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 Post subject: Re: New Nylon Anchor
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:26 am 
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How much chain are you using on your anchor CGM?

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 Post subject: Re: New Nylon Anchor
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:31 am 
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chrisj wrote:
How much chain are you using on your anchor CGM?


Was thinking of only 1m. Just to keep it a little flatter on the bottom. Will trial it and adjust if required.

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 Post subject: Re: New Nylon Anchor
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:47 pm 
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Plastic chain or metal?

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 Post subject: Re: New Nylon Anchor
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:11 pm 
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The main purpose of the chain is to weigh the anchor down to drag it sideways along the seabed when setting it, so a metal chain is more suitable.

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 Post subject: Re: New Nylon Anchor
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:14 pm 
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Cowsgomoo wrote:
stringy wrote:
Thanks for the link CGM.
I saw the show and thought the same. I will order the 1kg model.
PS-Just got back from South Australia. Had no internet access so have some catching up to do.
Did you end up making contact with those two Americans I just read about who were looking for AI's?


Unfortunately didn't get a chance to catch up. Been very busy the last few weeks. Was bad timing. Not long before the only sunlight I see will be on weekends :cry:

On a lighter note my new anchor turned up today. Looks pretty good. Might get a small length of chain to go with it. Seems you can have any colour you want so long as it's pink....
I'll give it a run over Easter if I can get out. Pretty cool how it rolls over if you put it on it's back or side. Bit like a cat - always lands on it feet. Well right side up anyway.

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Well just thought I'd let you know that my pink anchor arrived today :) :lol:
I hadn't realised why it is pink - until I read the card that came with it, which states "60c from each nylon anchor sale in Australia goes to the cancer research". Nice touch :) :wink:
Now all I have to do is get some chain etc. I don't think I'll go as far as setting up the anchor trolley :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: New Nylon Anchor
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:51 pm 
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Well just thought I'd let you know that my pink anchor arrived today :) :lol:
I hadn't realised why it is pink - until I read the card that came with it, which states "60c from each nylon anchor sale in Australia goes to the cancer research". Nice touch :) :wink:
Now all I have to do is get some chain etc. I don't think I'll go as far as setting up the anchor trolley :roll:


I missed that reason. Sure makes it stand out though. I Walked into the boating shop on the weekend to get some chain and hadn't gone 10ft before the guy behind the counter asked if it was the new cooper anchor.....

I got 1m of chain to see how it goes.

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 Post subject: Re: New Nylon Anchor
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:37 pm 
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Really cool that part of the money goes to cancer research. Glad it explains the color. Now have to pay for shipping to the US.

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 Post subject: Re: New Nylon Anchor
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:07 am 
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Cowsgomoo wrote:
I missed that reason. Sure makes it stand out though. I Walked into the boating shop on the weekend to get some chain and hadn't gone 10ft before the guy behind the counter asked if it was the new cooper anchor.....

I got 1m of chain to see how it goes.

Yeah, same here. I took mine into Bias Boating to get some chain and ended up with all the guys from the shop playing with it - rolling it over and watching it turn upright.
I guess life must get a bit boring in a boat accessories shop.

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 Post subject: Re: New Nylon Anchor
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:14 am 
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So how many with the new anchors have given them a run?

I tried mine on the weekend. It didn't really like the soft mud but I did find a plastic bag fouled on it when I brought it back up. However in the sand it dug in much quicker than the folding jobbie I used at Christmas and held well.

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