 each for personal delivery of each letter. Another week passed and another letter, so back it went with another invoice including my terms of full settlement in 14 days or I go to the small claims court. Demanding the name of the Branch Manager and writing it on a hard copy of the Small Claims paperwork focused there minds. It worked a cheque from Lloyds for 100 and an appology, sadly they have now stopped sending letters which is a shame as it was quite profitable for a while.

Stephen I asume you are launching single handed, if so why not just use a lead weight on the bow painter to hold the boat off whilst you fetch the trailer etc and save the money for a decent dry suit.


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Old 19 September 2006, 05:48   #4
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What I'm thinking is that there is a Bailey bridge right next to where I launch. If I could get an anchor buddy, what I would do is put a short "slave" line hanging down from the middle of the bridge, then when I launch, clip the AB onto that and onto the boat with carbine hooks so I could launch, go in to shore, hop off, let the AB pull the boat back out and keep a stern line ashore ready to pull it back in again once I had finished with the trailer

It would also be OK for short duration (i.e. over lunchtime) mooring though no good for long term mooring as it isn't sheltered enough.
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Obviously not QUITE as good but would one of these in your line help?

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