Re: [Amel] Replacement anchor and chain

ianjenkins1946 <>

Hi Dennis, Sorry to hear of your theft in a "secure" marina.Having spent two years in the Caribbean and 7 years circumnavigating South America we are often asked about pirates and robberies, to which the answer is always the same, namely that in 34 years of owning yachts the only pirates we have come across have been on the river Hamble in the UK --and I don't meant the marina operators, but the guys who, more than ten years ago, stole our anchor, then some blocks and finally our fenders! So much for gated pontoons and CCTV and living in a "civilised" country. If you can't locate a Bugel try a Spade--we have used a 30kg Spade for the last ten years , anchoring about 6 months of the year in every sea bottom you can imagine ( and some that you wouldn't want to) and wouldn't leave home without one. Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Spain

Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 20:19:18 +0100
Subject: Re: [Amel] Replacement anchor and chain

You are quite correct, my problem is trying to find someone who
supplies the Bugelanker. No luck so far hence the call for help.
Dennis Woods IL Flauto Magico SM2K 408

On 1 Apr 2011, at 20:01, Anne and John Hollamby wrote:

Hello Dennis,
I managed to recover your Email from my junk mail section. I am not
sure whether you are joking. They used to sell chain and anchors in
Ireland and probably still do. Presumably you still have another
anchor to use after you get a new chain to use until you get
somewhere where you can get a decent anchor. Stainless anchors are
more expensive than galvanised which can be regalvanised as needed
after a few years. The same applies to chain, just make sure that
you get the right gauge of chain for your gypsy. Take the gypsy to
the chandlery and pick a chain which fits all round the gypsy.

Good hunting, John Patrick, Bali Hai,SM 319
----- Original Message -----
From: dennis
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 6:00 PM
Subject: [Amel] Replacement anchor and chain

I recently had my wasi Bugelanker stainless 30kg anchor and 100
metres of chain stolen from my boat in a secure marina here in
Ireland (was advised, I should have kept the chain taught, which
would have forced them to cut, making it , maybe too much trouble !)
Replacing via Amel is very expensive. Does anyone know were i can
get replacements either to Ireland, UK or northern France, many thanks
Dennis Woods IL Flauto Magico SM 2K 408


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