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Old 16-02-2009, 10:46   #1
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Is it called a Kedge?

When anchoring, it has been my practice that once the anchor has been set, I send down a ten pound lead ball down the anchor line and tie it off about ten feet off the bottom.
What is this called...a kedge???
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Old 16-02-2009, 11:04   #2
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No, that would be a "Kellet", a "kedge" is a secondary anchor.
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Here's a link to a thread from 2006 that may be of interest:

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Is it also known as a "killick"?
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Killick is Gaelic for anchor.
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I have heard them called a "deadman", "kellet" or "sentinel".
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I've always referred to it as, "crew."
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I've always referred to it as, "crew."
That = funny.
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What is this called...a kedge???
Up to my knowledge a « killick » anchor is that:



The weight on the chain is sold under the brand names of « Anchor buddy » « Mobilest » and is called a « chum », a « kellet », a « sentinel », an « angel »... (and a Marketing gadget! )

This weight can be used:
-to increase the anchor holding – located as close as possible to the anchor shank
-to increase the catenary effect of the anchoring rode, located in the center of the mooring line
-to reduce the swinging , located at a little bit more than one water height

To have the three at the same time, use three kellets or simply ad 5 meters more of chain, It is as efficient and much more easy !..

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Ancora, is that a pic of your latest model?
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Ancora, is that a pic of your latest model?
Hi Christian,

In fact this is just a prototype of what will be the next generation..

It is a complete revolution, as you don't need anymore "kellet" as you can change the stone (very cheap) to adapt te anchor either to the size of the vessel, or to the weater conditions..

But don't tell anybody! this is still a SECRET

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