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Old 06-11-2020, 16:19   #1
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Folding Admiralty Anchor

Anyone use this:

https://www.osculati.com/en/11003-m-...miralty-anchor

Looking to use 25kg for a 36' as a compact second anchor.

Anyone know a source in Australia? Thx.

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Old 02-01-2021, 05:53   #2
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Re: Folding Admiralty Anchor

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Are you asking about suitability for the task? If so, my inclination is to suggest that it's ideal for the task of storage, but not so as an anchor. The admiralty design is many centuries old, and there's been a bunch of research on the task in the last 100 years.
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:05   #3
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Re: Folding Admiralty Anchor

Wanted as a secondary anchor only. Primary is a suitably modern type.

The storage aspect for this as a secondary is attractive.

Looking for first hand experience and cant find one in Australia.

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Re: Folding Admiralty Anchor

Second best on storage is probably the fluke/Dansforth. At least it stores flat. I agree with the need; good anchors can be the clumsiest, nastiest objects on the entire boat, with our 25kg CQR (hinged plow) being excellent at pinching, stubbing toes, and throwing me off balance. Maybe you could start a thread on the bext anchors to store as secondaries. My vote is for the large Dansforth we have stored on the back side of a ladder to the upper deck.
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Best anchor there is for weed..
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Re: Folding Admiralty Anchor

What those are best for is being a ROCK PICK. They fold nice and small and will work in a rocky bottom. A Danforth, or most other more modern anchors often wont set in rocks but the fisherman type will catch on something and keep you in one spot. A none folding fisherman/admiralty is a real PITA.. Just another opinion. Grant.
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Re: Folding Admiralty Anchor

Yes, I used mine last night.. I keep it onboard for weedy areas where my Rocna anchor will possibly have problems. I have a permanent 5 meter chain attached and fix that to the Rocna. Lower the admiralty by hand and then use windlass to lower and retrieve the setup. Works well. Off to Middle Island near Esperance right now, will use it in areas where there are no visible Sandy spots.
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Re: Folding Admiralty Anchor

I use a similar one in the dinghy. Just that ours has 4 flukes, not 2.
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The one that I have is a 55 lb one. No manufacturing info on it. I thought I was going to see a LUKE when I went to buy it, and decided that this will do just fine and didnt cost any thing like what Lukes go for. I have not used it and probably wont since I am going to sell my boat. Grant.
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Re: Folding Admiralty Anchor

Managed to source the pick from these guys.

https://www.helmstock.com

Excellent service. Less than 10 days from order to delivery - from Italy to remote Western Australia.

Haven't tested it out yet but looks good.

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Swarbrick (Aus) used to make a demountable admiralty anchor. I have a 29kg version on Gumtree https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/will...hor/1285815383. Good in SA ribbon weed and hard sand, although the Marsh is preferred.
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Re: Folding Admiralty Anchor

Above dual anchor setup is my choice for a lot of yrs.
32ft Steel. 35lb Plough Primary.
82lb Admiralty on STBD side rail with 40ft of 10mm chain in box.
Lower. Set with claw.,shackle to Plough lay and set that.
Little trick. Make up some oversized Blade tip. Pear shaped going to a point. Weld over the existing tips.
They drive through weeds etc, get extra bite in sand/clay. I Always sleep well since the '60's.
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