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Old 22-06-2013, 13:02   #16
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Re: Shipping an Anchor

I have a Lewmar Delta (22lb I think) advertised here somewhere that I would like to ship to someone. I am willing to use any carrier if I have to and I am willing to wrap it in anything you want also (within reason).
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Old 22-06-2013, 13:18   #17
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Re: Shipping an Anchor

I had a Manson Supreme shipped to me from Overton's with no packaging, no wrap, nothing. It arrived looking like it had been dropped hard and dragged along several different concrete floors along the way -- missing galvanizing in several spots.

It pissed me off that they didn't bother to give it a simple 5-cent wrap of corrugated cardboard in the one obvious area where it would take dropping impact. I epoxied the spots because it wasn't worth returning the anchor over. But still, bad idea to ship them naked. You might luck out and get careful handlers, or not. . . .
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Old 22-06-2013, 16:20   #18
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Re: Shipping an Anchor

Re bubble wrapping your anchor:

It really works well for keeping mud off of your anchor. I've found that if you use enough of the wrap the anchor never actually gets down to the mud and always comes up looking great. If you use a really thick wrapping it will float on the surface, thus becoming a sea anchor for storm use.

Bubble wrap is almost as useful as duct tape!


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