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tassie48

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Working anchors question
« on: January 22, 2021, 11:57:21 pm »

Hi crew looking at having a working anchor and chain on my Metinda lll model ,question is how would I get the anchor to drop down , using a drum and motor drive to winch it back aboard may be slow walking it down to anchor up .Worked out how to get the anchor ball up the mast thats all ok, just dropping it down poses a challenge  all help much appreciated tassie48
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Re: Working anchors question
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 11:43:35 am »

I have seen this done but the main problem is inadequate weight of the anchor - metal or lead must be the answer as on real ships the weight of the anchor pulls the chain out. The difficulty on real ships is then to control the speed of run out. When it goes wrong its is extremely dangerous (Google chain run out on US aircraft carrier - there is a video of it going wrong!). Once you get a sufficient length of chain out as well this will also act to pull the rest out.


Good luck


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Re: Working anchors question
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 05:37:55 pm »

Cast a lead pair slightly over size extra long shank and bigger flukes for the extra weight but still scale looking size tassie48
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Re: Working anchors question
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 05:44:36 pm »

Wilfried Dahmen made a nice anchor handling winch, that he used to sell.

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https://www.dahmen.de/article36715-93.html .
https://www.dahmen.de/cat9508.html

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Re: Working anchors question
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2021, 02:57:25 am »

There is a nice few threads on this over on rcgroups.   umi_Ryuzuki posed info on there also.
There was some criticism I saw about folk expecting a "kit" of one type but they got a bg of parts, but when I look at the links myself I can figure out reasonable instructions, and it was fairly well advertised in the first place.
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