Drift anchor

 Hey all

just wondering how much rope do people use to set up a drift anchor, my boat is 5.25m fibreglass cheers

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Drift anchor

Sun, 2018-12-30 05:34

I use 10/15 mts rope,off a bridle at the back of the boat.also have a smaller dia cord to the small hole of the anchor so I can close it up when moving the drift I dont have too pull it all the way in.(Just drag it behind the boat)I also put a float at the back of the anchor on a 2 mtr rope so it doesn't go too deep and get tangled in lines and i can see where it is.

Hope you can picture it in your head.

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 i run about 25ft which keeps

Sun, 2018-12-30 06:41

 i run about 25ft which keeps it well away from any lines that are out . 

we throw it out the port side using a bridal that runs from the bough to mid port cleat . we drift side on to the wind

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