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Old 07-29-2019, 10:14 AM   #1
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Hello hello, I found this item on a recently purchased trawler and did not find its usage yet. It was located on the anchor post in front of the trawler. I was wondering if someone could tell us what it is and what we should use it for... Sorry for our ignorance !
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:20 AM   #2
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My guess is that it is for retrieving a stuck anchor. Slide the loop over the anchor rode, attach a line to it and let it slide down the rode. Take the attached rope and pull the anchor backwards using your dinghy. Of course, I could be wrong...

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I would have guessed that it was designed to slide down the rode of a stuck anchor with a line attached to the small loop. Then pulling the line would help pull out a stuck anchor.

But I'd think you needed a break in the large loop to get it on the rode for that to work. So I guess I'm not much help.

Edited - woops, Montenido beat me to it.
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My guess is that it is for retrieving a stuck anchor. Slide the loop over the anchor rode, attach a line to it and let it slide down the rode. Take the attached rope and pull the anchor backwards using your dinghy. Of course, I could be wrong...

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Makes sense! Thanks for your input Bill. Our new Rocna anchor has an attachement point on it for a buoyed retrieval line so I guess this piece of XYZ stainless is good for our home museum .
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I think I understand how it works. You feed the line through it and lock it off. Attach a body with a short line to the round hole. Then drive around the anchor and pull it out like the pic below.



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Hopefully there is not to many anchored boat around when doing this maneuver !
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Hopefully there is not to many anchored boat around when doing this maneuver !



Yeah. Have to wait it out until everyone moves.
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This is a dangerous maneuver, especially in a smaller boat.
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Interesting.
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The problem using that item as a deanchoring device is that you would have to pass the entire rode through it before you could send it down to the anchor. We use a 25 ton shackle. You can unscrew the pin and put the shackle around the rode. When you drop it it will definitely go to the bottom since it weighs about 15 pounds. After you feel it work itís way to the crown of the anchor you pull out the fouled anchor in the direction it was initially set.
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This is a dangerous maneuver, especially in a smaller boat.



Yes, I would consider it a last-ditch effort before cutting the anchor free.
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Seems like it would be a pain to deploy after the anchor was launched.
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:19 PM   #13
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Agree that it looks like part of an anchor ball retrieval system. Maybe the PO intended to put it on from the bitter end.
On the east coast they have been around for years for boats anchored on tuna grounds in several hundred feet of water. Although all that I have seen have an opening to pass over the rode then clips closed when a float is added. You need a lot of room to use one correctly. Not something one would see in a typical cruiser anchorage.
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No idea what it is but it looks like a good one. There is a company called XYZ MarineSupplies but I didnít see it on their website.

The anchor retrieval system discussed requires a split ring and a buoy. I sold a bunch of them but only saw one in use once.

I was on a large sport Fisher in a tournament. We needed to anchor in several places and not waste time. At the first spot the Captain dropped the anchor in the normal manner. When it was time to move he used the split ring and buoy to get the anchor to the surface. He didnít bother to bring it in, just towed it behind the boat. When we got to the next spot, he stopped the boat,The anchor sank, And we fished.
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Looms a bit like what we called a 8 in free climbing:

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We have used the heavy shackle to deanchor boats many times in the past. Lots of times in training and a few times in real life. If can be dangerous if not done correctly. But it does really work well if someone canít retrieve their anchor. But you do need something that you can put around the anchor rode in the middle so a shackle works well. The device in the first post will not work in this application unless you take the bitter end of the anchor rode and run it through the device. That is not practical in a deanchoring evolution.
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Here is a website that sells it.........
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Wow, you found one, impressive !
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Thanks for posting that. I was half correct in my analysis.
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