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Old 21-11-2022, 17:04   #1
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backwards spade fluke

I just saw this listing on yachtworld, and this boat has a spade anchor with the fluke upside down. Just curious if anyone has seen this before.

https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/201...d-14m-8587915/

Seems unlikely that it's a good idea.
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Makes it easier to haul the anchor. ;-)
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Re: backwards spade fluke

Looks like a normal plough anchor with a roll bar to me.
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Re: backwards spade fluke

The second and third picture show a spade anchor where the fluke is installed upside down.
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Looks like a normal plough anchor with a roll bar to me.
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Hmm, that was the angle of the first image
Doesn't appear to have a rollbar on closer inspection.
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The second and third picture show a spade anchor where the fluke is installed upside down.



That's what's knmown as a ploug anchor It looks a bit like a Maxwell?
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Re: backwards spade fluke

That is a known problem with Spades - you assemble them yourself and a number of people install them the wrong way.

I remember there was thread here on cruisersforum where someone reported that his Spade wasn't working well and later figured out that he had installed it upside down.

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That's what's knmown as a ploug anchor It looks a bit like a Maxwell?
No. It is definitely a Spade anchor assembled incorrectly.
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Re: backwards spade fluke

I agree, that's definitely a Spade fluke. The little tabs on the sides are the giveaway.
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Re: backwards spade fluke

How much of a discount from asking price would you want to buy a boat from someone who can't even assemble an anchor correctly? How many other things on the boat are upside down, backwards, or just plain wrong?

It is my experience that every well found and well cared for boat is just one bad owner away from the breaker yard.
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A reasonable question, but I assume that you'll be able to find a bunch of those other things, and not have to base your offer simply off of the anchor.
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That is a known problem with Spades - you assemble them yourself and a number of people install them the wrong way.

I remember there was thread here on cruisersforum where someone reported that his Spade wasn't working well and later figured out that he had installed it upside down.

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One side is colored bright yellow, and it's clearly visible on all websites where you can order a Spade. They even supply a (very small) manual with assembly instructions when you get one.

Honestly, you have to be a bit careless to install it the wrong way.
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Re: backwards spade fluke

Might be more to the story why the boat is for sale.
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" I hate it when we drag anchor all the time. Sell the boat or I'm gone!"
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Re: backwards spade fluke

That looks like a case of malicious compliance. Some overwrought deck hand was ordered to assemble the anchor.
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Re: backwards spade fluke

The assembler probably wondered how the stupid factory drilled the safety bolt hole in the wrong place- requiring them to redrill the hole through the shank.

It is difficult to imagine the anchor was used in this configuration...

I have assembled several Spade anchors- including our own 45kg. I'll have to try this next time I assemble one...

I wonder if there are any upside down Mantus anchors out there?

Cheers! Bill

PS: What is the likelyhood that the assembling party is an expert on FB, and if your lucky, might have some time available for hire...
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