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malc

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PostSubject: anchor advice   21st June 2011, 10:25 pm

hi guys
any advice on anchors?, danforth, bruce?, weight?, we have an explorer elite 16.5 ft, Very Happy Very Happy confused
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PostSubject: Re: anchor advice   22nd June 2011, 6:08 pm

5 KG Bruce would be my recommendation with 8mm chain the length of the boat, rig the anchor for tripping with 60-80 lb line or a cable tie, tbh i think the line is better cable tie's are a bit unreliable sometime's.
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PostSubject: Re: anchor advice   22nd June 2011, 6:53 pm

cheers gary m8, thanks for that Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: anchor advice   22nd June 2011, 6:55 pm

so you connect the chain to the bottom of the anchor, and tie it ta the top with line or ties? confused
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PostSubject: Re: anchor advice   23rd June 2011, 5:11 pm

Connect to the nose of the anchor using a shackle then run the chain up the shaft and then tie the chain via the hole were you would normally connect the chain using the line or a cable tie then in theory if the anchor gets stuck in foul ground you should be able to put enough pressure to break the line and then retrieve your anchor, simples.
You can use the boat under power to exert pressure but great care must be taken doing this, you must be aware of your rope position at all times and worse case scenario would be the anchor rope around the prop in a strong tide. take care out there.
There is some advice here http://sailing.about.com/od/learntosail/a/anchortripline.htm
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PostSubject: Re: anchor advice   23rd June 2011, 7:06 pm

cheers gary m8, sound advice.much appreciated Very Happy
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