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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.


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

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