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Old 14 January 2002, 17:49   #1
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Keith, following on-

For years I had a compass T28 inflatable with 4hp evinrude & than a bombard 335 with 15hp evinrude. In both I kept a small conventional anchor! the type that folds in (4 blades) with 1m light chain (to keep the top of the Anchor down) with 10/15m rope.

This is a last resorce, VHF/mobile is in the drink, flares dont work, call me optimistic!!!

Now I have a 5m RIB carry 2 blade type anchor 4m chain 30m rope and my old anchor with 1m chain and 15m rope.

Bet safe than sorry, that what 5 yrs of sea scouts does for ya - be prepared.

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Old 15 January 2002, 02:15   #2
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Thanks Jahno.

Do you mean something like the attached picture. It seems reasonable @ 28.00 and it comes in a bag?

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Old 15 January 2002, 05:02   #3
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Where can I get that type of anchor as shown ie. with storage bag?
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Old 15 January 2002, 05:07   #4
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I would suggest a folding grapnel anchore like the ones listed here

It folds away with no nasty pointy bits to damage your boat! Add a couple of metres of chain to it and about 30 metres of rope. Alternatively don't attach the rope permanently, but carry it aboard for general use as a long mooring line, tow rope, clothes line whatever -- but make sure you can attach it easily when necessary!

It will be useful any time you have engine trouble and are being taken the wrong way by the wind and tide. In a wrost case it will stop you being blown onto a rocky lee shore. You wil rpobably find that where you go boating in Scotland it's not possible to anchor far from the shore due to the depth of the water, but in an emergency just let out the full length so it hangs below the boat, and with a bit of luck it will make itself fast before you reach the shore!

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Old 15 January 2002, 06:22   #5
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I notice that the folding type is recommended What KG weight
would you recommend for a 5M rib with a 50 hp?
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For your SIB, consider a canoe folding anchor, w' carry bag, 3 lbs....you could even carry 2 of them...
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let see if this works...

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Old 15 January 2002, 08:31   #8
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The anchor looks good for small RIB use, but I would always use a short length of chain to hold the points into the ground. Would also recomend using a tripping line in case it snags.
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For a 5 metre RIB I would probably go for the 3.2Kg version, with at least 2 metres of chain, but I wouldn't personally bother with a tripping line (just one more thing to get tangled up!).

In my experience, most people do not carry adequate anchor and chain to secure their RIB in any sort of current. If in doubt, go for the next size up -- assuming you've got spce to store it!

For an inflatable I'm sure that the 2.5Kg would be adequate, but I still would't skimp on the chain as this is what makes the anchor hold.

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Old 15 January 2002, 12:41   #10
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Hi Mccabe

The folding anchor in a bag is available at:

http://www.on-line-marine.com/online...pf%5Fid=101006

John - I've seen the folding grapnel type anchor in the Compass catalogue. I'll go for that with a short length of chain. I'll get it ready for next time I am up in Scotland. It would also be useful for when I go out fishing in the summer.

"...just let out the full length so it hangs below the boat, and with a bit of luck it will make itself fast before you reach the shore!..."

Now I'd never of thought of that myself. This is a damned good thing this RibNet. All YOUR experience at MY disposal.

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Old 15 January 2002, 15:57   #11
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I have had very poor results using the grapnel anchors. I find then fine for small inflatables but have had them drag on my Ribcraft 4.8 when it gets a bit rough, and that was with 5 meters of chain !.

They are great for space and much better than nothing but they don't seem to bite into the bed much, especialy in sand or mud, fine on rock or weed though.

I now use a 3.5Kg Bruce with 5 meters of chain and have never had it move.
I moved to this after leaving the RIB at anchor one night in a bay to find it have moved best part of 100M over night and it was not that rough maybe F3.

The only problem is space as Bruce's does not fold and are quite big. The flat folding, danforth, type anchors like keiths pic also work much better than the Grapnel's.

I also still carry the 3Kg grapnel and use it on a very light, 6mm line when i want to anchor in a narrow bay and not swing round.

Also on triping lines, I keep away from them the worst case is you loose your anchor, but the nice floating marker looks just like a great place for someone else to tie upto for a few hours or more .

Call me pessimistic but its often a sequence of events which lead up to your anchor being the only thing between you and the rocks, and bad weather is likely to be of them.

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Just found this on the web - shame there's no image available! - Made me laugh anyway!!!!


Happy Hooker - model 1

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or you could trade up to

Happy Hooker - model 2 with release line

51.44 ex. VAT
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(ps I was looking for an anchor at www.on-line-marine.com found in the directory of www.rib.net)

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Hey, I've just checked out the Compas on-line thingy and found the folding grapnel. This is the one I'm going to get (plus chain and line).

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Old 23 January 2002, 17:30   #14
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Just like the one I used to carry on my SIB's
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Old 23 January 2002, 17:32   #15
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Just out of interest - how long does in take you to get up to your place in Scotland?
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Old 24 January 2002, 04:23   #16
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Jahno - It is just about 500 miles from door to door and depending on time of day the journey takes 7-8 hours. A long journey but well woth the effort. We get up there at least 4 times a year.

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Lovelly!!!

A bit far for the weekend though

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