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Old 13 April 2012, 16:27   #1
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What anchor for Ribeye 650?

Hi,

I have just bought a Ribeye 650 with a Yamaha F150. I have come from a sailing cruiser, so are familiar with most anchor types, but not sure what I need on a RIB of this size and weight?

It currently has a small Bruce type anchor with about a metre of chain. I was thinking of a Danforth/Fortress type with 3m of chain and 30m of warp. It will be mostly used in the Solent.

Another question is how to rig the anchor? The Ribeye comes with a bow cleat arrangement, but would it be better to have some way of "cleating" or fastening to the front main D ring?

Final question is on fenders. I know RIB's have their own (as the tubes)! But does it pay to have one or two round fenders as well in practice?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Old 13 April 2012, 16:38   #2
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Welcome to Ribnet. There's been many discussions on here about anchors, but for better or worse most people use Bruce's based on a kilo per metre of boat length. In your case aim for 6.5kg min.

I carry three small round fenders. If nothing else it stops sharp edges on rusty nails on piers from puncturing the tubes.
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Welcome to Ribnet. There's been many discussions on here about anchors, but for better or worse most people use Bruce's based on a kilo per metre of boat length. In your case aim for 6.5kg min.

I carry three small round fenders. If nothing else it stops sharp edges on rusty nails on piers from puncturing the tubes.
and yes to fenders aboard,
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I have a big CQR with 15m of 10mm chain. I also have fenders; why not? Re-tubing costs a fortune and patches look ghey.
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I have a big CQR with 15m of 10mm chain. I also have fenders; why not? Re-tubing costs a fortune and patches look ghey.
I count 7 fenders , surely you need at least 10
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When you decide on type and sizes etc, I use these e bay sellers who have supplied some eight units to me with chain and warp and swivels. All very resonable prices and direct to your door in 24 hrs.
They are not stainless units but they spend time out of site under lockers and then in the water so a good buy. They will also change the types/lengths of chain/warp according to your request and can be telephoned which is great for an e bayer
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Hi,

I have just bought a Ribeye 650 with a Yamaha F150. I have come from a sailing cruiser, so are familiar with most anchor types, but not sure what I need on a RIB of this size and weight?

It currently has a small Bruce type anchor with about a metre of chain. I was thinking of a Danforth/Fortress type with 3m of chain and 30m of warp. It will be mostly used in the Solent.

Another question is how to rig the anchor? The Ribeye comes with a bow cleat arrangement, but would it be better to have some way of "cleating" or fastening to the front main D ring?

Final question is on fenders. I know RIB's have their own (as the tubes)! But does it pay to have one or two round fenders as well in practice?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Andrew
What size is the Burse you have as I have a 5kg & think this will be more than enough!

If you have a painter attached to the D ring on the bow bellow the tubes tie this to you anchor line using a double sheet bend to take the strain off the tube mounted cleat!
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We have a 7kg Bruse which we find stores more easily than a darnforth of the same weight. Chain wise, more is better but we have 8m of 6mm if I remember correctly.

Fender wise we carry a mixture of boards and traditional. They compliment each other, I wouldn't recommend one over the other.
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When you decide on type and sizes etc, I use these e bay sellers who have supplied some eight units to me with chain and warp and swivels. All very resonable prices and direct to your door in 24 hrs.
They are not stainless units but they spend time out of site under lockers and then in the water so a good buy. They will also change the types/lengths of chain/warp according to your request and can be telephoned which is great for an e bayer
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