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post #5 of Old 07-08-2007
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Originally Posted by JagsBch
Would it be a bad idea to attach two danforth anchors to a 40' chain in the direction of the tidal flow in a muddy creek, and at the center fo the chain shackle a 6' chain tied to a 6 cylinder engine block along with a chain tied to a moring ball for a 29' Islander.
As mentioned, if the block is clean and pretty much oil free, it will sink down into the mud and make a wonderful mooring anchor. With a good stout chain, I doubt any other anchors will be required. I know this from using mooring anchors in the muddy tributaries of the lower Chesapeake Bay area.
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