What anchor do you use?

 Wondering what your most preferred anchor style is and why?


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Danforth if no anchor

Wed, 2022-05-04 18:22

Danforth if no anchor winch.

plough if anchor winch.

Reef anchor if on rock

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Sarca

Wed, 2022-05-04 19:32

 Brilliant anchors 

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 Sarca. Had the same one on

Wed, 2022-05-04 19:40

 Sarca. Had the same one on the boat for over 10 years 

 

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 Sarca. Had the same one on

Wed, 2022-05-04 19:40

 Sarca. Had the same one on the boat for over 10 years 

 

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 If and when I only ever use

Thu, 2022-05-05 04:24

 If and when I only ever use my reefy even in sand as I have a very long chain that settles in. Very easy to retrieve and if stuck can be driven out. 

Saying that rarely anchor.

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Sarca on a stress free anchor

Thu, 2022-05-05 07:14

Sarca on a stress free anchor winch

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I only use a sand anchor,

Thu, 2022-05-05 07:45

I only use a sand anchor, covers all basis. I've dived a few anchor over the years with it usually being the chain that gets wrapped up.

Make sure your boat is in reverse or on the move as its dropping to avoid this.

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And further to Brock's comment

Thu, 2022-05-05 17:54

 Be really careful if the wind direction changes.......that can result in the chain being dragged off and then under a ledge ....again discovered this after diving to work out why snagged 

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All sorts

Fri, 2022-05-06 06:51

 On the Quinnie it's either a sand or reef anchor that's manually set and retrieved. On the big duck it's a Delta with 10m of chain followed by miles of rode on a stress free drum winch. Only ever really use em when we're parking up on a beach never for fishing. 

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 I use a 10kg danforth sand

Fri, 2022-05-06 09:33

 I use a 10kg danforth sand anchor with 8m of chain for day anchoring, use a 10kg delta with 15m of chain for overnight.

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 I use a 10kg danforth sand

Fri, 2022-05-06 09:33

 I use a 10kg danforth sand anchor with 8m of chain for day anchoring, use a 10kg delta with 15m of chain for overnight.

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 We used a Delta anchor on

Fri, 2022-05-06 10:45

 We used a Delta anchor on dads yacht. 60ft and 10t of windage and it was very effective.