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Old 30-09-2019, 03:36   #1
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Achor weight

A few times recently I have found in a restricted anchorage unable to use as much anchor scope as i'd ideally like. The last couple of times i resorted to using my spare kedge anchor as an anchor weight. It seemed to work well but i wondered if anyone had any thoughts doing this ??
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Get a bigger (new-gen) bower.
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I'm with Mike on this one, go bigger, next gen, and maybe even go and pick up a kellet as well.
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Need a bigger anchor. I prefer the heaviest I can lift manually, assuming sufficient for the boat.

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Get a bigger (new-gen) bower.

My recommendation as well.
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Re: Achor weight

Since we don't know what sort of boat and anchor system the OP has, nor what he considers a "scope that he would ideally like", any suggestion/recommendation is pointless.


It may be that he already has an oversized, new-gen anchor with a lot of heavy chain but that he wants to set a 10:1 scope all the time.
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In situations like that, I've used two anchors set about 90 degrees or so apart. Allows higher scope on each but you swing like you were on short scope. Not ideal but it works.
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We just keep our storm anchor (Mantus 85) on the bow all the time. We have set that sucker with 2/1 scope in 20 knots of wind (to watch an airshow) and watched boats dragging all around us while we didn't move an inch.
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Since we don't know what sort of boat and anchor system the OP has, nor what he considers a "scope that he would ideally like", any suggestion/recommendation is pointless.
Gee Stu. Can't you read between the lines and make unwarranted assumptions like the rest of us?
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Hi all,

many thanks for all the suggestions and helpful comments (apart from comment #6 which was pointless). I think for me as big a new-gen anchor as is practical will be the way I go.
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Hi all,

many thanks for all the suggestions and helpful comments (apart from comment #6 which was pointless). I think for me as big a new-gen anchor as is practical will be the way I go.

So what sort of boat do you have?
What anchor do you currently have?
Is it all chain or chain and rope rode?
If chain/rope, how much chain?
What size chain?


What depth were you anchoring in?


What did you consider ideal scope in that situation?


That said, "as big a new-gen anchor as is practical" is always the way to go and should go without saying.



But we have no way of knowing whether you already have that.
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