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Old 28-01-2013, 08:10   #1
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Unique Anchor Thread

What do you get if you have some scrap 1/2 inch high strength steel, A CNC mill and time to kill? It weighs 65 pounds. I have no idea if it will dig in, I'll let you know. I still need to add that loopy thing to help it sit up right. Then if if actually works I'll get it galvinized.
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Re: Unique anchor thread

One of my buddies sells power boats. He would love this. Always givin' me crap about us sailors making our own boat stuff because we are too cheap to buy it from someone like him (not the case with your anchor...but it reminds me of it). His usual response "are you gonna make an anchor light out of a mayonnaise jar?"

On a serious note, this looks pretty cool and I would like to hear how it holds.
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Re: Unique anchor thread

A couple more pics
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Re: Unique anchor thread

turn it on its side ,the tip must have sufficent angle (12degrees) and pointing downwards for it to dig in point first.

i suspect with the scalloped end you have at the tip it is not going to work properly.
when it is on its side for it to work it must rest on three points,the shank,the outer edge of the spade,and most importantly on the very tip of of the spade.

when you make the roll over bar it is also important the angle and radius is correct so it allways falls in this tip down position.

see if you can find some photos of a "bugle" anchor on the net for comparison.
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Thanks atoll, I'll do that.
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just uploading some photos of one of mine that i built and i know work well in all but very hard flat seabed.
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Re: Unique anchor thread

Dang Matt... That's pretty cool... I'll bet with your mods, you have yourself a pretty good hook for the price of entertaining yourself....
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Re: Unique anchor thread

90 kg bugle type anchor,used for the last 12 years on nearly 2 circumnavigations.
just back from galvanizing.
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Re: Unique anchor thread

Did you consider adding the un-fouling slot like a certain popular brand beginning with "M"? Of course, you're not making the thing for commercial gain,, so personal use only....any follow-on marketing benefits for that company due to exposure of "their" feature are completely incidental......
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Exaclty, no comercial gain means no worries from lawyers.
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Atoll, I might have one that looks just like yours. Give me a few days....
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Matt, GOOD FOR YOU!! I don't own quality machining & welding tools so I restrict what I do but I do try hard to build my own stuff. My only suggestion is to be sure the pointed end is sharp. I HOPE YOUR PROJECT WORKS OUT WELL!!!

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Atoll, I might have one that looks just like yours. Give me a few days....
the angles are very important for it to work properly.
i built a 1:1 scale plywood mockup of mine before i started cutting.
they have been fantastic anchors and very rarely drag,set immediatly.

important thing is that it rolls over,and the "angle of attack" at the tip is correct.
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Dude....

I want a cut for this .... You need to call it the MATTSON
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Which one? LOL
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