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Old 01-11-2014, 13:27   #31
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Re: Drilling Holes in Anchor Shanks

I would think that any holes needed in an anchor shank would have already been put there by the manufacturer. Drilling holes to reduce weight is absurd and the commercial anchors I have owned already had a hole or other attachment for a trip line.
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Re: Drilling Holes in Anchor Shanks

"Drilling holes to reduce weight is absurd..."

definitely DUH, but the way those who race do cruise ketches is sinful as they ditch so many necessities as too heavy rodlmfao--unless is 1000 pounds in or out it wont make a difference in a heavy cruiser.... lol
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Re: Drilling Holes in Anchor Shanks

Rather than drill holes in the anchors to line up with the holes in the bow roller, I relocated the bow roller holes. I made up four small plates of 1/8" stainless and drilled three holes in each. The lowest hole lines up with the roller shaft, the middle hole lines up with the original pin hole (to which it is held with a short bolt), and the third hole is the new one through which the pin holding the anchor passes.



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Old 01-11-2014, 19:32   #34
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Re: Drilling Holes in Anchor Shanks

Rather than drill holes etcetera I just tie off/down the anchor once it is up.

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Re: Drilling Holes in Anchor Shanks

Line is adequate for the job. I guess it's a sense of tidiness or something that makes people want to use pins.

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Re: Drilling Holes in Anchor Shanks

ws--good idea.

Fast pins are much faster than lashing. And they don't chafe.
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Rather than drill holes etcetera I just tie off/down the anchor once it is up.

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ws--good idea.

Fast pins are much faster than lashing. And they don't chafe.
Unfortunately they can bend if you're bouncing around a bit. Then it's difficult to let the anchor go.
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Re: Drilling Holes in Anchor Shanks

how is a lashing gonna chafe if done well.
gimme a break.
you are inspecting the item regularly and you will catch any sign of chafing before it happens.
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ws--good idea.

Fast pins are much faster than lashing. And they don't chafe.
Just how much faster? And does that matter?

I never thought to time it but I would guess it takes me less than ten seconds to lash the anchor down. In the grand scheme of things I don't think ten seconds matters much.
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how is a lashing gonna chafe if done well.
gimme a break.
you are inspecting the item regularly and you will catch any sign of chafing before it happens.
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you are inspecting the item regularly and you will catch any sign of chafing before it happens.
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How about this, any opinions
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