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    Default Anchor thread - which is most likely to fall off your boat?

    Following the ferry incident, I wondered if I would be more at risk of losing my old CQR (copy I think) than a new generation anchor. Discuss

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    Default Re: Anchor thread - which is most likely to fall off your boat?

    I suspect that you're more at risk of losing your marbles

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    Default Re: Anchor thread - which is most likely to fall off your boat?

    The wibbly bit of a very worn CQR (or more likely, sloppily-made CQR copy) can apparently fall off in rare cases. Otherwise I think they're all, old and new, much of a muchness in falling-off-ability.

    Pete

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    Default Re: Anchor thread - which is most likely to fall off your boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by stingo View Post
    I suspect that you're more at risk of losing your marbles
    No, I think most people's toe rails would keep marbles quite nicely on board.

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    Default Re: Anchor thread - which is most likely to fall off your boat?

    When in the Solent in a Very Grand Marina I saw several stainless steel sculptures in the shape of anchors which looked as if they might very well ‘fall off’ into a passing RIB en route to a boat jumble.

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    Default Re: Anchor thread - which is most likely to fall off your boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by scrambledegg View Post
    No, I think most people's toe rails would keep marbles quite nicely on board.
    Can you still buy bags of marbles? I remember finding them in my Gran's garden, presumably ones Dad lost.

    Still love the shapes that were inside them.

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    Default Re: Anchor thread - which is most likely to fall off your boat?

    Yes. If you anchor at Iken Cliff on the Alde above Aldeburgh and take the dinghy up to Snape Maltings for a concert you will find bags of marbles for sale in the Gifte Shoppe.

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    Default Re: Anchor thread - which is most likely to fall off your boat?

    I bought a Rocna a good few years back to replace the CQR which had been the root cause of loosing one too many nights sleep. The CQR was secured to the foredeck as a “spare” for the rest of the season, remaining there when we went into the marina for the winter. Inevitably, I lost interest in making sure it was still lashed in place. During a particularly windy night, it vanished. Given that it was a CQR and that no one in their right minds was venturing above deck that night, it’s loss has been recorded as “blown overboard”.

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    Default Re: Anchor thread - which is most likely to fall off your boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by duncan99210 View Post
    Given that it was a CQR and that no one in their right minds was venturing above deck that night, it’s loss has been recorded as “blown overboard”.
    It managed to drag even in a marina?

    Pete

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    Default Re: Anchor thread - which is most likely to fall off your boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by PhillM View Post
    Following the ferry incident, I wondered if I would be more at risk of losing my old CQR.....
    If you're lucky. Then you could get one that actually works

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