Anchor chain position

Discussion in 'Stability' started by valvebounce, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    Hi,the boats I have are quite light in weight,(3 persons to lift them)
    I am no spring chicken and have a job pulling the anchor out of heavy mud.
    What my question is,is,could I attach the anchor chain to the bottom of the anchor and still achieve laying it flat.Could I then attach the anchor rope to the bottom of the anchor and run it through a cable tie at the top eye of the anchor?
    The idea is to snap the cable tie and pull the anchor from the bottom eye instead of the top,thus pulling the anchor out of the mud backwards.
    It does seem unconventional I know,but I would like some experienced views
    on the possibilities.
    "V"
     
  2. cmckesson
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    cmckesson Naval Architect

    Actually, this is a method recommended in some older books.

    Basically, shackle the chain at the bottom of the anchor, and then seize it at the normal location with something easily broken.

    Not suitable for use in a reversing current, as the reversal might break the seizing and trip the hook, rather than resetting it as would normally happen.
     
  3. valvebounce
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    valvebounce Senior Member

    Thanks CM,so,shackle the chain and not the rope,sounds feasible,thanks.
    That way I can use the motor to pull it free.
    A couple of the estuaries I fish bury the anchor in silt and mud,and it's quite a task to free the anchor sometimes.
    Have you come across the method--chain-anchor then rope.The chain being attached to the bottom eye of the anchor only?
     
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