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Old 08-10-2015, 10:56 PM   #1
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New Anchor for Eric

Was working on the trawler in the boat yard today. On the way to the store I saw this for the first time and had to grab a ladder for a couple of pics. I guess this is a stainless steel kedging Danforth. Immediately thought of Eric.

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Old 08-11-2015, 12:20 AM   #2
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Was working on the trawler in the boat yard today. On the way to the store I saw this for the first time and had to grab a ladder for a couple of pics. I guess this is a stainless steel kedging Danforth. Immediately thought of Eric.

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cool.. the Swiss army knife of anchors!

even has the dudes name welded into it so it can be returned if lost...

looks like it could also double as a grappling hook

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Old 08-11-2015, 03:23 AM   #3
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Nah....that's a Toyoda mate...not stainless either...
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:25 PM   #4
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I think you are going to need a bigger windlass to lift the Toyota stuck on the Danforth.
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:16 PM   #5
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Can't wait to see how Eric will mod it.
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:00 PM   #6
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Hate to disappoint you but this one needs a spot in a landfill.

Ever noticed how skinny the shanks on Danforth anchors are? They need to be such or they won't penetrate the bottom. This thing probably has a tube for shank or it would be crazy heavy. The shank between the Danforth junction and the Kedge junction would have to penetrate the bottom for the Danforth part to do any good methinks. And that shank ain't no knife.

Having said that the darned thing may actuator work in soft mud. It looks like the "designer" of this pretentious anchor probably thought a marriage of a Kedge (good in rocks) and Danforth (good on/in very soft bottoms) would be a "can do all things" anchor.

Interestingly that bend in the Danforth fluke has such a smooth, fair and even bend. The big shank may be quite strong though. Get a shank short enough though and strength comes naturally but this is anything but short.

We've been w/o power after a wind storm for three days. There's a new boat on our float w a Danforth almost as strange as this one .. if it can be called that.
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Eric, agree, land fill is right!
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