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    Default 'New' anchor

    Well, new to me anyway. I saw this method of mooring our river-boat in India recently and spent a pleasant 20 minutes watching the lads doing it.


    A stout wooden post was carried out to the desired spot and a loop in the line from the boat put over it. The post was then buried horizontally in the sandy silt, normal to the direction of the line. Two similar posts were hammered in at an angle to secure the first post, as shown in the photo. Two other lines were secured in other directions, each to a single post. This seemed to work well in the strong current, though we were out of the main stream on each of the seven or so nights we moored this way. Nevertheless, an anchor watch was always kept.

    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Default Re: 'New' anchor

    Thanks for sharing.
    Three wooden posts. The floating anchor does exist .

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    I'm glad you enjoyed it. This is the context:

    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Default Re: 'New' anchor

    I guess this method might work in East Coast mud!

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    The principle seems similar to an ice-climber's 'Deadman'.....

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e...24.PiOfjzk1Za4


    I wonder which came first?

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    Default Re: 'New' anchor

    Looks more like an ice-axe belay to me. Whereas the deadman is more of a snow version of an anchor.

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    Default Re: 'New' anchor

    I think that I will stick with my metal anchor and chain / rope for anchoring. Seems so much easier imho.

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    Default Re: 'New' anchor

    That was pretty much the most reliable method* I found of setting my CQR until I finally worked out 'the technique.'**


    *dig a big hole, throw in the anchor and backfill.


    **dig a very big hole, throw in the anchor and backfill. (Only joking.)
    Last edited by SAPurdie; 09-02-19 at 22:51.

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    A very brave skipper could try this for a laugh: https://www.climbing.com/skills/lear...ollard-anchor/

    Maybe with chain and the right sort of bottom you could dis/prove all those theories about chain not really needing anchors...

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    As it's Sunday.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLxZEU02uI

    Atheists - don't bother.

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