Livingaboard: Anchors and Rode
Okay, so I bought one of those foldable anchors, I believe it’s called a danforth anchor.
I also bought 21ft, or 6m of galvinized chain rated for 1900lb or 862kg.
even though the anchor it’s rated to 216kg it doesn’t set well even if I drag it across river’s beach sand, so I have to manually set it, and put a very heavy rock on it to make it hold. Admitedly I haven’t had a chance to test out anchoring the 110kg ferrocement dinghy on the water, since someone took it for a joyride and made it holy, tied it upriver, I manged to bail it out, and get it to a beach yesterday, and I just finished repairs today.
Also I bought 12m or 40ft of rode, though unfortunately, someone decided to snip of about 20ft of it yesterday night, they also took the quick-link… so I’m considering going all chain, and probably getting some kind of lock instead of a quick-link.
here is a video I took today, includes the anchor, the rode, chain, dinghy, amongst a few other related things. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwyvpN-_Yuk
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be a good submersible lock or more permanent anchor-link which is harder/impossible for random passerby’s to steal?