Anchor connectors - how does the search thingy work?

MoodySabre

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I know that there was a thread on this subject recently -here or Scutt. Can I find it with the search 'facility'? NO. Let's hope this is on the list for improvement. Anybody know how to find it Please.
 

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You'll have several possibilities:

This one:
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Or this one; (simple, cheap and efficient)

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or try:

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An acquaintance of ours had to hire a diver to retrieve his anchor when the (new) connector failed. I wouldn't give houseroom to one unless I had a specific need for the anchor to rotate freely, and manage perfectly well with a shackle on my 34'er with a 45lb CQR.
 

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Where do you get those from?

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Hi Davel,

This is a very classical Toggle you can find by any rigging company.
Be sure to select one size bigger than your chain ie: 12 mm (diameter of both axis) for a 10 m chain..
 

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Alain I'm surprised /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif Your anchor only held on by a small cotter pin. Why don't you have a bolt (thru the anchor end) that can't be twisted and sheared off ?
 

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Alain I'm surprised /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif Your anchor only held on by a small cotter pin. Why don't you have a bolt (thru the anchor end) that can't be twisted and sheared off ?

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Hi Gmac! a Nyloc one?? What a WONDERFUL idea (this idea had alredy been suggested by another boat ( a kiwi one named "Deep blue"!)..
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I have to think about it!!.. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

OOPPSS.. Sorry I can't do that as I don't have any more decision in the new company which did buy SPADE!.. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
 

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Nyloc and Deep Blue. Doesn't that just keep popping up /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif I wish people would read the actual MSA report before commenting on that one.

No, I mean what happens when/if your anchor gets stuck in/on something and you get a strong sideways pull? The cotter pins just don't seem strong enough to take a good load like that. Obviously it will not happen much, probably very very rarely but what would happen if it does, surely a bolt would be a safer option. Using a Nyloc is optional /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 
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