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    Got to the boat today and got some things done, One of my things on the to do list was to check out the anchor. I'm not a trusting guy and like to tie to a bouy for the night, not a big fan of trusting the anchor. What I found on the anchor was SLCLAW 20 kgs, I'm assuming that this is a 20 KG anchor,

    My question is, IF set right is this enough anchor for a Bayliner 3870.

    Call me chicken if you will but this is one place that I think OVERKILL would be a good thing.

    Thanks

    Mike

    #2
    I have a 43# Bruce on my 38xx which is about the same weight as your anchor. Its overkill but I like it that way. Held in a 140 mph blow.

    Doug
    Started boating 1955
    Number of boats owned 32
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    2655
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    2850
    3870 presently owned
    Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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      #3
      There is no such thing as overkill when considering an anchor. Bigger is better, and lots of chain is good!
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        #4
        Like this only 20KG?


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          #5
          reel time wrote:
          Got to the boat today and got some things done, One of my things on the to do list was to check out the anchor. I'm not a trusting guy and like to tie to a bouy for the night, not a big fan of trusting the anchor. What I found on the anchor was SLCLAW 20 kgs, I'm assuming that this is a 20 KG anchor,

          My question is, IF set right is this enough anchor for a Bayliner 3870.

          Call me chicken if you will but this is one place that I think OVERKILL would be a good thing.

          Thanks

          Mike
          The 20K claw anchor is common for that boat. Is it the best anchor? There are many opinions on that, and many anchor performance reviews to consult. Much of this has been covered by previous threads, and worth a look. I just went through the process of research and have settled on a 20kg Delta Fast Set. It is actually rated for a larger vessel (50') but I believe that more is better if your windlass can handle it. I'm using a 16kg CQR as a backup anchor, as it was originally my #1.

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            #6
            Is this anchor overkill or just enough, I guess that's more of what my question is. I have over 100"' of chain. Wingless your anchor looks just like mine, except for the 20 kg part.

            Thanks

            Mike

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              #7
              Properly set, with reasonable scope, in a good holding bottom, that is plenty of anchor for your boat.

              See how many variables there are? Your boat will not be able to carry an anchor big enough to ignore all three conditions.

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                #8
                Personally I think you're fine with that anchor for your 38' boat.

                The other part of the equation is your rode.

                On our smaller boats we always carries 50' of chain and 600' of rode.

                On our 4788 we had 100' of chain and 600' of rode put on. We use a 30 kg bruce type anchor.

                KEVIN SANDERS
                4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                where are we right now​​​​​​???​

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                  #9
                  I would always trust my anchor and chain over an unknown buoy, unless my anchor was too light.
                  Started boating 1965
                  Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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                    #10
                    I think you'll be fine, Mike. Learning how to properly set it is the key.

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                      #11
                      Weight of your boat / 500 = minimum lbs anchor

                      is a general rule I was taught
                      Geoff & Jen
                      Shocking Lesson
                      1986 3870
                      Hino 175's

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                        #12
                        dmcb, "a 140mph blow". Where the hell was that-hurricane in Florida?

                        Machog
                        1996 4087 Lazy Days
                        2011 11’ West Marine Rib 350 Lazy Mac
                        2011 Porsche Cayman
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                          #13
                          Nice boat its the same model and year as ours. We use 25k CQR with 200 ft of chain and 400 ft of rope. we anchor all the time and sometimes in pretty foul weather. touch wood we have never dragged or slipped.

                          Ken

                          1985 3870

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