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Old 19 February 2012, 19:11   #1
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Anchor advise

After a suitable anchor for my avon 620 adventure, what weight should i go for? Any advise would be greatly appreciated

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Old 20 February 2012, 02:28   #2
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10kg bruce with plenty of chain should be fine.
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Lots of help HERE and HERE

PS...where are you in the WM?
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Thanks guys

Im in Sutton Coldfield Leapy
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Old 20 February 2012, 08:32   #5
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SeekingSun - Im in Burntwood
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Great Two more members of the let's-live-as-far-from-the-sea-as-we-can club Global warming? Rising sea levels? Bah, humbug
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Great Two more members of the let's-live-as-far-from-the-sea-as-we-can club Global warming? Rising sea levels? Bah, humbug
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ha good job i enjoy the drive down to the solent!

yes ive had that several times...mainly from SWMBO that we couldnt live any further in any direction from the sea yet i choose to won a boat

just nipping out to let off some CFC's in the hope i can reduce the distance i have to travel,

i take it both of you tow to the coast?
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Hi,

Yep, I tow down to Salcombe in Devon

Quite a journey but so worth it
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i take it both of you tow to the coast?
With appropriate passports and visas we launch at Mylor on the Fal...just the 285 miles door to door
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I have a friend with a small rib in salcombe and he cant recommend it enough, it's on the radar for the summer I think!
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Thanks guys

Im in Sutton Coldfield Leapy
There are lots of west midland Ribsters on here, or shall I say yam yams as everyone calls us
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Old 21 February 2012, 00:05   #13
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There are lots of west midland Ribsters on here, or shall I say yam yams as everyone calls us
Thankfully, we're in the EM. Wooly backs, all of us
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Anyway, I use a 10kg CQR with 30m of 10mm chain and 100m of 12mm rope. My boat's about the same size as yours.
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Seekingsun - 7.5kg and around 10m of chain is more than sufficient. Also, grab a smaller anchor/shorter chain to use while onboard (eg stopped to fish or relax) - it will be a backup if you need it.
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Anyway, I use a 10kg CQR with 30m of 10mm chain and 100m of 12mm rope. My boat's about the same size as yours.
10mm chain weighs about 2 kg per metre, 30m of 10 mm chain + 10kg of anchor is circa 70kg, if this is "up & down" ie in deep water in excess of 30m deep then there is no chance of recovering it without a windlass. Even if anchored in shallower water where the chain is flaked out on the sea floor recovery is not going to be easy if even possible unless you have plenty of manpower.
The arrangement of 30m of chain is nice as extra ballast up forward to trim your boat or to keep you off a lee shore in an emergency but in the latter scenario without a windlass id be
deploying the ground tackle with the mindset of not being able to recover it & just slipping the lot.
For everyday anchoring id go with Wilks suggestion.
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LOL - I watched donegaldan haul a 10kg anchor on about 15 meters of 10 milly out of the abyss off Jura. He managed it but I thought we'd have to bury him at sea. Mind you, after a ScoobySnack Snickers, he was back on form...
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Hi guys thanks for your help, i ordered a 7.5kg bruse with 10 meters of 10mm chain and 40 meters of rope
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