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- 06/05/2012 at 9:39 pm #4441
Kitting out for sea cruising. Have Danforth anchor on 2m of 6mm galvanised steel chain. Looking to buy anchor warp. Thinking of 30metres of three strand nylon in a dark colour. All thicknesses available but 10mm seems about right.
Views on these plans appreciated – type, length, thickness etc. Also, anywhere particularly cheap?
W900206/05/2012 at 9:45 pm #10820SwiebertjeParticipant
Consensus seems to be that your warp needs to be 5 times the depth to safely anchor for a prolonged period. So what is the deepest you intend to anchor?07/05/2012 at 7:15 pm #10824
Just below low water on a beach so maybe 6m maximum – hence thinking 30m.
Trevor08/05/2012 at 4:19 pm #10827
Particularly interested in the thickness of warp people are using08/05/2012 at 5:27 pm #10828Jonathan JenkinsMember
Maybe check out this thread if you’ve not done so already –
I’ve finally got round to upgrading – I went for 50m of 8mm 3 strand nylon plus 4m of 6mm chain and a new Bruce 2.5kg anchor. Not used it yet but hope to be trying it out very soon.
Jonathan08/05/2012 at 6:11 pm #10831SwiebertjeParticipant
– 25 meter 8 mm 3 strand nylon on a drum.
– 5 meter chain
– Aluminium Fortress anchor.
I have used this combination many times over the last ten years and and I still love the low weight of it.
The weight of the anchor is not important, but the weight of the chain is. Check how the anchor digs in. This can be easily be tested on a beach or in a sandpit. Pull the anchor horizontally with a rope and see how it behaves in the sand. This was how the different behaviour of various types of anchors was demonstrated at the rally conference.
Instead of a chain a weight, a couple of feet away from the anchor works well too. Such a weight, like a chain, ensures the anchor is pulled parallel to the sea floor at all times.08/05/2012 at 6:37 pm #10834Dave BarkerKeymaster
I would go for 8mm nylon – in fact I have done. I’ve actually got a 220m roll of the stuff (white) as it was cheaper like that, but only if I sell some, so if anyone wants some I can probably oblige.09/05/2012 at 10:12 am #10842
Sorry Dave – decided to go of a dark colour – 8mm seems like the job and 30metres for my purposes – thanks guys
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