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    Posted: 06 April 2016 at 7:19pm
What length of anchor warp would you recommend for fishing the solent and surrounding waters?
Warrior 165 - I'm thinking 150ft, 50m should be sufficient but should I have more?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dkstenson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 April 2016 at 7:48pm
Boat and a half length of chain.
Then let 3 x depth of rope out (Minimum).

So, if you are fishing 75ft, let out 225ft minimum.
If I were fishing 75ft, I would let 250ft Min out as a starting amount and see how it goes.
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I have a 165 and have 100m of anchor rope and 7m of chain.  The 3x depth guidance that Dave gives is a good one.
Boat Name: "Millster", white Warrior 165
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Thanks guys. Will go for the 100m then.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Redduke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2016 at 5:41pm
Hi, my experiece echoes others. I have a quicksilver 640 with 5kg bruce anchor and 5 metres of heavy chain. I carry 100 metres of 12mm warp which is marked off every 5 metres. If im in 50 feet of water, i let out 50 metres of rope, sometimes a bit more if i need to get over a specific spot or the tide is running hard. I was told the 5kg Anchor was not big enough for my boat but with the heavy chain ive not drifted on anchor yet! Doh!

Started off life with 10mm rope which was probably a bit small for my boat. Soon changed to 12mm. Easier on the hands when pulling it in (easier still if im using the buoy to lift the anchor). I would even go up a size but my anchor locker is already pretty full to capacity.

Im rattling on a bit but spare rope and anchor is worthwhile if you can afford money and space. Couple of years back i had to cut loose 30 metres of rope and my anchor. Spoilt a day out as i had to return home early with no anchor

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Get a 210 metre coil which is about the same price as 100M bought by the metre. Then you will have enough to cut off and still keep fishing if you have a spare anchor and chain.
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I agree with all of above.

For what it's worth my bit is........

Do not underestimate the importance of the chain onto the anchor. It is this that keeps the anchor at the correct attack angle and it also acts as a shock absorber as the boat pitches. So, use at least 5m but better is 10m.

As to the rope (warp). On your boat the deciding factor may well be a size that is comfortable to handle. After all, even 10mm nylon will be strong enough but would be a pig to handle. 12mm minimum but 16mm is more easy on the hands.

And, at the risk of stating the obvious.

The 2nd most dangerous thing we do regularly is deploy the anchor. The most dangerous is ......

Recovering it!!!!

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