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Old 03 August 2020, 13:04   #1
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Best anchor for mud

Hi All,

Iíve another question for the forum please

What is the best anchor for a 3.8m Bombard Aerotec in Thames Estuary mud? (Southend-on-Sea area)

I have a small grapnel with a couple of metres of chain, but it slips - more significantly in a good breeze!

Iíd like to upgrade being mindful of portability and weight - would appreciate any recommendations

Many thanks again
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Not used one myself but what about one of these? I'm sure a forum member or two have them.

https://cooperanchors.com/
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"Plough" every time!
With commensurate Chain of course....never felt the need for anything other than Galv Steel...when you need it for real...you need it to Stick!
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I use two Bruce for beaching they stay put in most situations also had danforths just that thier a bit big for the SIB




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Not a grapnel. A grapnel is OK for a rocky bottom, but not much good for sand or mud.

When I was a diver, I used to go down the anchor line and check the anchor at the start of each dive from my SIB. I once found my folding grapnel had folded itself.

A Danforth is a good anchor for sand and mud, and stows almost flat.
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Thanks everyone. I assume that no more than a 2kg anchor would be sufficient?
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Get a good few metres of heavy galvanised chain and attach to the anchor with a trip . Short lengths of chain won't help holding bottom unless you are in shallow water with a long rope.
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In the Bristol Channel where I tend to do my boating, a Bruce anchor is commonly used and there is plenty of mud there!
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