75Pound CQR-type galvanized anchor for sale
We're upgrading our anchor
system, and thus, this rarely-used 5-year-old
anchor is available.
It's for sale
mostly because of our not having anywhere to store it aboard.
It's otherwise a very heavy representative of the classic CQR
articulated anchor. The proven shank hinge design allows the anchor to stay
set during wind
or tide changes and - if we had a place to store it aboard!-
this anchor would be useful during a storm. We don't, so it's for sale
This anchor, our secondary, was very rarely used, as can be seen in the
condition of the pointy end of it where it would have to dig in, and of the
edges of the flukes, likewise, each time it was used. Our same-age Delta
55# anchor, by comparison, is rusty nearly entirely, and will become our
secondary anchor. Since we have no place to store it, and this was our
secondary anchor, it's for sale
That said, it's full disclosures time:
This anchor was very rarely deployed. I believe the last time we used this
anchor was three years ago. Since we're full time cruisers (other than our
which is currently happening in Riverside Marina in Ft.
Pierce FL), it was constantly exposed to salt
spray and wash while in the
same position on our anchor rollers on the many thousands of miles of open
sea we traversed during that time, in some cases in very heavy weather
Because we so rarely used it, the joint between the arm and the anchor
became corroded and locked into position. I have no doubt that regular use
would have avoided that problem. A while of un-seizing spray, along with
some leverage, has it free again. Putting it in the water
, setting it and
giving a good pull on the chain might ALSO have freed it, but I wanted you
to know about the history
of this anchor. The un-seizing spray left some
dark residue at the joint area as seen in the pictures. That's not rust.
There are also some small areas of rust, as seen in the pictures as very
dark spots. Those didn't stain our deck
, in the case of the arm, nor our
anchor system, in the case of the joint, so they're pretty minor. However,
they do exist.
I could easily have wire-brushed it and painted it, but I wanted you to see
it in a fully-disclosed condition. You, of course, could do that yourself,
if you wanted it "prettier"
We WILL be doing that (painting it) to our
rusty but entirely functional Delta
when we move it over to the secondary
Since we were going to do our Delta, anyway, I thought, "What the heck. It
won't take long, and it will let us practice, first."
So, we sanded down every single
rust spot to bare metal, lightly sanded the
entire thing, and used Rustoleum's Cold Galvanizing spray on it for many
coats. They claim up to 3 years' protection in any weather
I stand by my original statements about the anchor - but you get a prettier,
regalvanized one in the same price
, and you know the history
. The photo
link below shows you, up close and personal, all the places which used to
have rust spots, as well as overall views, both before the galvanizing spray
Other than the above, I expect this anchor to be in perfect condition, as
it's never been stressed. The real thing (made by Lewmar) sells for about
$1900, with deals available down to about $1200 if you look hard enough.
Clones (such as this one) sell for substantially less. Take this one off my
hands in Riverside Marina in Fort Pierce, FL, for only $300. Or, arrange
your own shipping
to someplace else. I'll put it on a pallet for you for
company to pick up after receiving your payment. If you're
not local, buy with confidence. A quick Google
search for my name and our
boat's name will show you that we're very visible in the boating
and thus unable to "hide" if we thought to misrepresent or run off with your
before you arranged pickup
This link Pictures: Flying Pig Refit 2011/Anchor System Refit/75lb CQR For Sale
will take you to the pictures of
this anchor. This link is just part of my overall gallery, if you'd care to
go exploring otherwise. Clicking any of the thumbnails will allow you to
see the original size, or steps in between, of these photos.
Call me at 770-887-0397 or write to me at skipgundlach (all one word) at
gmail dot com to come see this anchor.
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