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Old 03-09-2011, 19:37   #1
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Kedge Anchor ?

Anyone have any experience with the Kedge anchor?? This is the one I'm talking about: Stainless Steel Pool Kedge Anchor 44 lbs

You see them on mega yachts, but never on smaller boats. I bought a 44 lb kedge, at the site above, but haven't tried it yet on my Lagoon 380 catamaran.
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Re: Kedge Anchor?

I've never seen an anchor like the link you posted.

I've always considered "kedge" a term and not a specific product. Any anchor should be one that holds well in your sailing area. Here in Florida and the Bahamas, that's mostly hard sand.

I use a Fortress anchor on my catamaran, both as a main anchor and kedge (I own 3 of them) which is the anchor I feel is best for hard sand bottoms. In my anchoring exploits which include at least hundreds ... including hurricanes, the Fortress Anchor has never failed me in hard sand.
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Re: Kedge Anchor?

I have seen those mostly on super yachts as you say. But what made you decide on one for your boat over other well known new generation anchors? It looks very heavy for its size.
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Re: Kedge Anchor?

I've got a Fortress as well, but never used it. The Kedge I bought looks like it works much like a Fortress, except the blades are heavily weighted, but not as sharp.

I carry a 78 lb CQR (storm weight) and a 15 lb HydroBubble as well, but have been using the HydroBubble lately. It is only 15 lbs, which is a positive for the front of my catamaran and it's huge blade seems to make up for the light weight.
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Re: Kedge Anchor?

i use a danforth to kedge off..... i also have a yachtsmans, a cqr and a bruce. i dont know this pool anchor...looks like what is used on the mega docked near me.
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mmmmmmm, less than half price....why? Usually something that discounted isn't selling, but why?......i2f
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mmmmmmm, less than half price....why? Usually something that discounted isn't selling, but why?......i2f

goooooood question.... didnt sell for a reason......
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I am full of questions, but have very few answers.......i2f
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Re: Kedge Anchor?

I have never heard of a specific design being called a kedge anchor. After all kedging is using an anchor to pull a boat of the hard. Most "kedge" anchors are any particular type of anchor (owner preference) that is used to get the boat off when grounded.
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Re: Kedge Anchor?

The Poole style anchors are usually used on larger yachts and ships. They are meant to be pulled up to a hawse pipe and the big plate on the end covers the hawse pipe. Makes for a very neat anchor stowage. It's a variation of the "Navy" style anchor. Their holding power per pound is probably not as good as more modern designs.
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Re: Kedge Anchor?

Thank you Ozskipper...Wondering what all the fuss was about myself.
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The Poole style anchors are usually used on larger yachts and ships. They are meant to be pulled up to a hawse pipe and the big plate on the end covers the hawse pipe. Makes for a very neat anchor stowage. It's a variation of the "Navy" style anchor. Their holding power per pound is probably not as good as more modern designs.
That's right -- it's a "Poole pattern" stockless navy anchor. It might be a Manson "Kedge" model -- it's just Manson's name for their Poole pattern anchor. See: http://www.manson-marine.co.nz/SiteP...nlesskedge.htm. I doubt that it will work very well on a yacht. That sort of thing does not usually scale down very well. Looks like a pretty toy for powerboaters who never anchor, IMHO.
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