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Old 16-01-2016, 04:00   #1
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Where can I get an anchor for free?

I've been shopping for anchors in various anchorages...what anchorages have the best anchors for a 50 ft boat?
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Old 16-01-2016, 04:40   #2
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Re: Where can I get an anchor for free?

I picked up two from the "discard pile" at my old winter hardstanding marina. One was a little bent, and the other requires re galvanising ... but you can't argue with the price.

You could also learn to weld and make one.
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Old 16-01-2016, 04:44   #3
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I've been shopping for anchors in various anchorages...what anchorages have the best anchors for a 50 ft boat?
So, you are shopping for an anchor close to a harbor, right? One critical piece of information is lacking...............Where the heck are you????
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Old 16-01-2016, 04:55   #4
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It doesn't matter really...I'm on a boat and can sail anywhere with enough time.

I think I'll find the very best and newest models in the Med.
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Okay then, If you are traveling in the Mid-Atlantic coast of the U.S. then Annapolis is a great choice because there are several chandlers that would either deliver one to you or pick you up, gratis. Most go out of their way to accommodate you, especially if you are spending $$$ on a new piece of bow candy.
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Old 16-01-2016, 05:10   #6
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Re: Where can I get an anchor for free?

I forgot to mention I'm a scuba diver.
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Old 16-01-2016, 05:12   #7
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Re: Where can I get an anchor for free?

"Bow Candy"...that's what I want. But I want it for free...like something someone has discarded overboard.
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I forgot to mention I'm a scuba diver.
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Does this mean you will only be in areas where you are likely to be diving? That eliminates Annapolis!
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Re: Where can I get an anchor for free?

Is it really worth sailing half way round the world just to get a free anchor?

Edit: Oh, you are looking to dive for a lost one. I know roughly where you could find a good one off Cape Flattery on the Great Barrier Reef.
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"Bow Candy"...that's what I want. But I want it for free...like something someone has discarded overboard.
So, you are going on a treasure hunt then? Have fun!
There are many consignment shops around where you can buy a second hand anchor but it won't likely be free!
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Old 16-01-2016, 07:14   #11
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Don't dive neer my boat.......

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Check near underwater cables, foul areas.
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Old 16-01-2016, 07:22   #13
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Re: Where can I get an anchor for free?

Free anchors for scuba divers? Here are two locations where you will find 45lb Harborfast Hi-Blade anchors still attached to a length of chain. I cut these away when they were hopelessly tangled in turbid water.

33*00.636'N/079*35.340'W This anchor is wrapped among construction cement and rebar dumped in Graham Creek.

32*29.562'N/080*36.050'W This anchor is caught in a snag of tree root debris.
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Re: Where can I get an anchor for free?

The reefs off Miami and the Florida Keys are a good hunting ground. Back when I was an active diver, I didn't even bother to bring most of them up. How many anchors do you need? Oh no, that question may have been a mistake. It was rhetorical. I don't really care how many anchors you need!
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Re: Where can I get an anchor for free?

Methinks Trim69/70 is feeling the need for a tongue-in-cheek smiley.
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