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Old 13-08-2010, 12:44   #1
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Two kg Genuine Bruce

I recently came across an outfit in Britain offering genuine Bruce anchors (new old stock) for sale. I was somewhat surprised to see that their list included 2 kg anchors: I was previously under the impression that Bruce's smallest anchor was 5 kg.

Can anyone confirm that Bruce used to manufacture 2 kg anchors?
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Old 13-08-2010, 12:45   #2
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I've seen them before. FISCO in seattle used to have them on the shelf next to the dinghys.
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Do you remember if they were the real deal? Knock-offs (including 2 kg versions) were widely available, and remain so ... but I'm only interested in the genuine article.
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As far as I remember they were the real deal, I don't think the the knockoffs were as prevalant that long ago.
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I actually owned a 2kg Bruce anchor, used it as a stern anchor for my Montgomery 17 when I lived in southern California, and sailed to Catalina island many times. This was before there were any knockoffs.
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The 2 kg Bruce is a great buy - we keep a couple of them at hand, they serve as paperweights. They are great help to keep our letters and sailing magazines aboard in windy anchorages. And how decorative!

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I believe that Bruce offered a 2 Kg anchor.

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Thanks gents.

Last week I sent an email enquiry to Bruce Anchor Group. If I receive a reply, I will advise here. But based upon the answers here, it appears that the answer is yes, Bruce did make 2 kg anchors.
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Last week I sent an email enquiry to Bruce Anchor Group. If I receive a reply, I will advise here. .
Don't hold your breath... If their computer is anything like mine, they're probably using it as an anchor
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Bruce used to make tiny ones for sales displays in a small sandbox.
They couldn't have weighed more than 1kg.
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Bruce used to make tiny ones for sales displays in a small sandbox.
They couldn't have weighed more than 1kg.
I remember those being bronze and weighing in at less than a pound!!
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Just the thing for a classic dink! I had a Bruce 2kg that I used as my lunch hook off my Montgomery17 for a few years. Loved the ease of seeing how far i could chuck it each time I decided to stop for a bite.
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Itty Bitty Bruce

A 2 kg Bruce rests in my dinghy as well - attached to about ten feet of chain.
Don't know if it much matters whether they are knock-offs or not, the anchoring from a dinghy comes mostly from weight (and a corner of the anchor catching something).
And there was an incredibly tiny Bruce-as-paperweight on display in chandleries some years ago.

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