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BarryM

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Anchor Identification
« on: October 08, 2012, 06:59:37 PM »

Can anyone oblige by identifying this stockless anchor? It's not a Hall. I thought of Byers but the head profile is wrong. An old Baldt? I've combed the web but so far have not found a match. Any help appreciated.

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Re: Anchor Identification
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 07:58:13 PM »

http://www.sotra.net/index.php?mapping=60

How about the Gruson?

it appears pretty similar in most views
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Re: Anchor Identification
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 08:15:45 PM »

I don't see that as a Gruson. Have a look at this view.

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Re: Anchor Identification
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 08:38:32 PM »

Mmm, assuming 3" deck planks it's going to be a small 80-100 kg one and the construction detail at this size may be slightly different to large models.
The alignment of the flukes and tripping plates seems inline which is a feature of the Gruson. The balance band appears bolted so is either an extra or to allow for adjustment due to casting differences on smaller castings.

An interesting post tho.

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Re: Anchor Identification
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 09:44:24 PM »

Barry...as the prototype of your model was built by and for a shipyard owner, is it not feasible that "the Owner" would know where to get a casting of an anchor made....relatively cheaply and much to the casting firms own design? BY.
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Re: Anchor Identification
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 02:50:16 PM »

I have scan ned and copied to you a set of drawings used by the Admiralty for moorings and it has a plan view of a 4t standard Byers anchor, they had tripping palms as in your pic. The gravity band on the anchor in question is adjustable to allow for castings etc and is only fitted if the anchor has to be lifted other than by the anchor chain. I have a pic of one of these anchors coming over the apron of a Sal so when I find it I will upload it for you.


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BarryM

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Re: Anchor Identification
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 05:53:23 PM »

To me it appears to be Byers from the tripping palms upwards but below that it's like nothing I can identify. This anchor is (probably) over a hundred years old and only a wee one.  I suspect that Bryan is right (again) and it and its mate are obscure bitsas. A bit of Byers and a bit of something else. Whatever it is, its a job for a pattern and cast session.

Thanks to all who replied for their suggestions..

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Re: Anchor Identification
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 03:43:35 PM »

Its a "Baldt  stockless anchor"  the  difference between  the Byers  and the  Baldt is in the  flukes.
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Re: Anchor Identification
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 04:43:37 PM »

Bowwave,

Below the palms it's nothing like any Baldt that I can find a picture of. This one has just a large lump of metal; Baldt and Byers have 'pockets'.  Sorry.

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Re: Anchor Identification
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2012, 06:01:28 PM »

As an interest what sort of boat is it of.
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Re: Anchor Identification
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2012, 08:02:17 PM »

An old one!  %)    Part of a long-term project which I will post on here when it's done.

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Re: Anchor Identification
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2012, 07:38:07 PM »

There seems to be yet another lost post somewhere......at least on my screen.
I'd never really considered the problems of connecting two wires with eyes together. In more usual "mainstream" work the two eyes could be simply shackled together....but if the joining shackle is in danger of being "snagged" for whatever reason, then this shackle is both ingenious and simple. So thanks for the replies and explanation. I'm sure BarryM will be equally pleased to get me off his back on this subject! BY.
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Re: Anchor Identification
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2012, 07:42:26 PM »

Bryan,

Cut down on the Laughing Cavalier! You're on the wrong post.

Cheers,

Barry M

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