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Old 26-11-2010, 16:45   #1
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How to Repair My Anchor ?

Any ideas on how to repair this anchor? While it ain't broke, in my opinion, it could do with some maintenence, but how to go about it. Perhaps a spray all over with silver paint and sell on Ebay as "like new!"? [kidding]





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Old 26-11-2010, 16:49   #2
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Ho to repair my anchor.

Dang. I thought this was a thread about working girls who did metal work on the side.

Sigh...
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Well..... If you really wanted to, beat the loose rust off with a needle scaler, sand blaster, etc. Dip in acid to get the rest, and remove the zinc galvanizing. Weld filler where required, then send out for another hot-dip galvanize...... Or bag it as a spare, and buy a new one for boat to wear!
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:56   #4
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Dave Canuck good one.
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Old 26-11-2010, 16:56   #5
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J am with Dave,big disappointment.can wire brush and use galvanize paint,have regalvanized, or paint with rustoleum.marc
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Old 26-11-2010, 17:17   #6
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George has it right.

Anchors need only one quality - "trust". I wouldn't use it on my boat. It's why I would never buy an anchor on eBay too. I have an old CQR with no rust, but it's a spare. I think you value your boat a lot. You could do better than this anchor on eBay.
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Looks like a cosmetic problem. If that's your problem, have it sandblasted and properly primed and painted.
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I agree that this appears to be largely a cosmetic problem. I have a couple of ugly anchors on my bow, but they are very reliable. I see some pretty stainless anchors on some dock queens that have never been dipped in the mud. I find my anchors at consignment shops for $60 to $100 bucks for a 45lb Bruce or CQR. I bought these when former anchors were fouled and I cut them away.
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Whenever I walk a marina dock, I look to see if I find anchors still have the stick on labels intact. I'm never disappointed.
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Wait a minute. I used to have a CQR (sold it on EBay), but my memory is hazy.... Didn't there used to be a weight in the corroded area in the photo? If so, then this CQR will not perform likes others.

I'd find yourself a more reliable hook.
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I thinks its a cqr knock off. Probably fine for its purpose though. Im all for bashing off the rusty stuff and maybe even take an arc welder to it a bit. So long as the critical points are still solid.
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It's definitely a knockoff.
A real CQR has a drop forged shank.
This one has been cut from a steel plate.
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Wait a minute. I used to have a CQR (sold it on EBay), but my memory is hazy.... Didn't there used to be a weight in the corroded area in the photo? If so, then this CQR will not perform likes others.

I'd find yourself a more reliable hook.
I was thinking exactly the same thing. If it's a knock-off, it's little better than a light-ish plow anchor, and if it's an original which has inexplicably lost its lead (I think that's what CQR uses? not sure, though...shameful, since I've got a genuine 100lb on the boat) then I'm not sure if it's worth the fuss of repair.

It's better than nothing, absolutely, and can be cleaned with a wire wheel on an angle grinder, or better with a sandblast job.
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Here's a real one :
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Old 27-11-2010, 01:06   #15
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Fantastic replies, thank you folks.

This was the main anchor on the boat I just bought but I have retired it. I think I will see if I can get it sandblasted by someone in my network so it doesn't cost too much and use it as a light spare, maybe a lunchtime anchor or if I put two lines out. In my opinion, which is to say, out of my ignorance, I think it is too light for my boat to rely upon overnight in the high tidal range areas I will be sailing in, especially if a bit of a blow comes up.

If I can't get it economically restored, I will sell in on Ebay as Captain Cook's original anchor or something. Nah, I will put it on the coffee table as a conversation piece.

The conversation will go something like this:

Her: "Get that pile of rust off my table!"
Me: "But . . . ."
Her: "I said GIT . . .!"

Here's my boat, once I put the anchor and rode in, not much room for anything else, but hey, at least it will stop me from being blown over to some other country. Then again, if I put the anchor on the coffee table instead of in my boat, I will be happy to be blown over to some other country.



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