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Old 12 April 2010, 01:39   #11
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Keith, have a read of this link, it lists types of anchors and for what purpose and boat size

http://www.euphoriasailing.com/Marin...-selection.htm
thanks for that link
the bruce looks like the one to have

oooooooo nice ss one just poped up on fleebay
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Old 12 April 2010, 06:35   #12
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5kg Bruce with a few metres of chain and you won't go anywhere
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Old 12 April 2010, 08:16   #13
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thanks for all the help
5kg bruce and chain of fleebay 34 and thats with post inc
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Old 16 April 2010, 13:34   #14
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What anchor to use:
well... 50-70HP mercury clamshell springs to mind.. (Known in Denmark as "the black anchor") :-)

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Old 16 April 2010, 14:14   #15
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What anchor to use:
well... 50-70HP mercury clamshell springs to mind.. (Known in Denmark as "the black anchor") :-)

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I thought that was the Merc XR6.
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Old 16 April 2010, 15:53   #16
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my plough anchor has never let me down ..... its the business .... sand or mud
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Old 18 April 2010, 07:48   #17
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yep bruce for me too

Yep I agree with some of the other posters in that a Bruce has never let me down on my XS600, I have a 5kg for normal use and a 7.5kg as a spare and for when I need it to really stay put, a usefull guide on what size bruce and type and lenght of chain can be found here.

http://www.isealife.com/Bruce%20Anchor%20page.htm

Which gives sizes for normal and storm usage.

the worst I have put mine through was anchored in a force 8/9 overnight in full tidal stream and it never moved even through 3 changes in tidal direction, It was however rather painfull watching it from the campsite on shore as tents were going everywhere .

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Old 18 April 2010, 08:36   #18
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As my RIB has enough storage space I carry two anchors. A small folding Grapnel, and a Danforth. The Danforth is great for soft muddy bottoms, the Grapnel for hard rocky areas.

I have even used the Grapnel to recover a friends anchor.

I would however advise using a trip line with either type!
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