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25-11-2009, 07:53 PM
Hi all,

Have a 4.15m horizon tinny. Space is limited so i am going to buy a stainless folding anchor. Question is 1.5kg or 2.5kg?

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26-11-2009, 01:13 PM
never been a real fan of those, but I guess to answer your question, go the bigger one, always better to have more holding power than less.

26-11-2009, 01:49 PM
Good luck! As Noelm says, go bigger. Not that I've even see one that works - they might be ok for rubber duckies or jet skis -- but boats???

26-11-2009, 06:51 PM
Mate, that is not much more than a yak pick. I have had several tinnies in the 3.9 to 4.3 range and after trial and error always used nothing less than 4kg (reef or sand pick) with at least a couple of metres of chain.

Last thing you need is to drag when you are onto them!

06-02-2010, 01:32 PM
hi all, just thought I'd throw it out there. I ended up buying a gal dipped anchor and it works fine in the mud and gravel. 4m+ of run and not a drama yet. Havent tried sand yet and probably still wouldnt trust it as an overnight anchor. Just in case


06-02-2010, 04:56 PM
thats a dear anchore to lose

06-02-2010, 06:06 PM
thats a dear anchore to lose

Newbie dumb question time.... um, er, how often would you loose an anchor??

I cant imagine how unless you are using it on reefs... and then its supposed to be a reef type... or am I missing an obvious point?

And now I have no doubt jinxed myself.... :)