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Forum: RIBs & ribbing 28 November 2005, 11:54
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Posted By codprawn
Yes I will just have to give up on the plywood -...

Yes I will just have to give up on the plywood - don't think letting an anchor "dig in" really means going over the side with a spade!!!
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 28 November 2005, 11:52
Replies: 55
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Posted By codprawn
I was pointing out 2 extremes to try to...

I was pointing out 2 extremes to try to illustrate the point. Obviously the lead ball would have far better penetration but IF the 2 were buried the ply sheet would be FAR better because of the...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 28 November 2005, 11:23
Replies: 55
Views: 9,138
Posted By codprawn
The reason certain weights of anchor are advised...

The reason certain weights of anchor are advised for certain boat lengths is because the majority of anchors are steel and it is a lot harder to measure them by surface area!!!

Weight is only...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 27 November 2005, 07:35
Replies: 55
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Posted By codprawn
Well of course it would.....

Well of course it would.....
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 22 November 2005, 12:32
Replies: 55
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Posted By codprawn
Loads of good advice there!!! On a normal...

Loads of good advice there!!!

On a normal boat I would go for a Bruce with loads of rope and chain but on a RIB it is limited.

An anchor is probably THE most important safety device there is...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 21 November 2005, 20:56
Replies: 55
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Posted By codprawn
On any boat other than a RIB I would never do...

On any boat other than a RIB I would never do without the chain. I plan on carrying 2 anchors - a danforth 18lb and a fisherman anchor of similar size.

What I was thinking of was relying on one...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 21 November 2005, 17:27
Replies: 55
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Posted By codprawn
anchoring techniques

I have man handled more than my fair share of anchors over the years but never on a RIB until I did my powerboat level 2. It is pretty easy when you have a proper bow roller to haul over but when you...
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