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Old 03-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #21
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RE: Your dinghy's anchor, or not

For me, going out on any type of boat without an anchor is forbidden!* We carry a small 8 lb danforth with 6 ft. of chain in our dinghy.* Plus 50 feet of line.* Here is the reason:* we've been in situations where the small 4 HP motor might quit, and the current was around 3 knots.* Had the motor quit for any reason we would have been swept to sea in a matter of minutes.* Throwing out the anchor, chain, and 50 feet of line we can stay put while I call for help on the VHF instead of being swept out to sea.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:00 PM   #22
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Don't know if what we use is the same as the "folding grapnel" anchor others have talked about here. This is what we use. I've not tried it as a "real" anchor, only as a beach anchor. Is this the same or similar to what Hollywood, Jennifer, Dave, etc. have been talking about?

*Yes sir... that is the one... takes little space.. easy on soft parts... holds ok..

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Old 03-18-2012, 08:19 PM   #23
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Your dinghy's anchor, or not

12 lb. Danforth style with 75' line always*under front deck of 14 foot 8 inch Crestliner Stinger tow behind... with 50 HP Johnson O/B.


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Old 03-18-2012, 08:34 PM   #24
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Don't know if what we use is the same as the "folding grapnel" anchor others have talked about here. This is what we use. I've not tried it as a "real" anchor, only as a beach anchor. Is this the same or similar to what Hollywood, Jennifer, Dave, etc. have been talking about?

*Yes sir... that is the one... takes little space.. easy on soft parts... holds ok..

HOLLYWOOD

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Don't know if what we use is the same as the "folding grapnel" anchor others have talked about here. This is what we use. I've not tried it as a "real" anchor, only as a beach anchor. Is this the same or similar to what Hollywood, Jennifer, Dave, etc. have been talking about?

*Dat be da self same ting.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:45 PM   #26
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Thanks to Dave, Hollywood, et all for confirming the dinghy anchor they're using. The one thing that never occurred to me with this "tiny anchor for a tiny boat" is that it would benefit from a length of chain on it, just like a bigger anchor. I'll have to add that at some point.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #27
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We carry a folding grapnel for beaching. Easy to stow.

That's what I carry also.* I made a canvas drawstring bag with handle for it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #28
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For me, going out on any type of boat without an anchor is forbidden!* .....................

*Throwing out the anchor, chain, and 50 feet of line we can stay put while I call for help on the VHF instead of being swept out to sea.

That makes good sense.* And yet, anchors are not required safety equipment on boats.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #29
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For me, going out on any type of boat without an anchor is forbidden!* .....................

*Throwing out the anchor, chain, and 50 feet of line we can stay put while I call for help on the VHF instead of being swept out to sea.

That makes good sense.* And yet, anchors are not required safety equipment on boats.*
Guys I agree with you - - > Always have anchor available, it makes good sence!

I have found that only very occasionally, but surely being very useful in some instances*of emergency, an anchor has suddenly been needed to play a strong part in helping to solve a problem.* It is always good to have for general use anyway.* If there were no way to lock a car or truck in position, i.e. automatic transmission parking gear, standard trany 1st or reverse gears, or simply a good emergency brake... chaos would occur.* Well... a boat usually need not an anchor for an emergency, and we park our boats with dock lines, mooring lines or anchor lines/chain... but... when an anchor suddenly/unexpectedly does become needed there had better be one aboard!* In my opinion, it should be a rule that any craft (lets say longer than 13 feet) should at least have some sort of anchor aboard.

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Your dinghy's anchor, or not

I don't carry one. I have never had use for it. Where I boat the beaches are steep and the tide*really go's out (We have some of the largest tides in the world. Second only to bay of Fundy Nova Scotia)

I anchored on a steep beach once and went berry picking.

Got back to a dink anchored about 20 ft from shore. (There is a boner for you)

I just carry a 200 ft painter. (Yellow Polly)**Hike up about a mile to shore and tie to a tree or rock above high tide.

I don't like to drag the dink over* rocks so I drag a long line instead.

I never woried about getting swept to sea as inflatables are kind of hard to sink. Secondary propulsion.*Oar's/Sail*I always carry my portable VHF. I don't fish out of the dink. (*Hooks = holes)

Some think it is a safety issue. *I just can't see where.

If I am in the dink I am either headed to shore. To the boat, or the boat is headed to the bottom.

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I don't carry one. I have never had use for it. Where I boat the beaches are steep and the tide*really go's out (We have some of the largest tides in the world. Second only to bay of Fundy Nova Scotia)

I anchored on a steep beach once and went berry picking.

Got back to a dink anchored about 20 ft from shore. (There is a boner for you)

I just carry a 200 ft painter. (Yellow Polly)**Hike up about a mile to shore and tie to a tree or rock above high tide.

I don't like to drag the dink over* rocks so I drag a long line instead.

I never woried about getting swept to sea as inflatables are kind of hard to sink. Secondary propulsion.*Oar's/Sail*I always carry my portable VHF. I don't fish out of the dink. (*Hooks = holes)

Some think it is a safety issue. *I just can't see where.

If I am in the dink I am either headed to shore. To the boat, or the boat is headed to the bottom.

SD*

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*I hear ya, but maybe it depends on where you are...* When I said "swept to sea" I literally meant that by the time we had contacted someone we would have been in the ocean.* Oars would have gotten us to shore somewhere else, not where out boat was.* In a Georgia river where the current is raging out at 2-3 knots, an anchor in your dinghy is a prudent thing to have on board.
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RE: Your dinghy's anchor, or not

We too carry a small folding grapnel, as pictured.** Never used it to actually anchor the dingbat but for shore duty it works well.

Particularily when running a shore tie, my wife can simply toss it ashore and the dinghy will not drift* away and no need to deal with two lines,* the bat line and the shore line.
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*I hear ya, but maybe it depends on where you are...* When I said "swept to sea" I literally meant that by the time we had contacted someone we would have been in the ocean.* Oars would have gotten us to shore somewhere else, not where out boat was.* In a Georgia river where the current is raging out at 2-3 knots, an anchor in your dinghy is a prudent thing to have on board.

*You are totally right I thought obout that after I posted. It really does depend on where you boat.

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