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    What Size Anchor on a 3888?

    Hi Guys, I have been looking over my anchor on my 3888 and feel that a 15 lb plow is just not enough. It is on 200 ft of chain which helps but feel it is still too light. I am thinking of picking up a Delta and am wondering what size/weight I should be looking for? What are you guys running on your boats and are you happy with it? Thanks
    P/C Bob Hicks JN
    Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
    Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
    Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
    Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
    Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

    #2
    45# (20kg) Rocna Vulcan, 250 feet of all chain rode, works very well on the 38, fits nicely in the pulpit.

    James
    1989 Bayliner 3888, 175 Hinos,
    Hurth 630's Onan 8kw MDKD
    Lowrance Electronics!
    MMSI
    316030379
    VHF
    CFA 2587
    Boating on Georgian Bay
    Currently on the Great Loop

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      #3
      33 lb plow anchor plus chain, if you anchor in the rocks then be sure you use a break tie on the shank so you can pull it up if the anchor is stuck.
      If in bad weather just put a clevis on the chain to anchor shank.
      I do carry 2 16 lb folding anchors with a short cable and a clevis to slide down the top of the chain for bad weather, I only anchor in sheltered coves out of Seward, AK. unless fishing for halibut off shore.
      My chain is short but I will be adding a longer one. I have not dragged anchor yet.
      Last edited by boatworkfl; 10-05-2018, 09:42 AM.
      Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

      Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
      Twin 350 GM power
      Located in Seward, AK
      Retired marine surveyor

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        #4
        45 lbs CQR hanging on 300 feet of 5/16 works great had a 45 and 39 rider on me over Labor Day proudly not the smartest thing to do
        cheers Roy
        ketchikan Alaska
        1988 3818
        EH 700
        Custom hard top enclosed

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          #5
          Bob, I most definately agree your 15lb plow is waaaaay to light for your 38
          Dave
          Edmonds, WA
          "THE FIX"
          '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
          (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
          The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
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          https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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            #6
            I have a 45# Bruce with 300’ of chain. Works great and fits into the pulpit perfectly.
            Jim Gandee
            1989 3888
            Hino 175's
            Fire Escape
            Fyrflyer@ca.rr.com

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              #7
              Are you sure it’s not 15kg (which is still too small)? 15lbs is extremely small for your boat.
              Mike
              "Allante I" Rayburn 75
              Previous: '97 4788

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                #8
                I just went out and checked and yes it is 15 kb but the is still only 33 pounds which by the sound of the replies still on the light side. I will be looking for a larger one in the spring when I get back to BC.
                P/C Bob Hicks JN
                Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
                Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
                Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
                Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
                Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

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                  #9
                  For my 3988 I use a 20 KG (44 pound) stainless Bruce. Stainless because the mud sloughs off. It was an upgrade from a 15KG Bruce which looked light but held well.
                  1989 26' then 1994 32' now 2001 39'

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                    #10
                    The previous owners only anchored once or twice as they preferred to go from dock to dock which explains the light anchor. I found the 15 kg plow did not hold well at Pirates Cove when we used it this summer.
                    P/C Bob Hicks JN
                    Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
                    Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
                    Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
                    Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
                    Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

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                      #11
                      I have a 44# Bruce nock off that works well, except for getting the chain to anchor shackle through the roller. I'm working on it, but it's being a pita.
                      P/C Pete
                      Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
                      1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
                      Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
                      1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
                      MMSI 367770440
                      1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
                      Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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                        #12
                        Nothing holds well in Pirates Cove. It is sandstone with little mud open to westerlies.
                        1989 26' then 1994 32' now 2001 39'

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                          #13
                          Ok. Can't believe I'm the only one to catch this but OP has stated 15lbs and 15kg if it is 15Kg that is around 35 lbs should be fine
                          1988 3818
                          EH 700
                          Custom hard top enclosed

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                            #14
                            I've been a die-hard Bruce proponent for 30 years, but now planning on switching to a rocna at the end of 350' of chain- technology keeps improving
                            1988- 3288, 1994- 3288, now 2001- 3788

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Pcpete View Post
                              I have a 44# Bruce nock off that works well, except for getting the chain to anchor shackle through the roller. I'm working on it, but it's being a pita.
                              I have been having the same problem. Have just put a new swivel and shackle on but haven't tested yet.
                              P/C Bob Hicks JN
                              Dock Holiday, 1992 Bayliner 3888 Double Cabin Flybridge Cruiser
                              Twin Hino W04TI 210 HP Diesels with Hurth HSW630A 2.0:1 Trannys
                              Westerbeke 8.0 BTD-614 8KW Genset
                              Avon 9 ft 6 in Tender with a Tohatsu M8B 8HP outboard
                              Currently moored at Stones in Nanamio, B.C.

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