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Old 09-09-2013, 19:35   #1
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Storing Spare Anchor(s)?

Hi all,

I recently upgraded my primary anchor to a Manson Supreme 80 pounder, I replaced a 20 Kg Bruce, which I would like to leave on board, but I am looking for suggestions on where to mount/store it. I have two other anchors already, a 45# CQR and a 35# Danforth. Any suggestions on where to stash the Bruce? They are fairly unwieldy with their shape and all. I do have a fairly large bilge, so I may look at mounting it there. All suggestions are welcome ,

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Old 09-09-2013, 19:53   #2
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On a 2nd bow roller?
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Old 10-09-2013, 20:03   #3
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Re: Storing Spare Anchor(s)?

Jimbo, no second bow roller, so right now it's in the dock box. I'll come up with something.

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I keep a spare 33 pound Bruce under the V-berth. It is bulky but does not take up too much space as other soft items can be packed in around it.

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why bother carrying a 4th anchor?

i have 1 bow and 1 stern with a 3rd 22lb stored in the cockpit.

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Hi all,

I recently upgraded my primary anchor to a Manson Supreme 80 pounder, I replaced a 20 Kg Bruce, which I would like to leave on board, but I am looking for suggestions on where to mount/store it. I have two other anchors already, a 45# CQR and a 35# Danforth. Any suggestions on where to stash the Bruce? They are fairly unwieldy with their shape and all. I do have a fairly large bilge, so I may look at mounting it there. All suggestions are welcome ,

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Guess you could store it on my vessel's aft rail.
Might be difficult to access exactly when you need it, though...

Sorry.... But if you're not hung up on aesthetics, attaching it somehow to the stern rail would keep it out of the way, yet available - maybe sitting on the toe rail with the shank tied to the stern rail???
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Re: Storing Spare Anchor(s)?

In the bildge as low as it will go! When we go offshore for a long trip, we put them all in the bildge, till we get a couple of days out of where we are going! saves busted toes and stuff.
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Store the heaviest items as low and as much amidships as possible. If you are fairly religious about this regimen you will have a safer and more comfortable boat that will sail better............................ What's to know?

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Use your Bruce as a stern anchor.
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Dump the CQR keep the Bruce in its place.
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Re: Storing Spare Anchor(s)?

Are you planning on cruising or just sailing locally?

If you are going cruising, then carrying a second anchoring system (Anchor and Rode) is practical...

If you are sailing locally there is no sense placing additional weight on your vessel and I would leave all the spare anchors in the dock box.

Just out of curiosity, how big is your windless? That anchor is a big step up there in weight.
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You've had good luck with the Bruce? I replaced my 44#. It's for sale, $75, but the UPS might be costly.
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The Fortress anchors are designed for fast / easy breakdown and storage. They offer a storage bag to make that storage even better.
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Hi all,

I recently upgraded my primary anchor to a Manson Supreme 80 pounder, I replaced a 20 Kg Bruce, which I would like to leave on board, but I am looking for suggestions on where to mount/store it. I have two other anchors already, a 45# CQR and a 35# Danforth. Any suggestions on where to stash the Bruce? They are fairly unwieldy with their shape and all. I do have a fairly large bilge, so I may look at mounting it there. All suggestions are welcome ,

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If you have two heads, perhaps you can stow it in one of them, where the bulkhead meets the hull of one of them, maybe the less often used one, arranged with the claw down, the shank vertical, with a couple of pad eyes and a restraining lashing, and a chock to locate the base. We saw this done on a boat about your size in their aft head. Wherever you end up storing it, make sure it can't travel if you were knocked down.

You might consider as suggested above, keeping the Bruce but letting the CQR go. It kind of depends on how many spare light-weight-for-the-boat anchors you want to carry. Maybe one spare and it a 30k Bruce? Depends on your needs and and the boat's layout for storage of big heavy things. Keep the Danforth. We have a 20 lb. HT Danforth, and it has been really useful over the years. If possible, store it where you can grab it and use it in a hurry, if need be.
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Hi all,


Thanks for the great replies. To answer a couple of questions, I do have room to store the anchor if I figure out the right place. My windlass is a Maxwell 2200, so it is up to the task of hauling the Manson. I have used the CQR as a stern anchor and had trouble getting it out of the mud, so I know it holds pretty well. I wanted to hang onto the Bruce as it was the primary that came with the boat, and for cruising I want to have a spare set to replace the primary If I have to leave it somewhere. Lastly, I am heading to Mexico with the Baja-Haha in about a month.

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