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Old 07-01-2016, 19:23   #16
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Re: Fling an anchor

Anchor in question. Never seen one before. For a 48' cat?
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That's a lot to fling. Flying or shipping is OK.
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Old 07-01-2016, 19:43   #18
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Re: Fling an anchor

That's the guy.

They aren't common, aren't new tech, aren't trendy, but they're on the vast majority of commercial fishing boats in SE Alaska including mine. I had a couple of the #6s on my 47'/80,000 lb troller that were lost due to operator error. My current anchor on that boat is a #8, and it does a nice job. Our cat weighs a quarter of that and probably doesn't have much if any more windage. Between the Forfjord and three Fortresses, I hope we have enough anchor. If not, we'll find something else.

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Re: Fling an anchor



choose the underwear - lots more fun removing it from your girlfriend than flinging an anchor
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Re: Fling an anchor

As an Airline Pilot, I would say you will have no issues with it as checked luggage. Depending on the airline and it's weight restrictions, they may not even charge you. (We allow up to 50 lbs on our airline.) You will be asked to declare that it is not a Dangerous Good which is the main thing. And it is not. I would take the time to package it properly and perhaps bubble wrap it. You are likely to have more difficulty checking a PFD with a CO2 canister than an anchor, simply because some airlines will forbid the CO2 canister, claiming it to be a Dangerous Good.

Check with your airline, they will tell you. Each one has different restrictions.
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Ship it UPS ground. No boxing required. Wrap some bubble wrap around it and you are good to go. Probably costs less than extra checked baggage on a flight.


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Thank you for that. I'll look into it.

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Re: Fling an anchor

Some airlines offer a free checked bag. We get this service through our credit card. The checked bag limit is 45 or 50 pounds. Get a junk suitcase at Goodwill and pack the anchor in bubble wrap or your clothes. This is no big deal. If you have to pay, compare to UPS. It may still be less to check it. In the olden days when you were allowed 3 checked bags/ticket we were traveling with three children = 15 bags. My brother-in-law won a Home Depot large table saw. We packed a little bit of it in each bag. The big cast iron top went with nothing but a bag tag.
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Re: Fling an anchor

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That's a lot to fling. Flying or shipping is OK.
I was thinking "That's a LONG DISTANCE to fling"

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As all else say, yes... it's no big deal... You just have to figure if the cost vs. convenience is what you want... And how many bags you are actually checking...

Most airlines work like AA... first bag is reasonable = $25, 2nd=$35, 3rd=$100

Is is better and easier to have you bag with you vs FedEx/UPS delivery?
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Oh, that would be nice.

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As all else say, yes... it's no big deal... You just have to figure if the cost vs. convenience is what you want... And how many bags you are actually checking...

Most airlines work like AA... first bag is reasonable = $25, 2nd=$35, 3rd=$100

Is is better and easier to have you bag with you vs FedEx/UPS delivery?
The anchor actually weight 42lbs, so I have 8lbs to work with if it goes checked baggage. I'll have to get a quote from UPS.

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The anchor actually weight 42lbs, so I have 8lbs to work with if it goes checked baggage. I'll have to get a quote from UPS.

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Re: Flying an anchor (checked baggage)

Live in Hawaii and shipping is a killer buying stuff on the mainland when we are there. Aways leave Kona with a large empty bag and fill it up with stuff to bring home. Have shipped a lot of weird stuff as luggage. Only thing that was a problem, was a transmission for the Yanmar. They weren't concerned about the transmission but any residual oil in it. If I heard them right, there are sniffers on the baggage conveyor to detect petroleum products. Don't know if that is true but know for sure there ain't no such animal in Kona.

Alaska Airlines gives you one free checked bag if you have their credit card.
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