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Old 18-09-2013, 11:55   #1
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Anchor Sentinel Trolley

I would like to deploy an anchor sentinel. I worry about chaffe say if I used
a shackle or carbiner. I have seen hardware that would spread the
load of the sentinel, a concave half tube with a latch mechanism. I have had
no luck locating such a device. Any help would be appreciated as well as
creative or standard solutions to my concerns. My boat displaces 13000 lbs
and I deploy a 22lb delta. Sentinel is approx 30lbs. Thanks
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Old 18-09-2013, 13:17   #2
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Re: Anchor Sentinel Trolley

Perhaps this one: http://www.marineconsignmentmaine.co...m-iss3201.aspx

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Old 18-09-2013, 13:21   #3
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Re: Anchor Sentinel Trolley

Nice find! Now I can put a name to the device. 'Kellet' who knew but you?
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"Kellet" is just another word for an anchor sentinel. Others are "anchor buddy" and "anchor angel". Keep searching.

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Old 18-09-2013, 13:30   #5
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Re: Anchor Sentinel Trolley

Yes, several names for controversial weight. Sure would like to locate a maker
of that 'trolley'?.
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Old 18-09-2013, 13:41   #6
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Re: Anchor Sentinel Trolley

Anchor Rode Rider....Yaaay
ABI Hardware Polished Bronze Anchor Rode Rider
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Re: Anchor Sentinel Trolley

If it's made of bronze, keep it away from the anchor chain and any other steel parts.

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Re: Anchor Sentinel Trolley

A kellet or sentinel is for use on rope, not chain. The way to do it with the least chafe is to use a snatch block. I bought a big snatch block at a swap meet, and it worked great. Put a line on the hunk of lead, put the snatch block on the rode and attach the snap shackle to the lead ingot and let out to whatever length you want. This only takes a few seconds. I used it more for lowering the rode so that the idiots on jet skis or screaming Zodiacs didnt cut my nylon. It is simple and proved to have no chafe. ____Grant.
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Re: Anchor Sentinel Trolley

dump the kellet and anchor - buy a bigger anchor and forget it
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dump the kellet and anchor - buy a bigger anchor and forget it
Yes of course, but for now I cruise in mostly sheltered waters of the East Coast of the USA and I club race and weight is a concern. The 22lb Delta is sufficient for the most part. Also I run a small length of chain at the end of my rode, about 10ft. Adding chain would be another, less efficient option and again added weight. So, in those instances when I require added assurance, say, leaving the boat at anchor for a night when the wind or current might shift, the kellet is my preferred option for now. By the way, I ordered this. I'm hoping build quality is sufficiently durable.
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