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Best anchor type for inland waters

  • 18-12-2019 1:26pm
    Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭

    Hi all, here is my next newbie question. My boat, a 27 ft GRP cruiser, is intended for use on the Shannon system (lakes & rivers & canals). It does not have an anchor. I am bewildered by all the different anchor designs. Any suggestions on the optimal anchor type for this type of underwater terrain would be very welcome. Also, guestimating the boat to have a weight of circa 1400-2000 kg, are particular anchor sizes & weights recommended? Also, for freshwater, is galvanized steel a reasonable choice? :confused:


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,705 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs

    do you have an electric windlass or will you be hauling it up by hand?

  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭deaglan1


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,705 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs

    Plow or fluke would be fairly standard designs. You'll need plenty of chain, but be careful as it will all start to weigh a lot on a relatively small 27ft boat.

    But the weight of dragging it all in by hand will get old very quickly and you might want to figure that into your budget.

  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,327 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b

    I have an 8kg folding grapnel with chain, rope and a bow roller same as this says it's popular with freeman 23 so might be a bit small for you but you are welcome to it if you are willing to pick it up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭deaglan1

    Thanks Fergal ...only the anchor is missing so I will decline your very generous offer.

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