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Spare anchor stowage...

Under the NZ Cat 1 offshore rules we have to have a spare anchor.  That is OK as I intended to have one anyway as a stern anchor.   The problem was that they are bulky and I needed to find somewhere to stow it.

Problem was solved by getting a 15kg Rocna anchor which is demountable.   Only takes a few seconds to assemble.  It fitted nicely under the shelves in the aft starboard lazerette.  The chain for it will be stowed in the space up forward for the main bow anchor.  The rope will also double for the parachute anchor.

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Reader Comments (2)

Warren, you cant have too many anchors on a cruising boat. On my 26ft Tiki, I had 3 plus a small one for the dinghy. I used them all too. Get a Fortress or similar in addition to what you have already. Dont forget bridle setup fore and aft as well, have spare bridles too. Anchoring technique is like a religion amongst serious cruisers.

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan

Totally agree with you Dan. Anchoring is so critical and yet I am still amazed by the number of cruising boats I see with grossly under sized anchors. Yes, I am setting up a bridle arrangement. How did you do your one?

I have got two Rocna anchors. One is a 25kg and the other a dismountable 15kg.

October 20, 2010 | Registered CommenterWarren Matthews

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