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Old 03-31-2013, 12:12 AM
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Nylon vs Polypropylene

Hey guys. I bought a box anchor and don't want to lose her. Which type of rope do you use for your anchor? And is there any sort or minimum width I should get?

I guess while I'm at it I might as well ask what type of knot you guys use?

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Old 03-31-2013, 12:28 AM
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Of those two materials - nylon.

If you have access to it - amsteel/dyneema etc. are pretty nice.

Knots - if you are doing an anchor i'd get a line with a spliced in ferrule end, then use a clevis.

If not that then you'd want to do something like a figure of 8 and burn whip the tag end.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:44 AM
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I believe they say 3/8 for boats up to 26ft as a guide. You should base it upon the weight of your boat and the conditions you will encounter; 3/8 will most likely do the job and not be too big. An anchor line with factory eye-spliced with a thimble is nice.

Example: http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...6#.UVfJvRw3t8E

You should attach the anchor to the rope with a shackle. Don't forget to use the safety wire.

Example: http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...3#.UVfKRBw3t8E

If using a knot, I would use the anchor knot: https://www.google.com/search?q=anch...D7%3B500%3B289

They say the scope for a box anchor is 2:1 (50ft of depth = 100ft rope). Although I have had good luck with such scope using the box anchor, I still carry 100ft of rope even though I only anchor in shallow water (In deeper water I just drift). Higher scope only helps.

Honestly, at this point I mostly just use the 50ft anchor buddy. I mainly seek shallow (somewhat) protected coves to anchor in.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:44 AM
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You are going to love the box anchor. They are great. I swear by mine.

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Hey guys. I bought a box anchor and don't want to lose her. Which type of rope do you use for your anchor? And is there any sort or minimum width I should get?

I guess while I'm at it I might as well ask what type of knot you guys use?
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:19 AM
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After using anchors like this as a kid, I have come to appreciate a good anchor.

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:57 AM
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From the same place that makes the anchor.

http://www.slideanchor.com/Hlm_ShopI...b-1afb6b4b1033
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:03 PM
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After using anchors like this as a kid, I have come to appreciate a good anchor.

Those look like the anchors I made for my first slalom course back in "62". Worked well for the bouys, but the fishermen kept snagging the line and dragging them out of position.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:04 PM
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Looking for new anchor line myself. I got a new anchor from my daughter for Christmas with a 50 foot 1/4" line.

The problem is the last anchor was lost because we had a 50 foot line and threw the anchor in where it was 60' plus deep.
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Looking for new anchor line myself. I got a new anchor from my daughter for Christmas with a 50 foot 1/4" line.

The problem is the last anchor was lost because we had a 50 foot line and threw the anchor in where it was 60' plus deep.
Oops............................bye bye anchor
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:42 PM
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Looking for new anchor line myself. I got a new anchor from my daughter for Christmas with a 50 foot 1/4" line.

The problem is the last anchor was lost because we had a 50 foot line and threw the anchor in where it was 60' plus deep.
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Oops............................bye bye anchor
Forget to tie off the anchor line before throwing the anchor over board? Or did the 1/4 line snap?
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