Forums » Ask a Question

Use this forum to post your questions to our experts – you need to be logged on to do it (you can register here ), then scroll down to the bottom of this page and click the blue Post Thread words

If you can help answer the question, feel free to post a reply – you need to be logged on to do it (you can register here ), then hit the reply button on the thread.

 

To go back to the experts page click here>>

AuthorMessage
Veggie
Veggie

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:52am

Post Subject: Anchors

Hi Tony. Is there a way of working out the weight of Anchor I need for a Narrowboat, our boat is 70ft and weighed 21 tons when it was craned in. I know that the Anchor needs a length of chain attached before the rope, any advice appreciated.

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:19am

Post Subject: Anchors

Yes there is but it will probably result in an anchor that is far too heavy for you to lift. My advice is to go for about 10m of chain and then an anchor that you can lift and manoeuvre with about half the chain wrapped around it. If you Google anchor size any number of sea-boating sites will explain it all to you, but as I say, you need to keep in mind the need to actually lift the thing. Tony Brooks

Most Read

Newsletter Sign Up

Canal Boat monthly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Like us on Facebook



Follow us on Twitter

Cache: Disabled for this object  Total Queries: 43.  Total Objects: 162.  Total Unserialized: 3. Total Runtime: 0.83 seconds.