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Old 27-11-2013, 11:32   #1
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Second bow anchor on B393

I have a Beneteau 393 with CQR anchor, 50 ft. chain and 20 ft. rode.

I recently attended a cruising seminar where the speaker recommended a second anchor on the bow, ready to deploy.

How would I do this on the 393? There is only one anchor roller on the starboard side. The anchor locker is not partitioned
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Old 27-11-2013, 11:57   #2
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Re: Second bow anchor on B393

Welcome Mark,

Lots more info on 393's at the 393 site.

Remove the stemhead fitting and take to a stainless fabricator. I also got the dealer to partition the anchor locker.
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Re: Second bow anchor on B393

Definitely would want a second anchor if the primary is a CQR.

In fact........................
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Re: Second bow anchor on B393

50' of chain and only 20' of rode???? That has to be a typo...hopefully you mean 200' of rode. 70' total is not enough
I have the anchor locker partitioned but keep the second anchor in the locker rather than on the roller. I use a Rocna with 300' all chain and a Delta (spare) 25' chain and 200' rode & also have a Fortress aft with 150' of rode and 25' chain
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Re: Second bow anchor on B393

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mark.
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Re: Second bow anchor on B393

I have a 393 and just use one anchor and lots of chain. I have 80 meters chain.

To have two anchors with short bits of chain wouldnt be too helpfull imho.

Currently its squalling here to 30 knots or more, i am in 5 meters of water and have 40 meters of chain out.

If i were you i would get more chain and a better anchor... I dont think the CQR cuts it anymore.

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Currently its squalling here to 30 knots or more, i am in 5 meters of water and have 40 meters of chain out.

If i were you i would get more chain and a better anchor... I dont think the CQR cuts it anymore.

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Re: Second bow anchor on B393

Rick,

Just a question out of curiosity. I once saw a Bene (of about 39 feet or so) anchored, and the rode was chafing alarmingly on the second anchor that was mounted on the bow, similar to the claw in your photo (below). Is that an issue, in your experience?

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Re: Second bow anchor on B393

[QUOTE=Hud3;1402117]Rick,

Just a question out of curiosity. I once saw a Bene (of about 39 feet or so) anchored, and the rode was chafing alarmingly on the second anchor that was mounted on the bow, similar to the claw in your photo (below). Is that an issue, in your experience?

Can't say I've ever had that problem. I use all chain and a snubber which is led over the roller. You will notice in the photo the port anchor roller is slightly shorter than the starboard (primary anchor) one. The snubber is far enough forward to clear the claw even if it's at a 90 degree angle which of course it never is, unless you're dragging badly.
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Re: Second bow anchor on B393

Yes, I can see what you're talking about. Your arrangement looks like a pretty good use of space.

On reflection (it was quite some time ago), I think the boat I saw was actually on a mooring and only had a single anchor on the bow. The line that was attached to the mooring pennant was rubbing against the anchor, enough that I could see some frayed strands. A charter boat, I think.
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Yeah, moorings are a problem. Sometimes have to lower the hooks when I'm in Vero.
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Check Maine Sail excellent (as always) information about mooring pendants here:
Mooring Preparation & Precautions Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com
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Re: Second bow anchor on B393

Rick, thanks for the pictures.

Yes, it was a typo! 200 ft. of rode
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