Anchors, Chain & Accessories

With so much investment literally riding on your anchor, your boats anchoring system is no place to cut corners. Your choice of anchor depends on the size and type of your boat and the weather and anchoring conditions you generally encounter. It is recommended that you carry one anchor of sufficient size and strength to hold your boat for an extended period, like overnight or in an emergency situation (like, for example, if you run out of fuel).

When you are thinking of buying an anchor – bigger is better! Also, there is safety in numbers. No anchor will work for you in every situation, so if you have space then it's recommended to carry two anchors, preferably different types.

Generally, it is recommended to have either one foot of chain for each foot of boat length, or to have a pound of chain for each pound of anchor length. Whichever method you choose, having more chain than necessary is never a bad idea. A Rough Guide: 1lb a foot or 1.5kg per metre is a starting point and not too bad a one, but only a guide. From there you adjust for the varying factors.

Never, ever anchor a small boat by the stern! Your engine and the bulk of the boat's weight rests there. Stern anchoring is likely to result in swamping and flooding.

If you're unsure as to what you'd need we have a Bayside Basics guide that tells you everything you need to know.

Bayside Basics - Anchoring Guide and Anchor Types

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  • Galvanised Cruising / Danforth Style Anchor

    Galvanised Cruising / Danforth Style Anchor

    From: £8.99

    Lightweight with two long pivoting “flukes”; designed to reduce clogging with mud and grass. Made of cast galvanized steel. When dropped, flukes dig the anchor into the bottom and the anchor buries itself and part of the anchor line. Commonly used on small recreational as they are relatively lightweight for the amount of holding power they provide in comparison to other anchors.

    Best For: Hard sand or mud, where flukes can easily dig into the bottom.

    Not Recommended For: Very soft or loose mud, which can ball up around the flukes. Also not recommended for rocky bottoms where the flukes cannot penetrate or for grassy bottoms, which the flukes tend to slip off

    0 in stock

  • Galvanised French Style (Danforth) Anchor

    Galvanised French Style (Danforth) Anchor

    From: £21.95
    Out of stock

    The French style anchor is the only flat anchor with a shank designed not to foul, thus preventing the anchor from breaking away. It bites into the seabed within seconds.

    2 in stock

  • Chain Markers for Calibrated Chain

    Chain Markers for Calibrated Chain

    From: £10.49
    Chain Markers are a simple and cost effective product when you need to know how much anchor chain you have deployed. Consider fitting the inexpensive anchor chain markers every metre or so to your chain to accurately measure the length of chain deployed. For calibrated chain.

    0 in stock

  • Galvanised Jet / Bruce / Claw Anchor

    Galvanised Jet / Bruce / Claw Anchor

    From: £19.99

    Unique shape of the Jet allows a 360 degree turn without breaking free. Has similar performance to plough anchors at a lower weight. Sets just like a plough, but curved flukes make it easier for a claw to right itself no matter how it lands on the bottom, or how much the boat gets swung around. It won't penetrate deep so this anchor is not recommended for anchoring at night or above 6 Bft (Beaufort Wind Scale).

    Best For: Good for most conditions

    Not Recommended For: Anchoring at night or in conditions 6 Bft and over.

    7 in stock

  • Chain Hook

    Chain Hook

    From: £6.50
    Stainless Steel Chain Hook. Available to suit 6mm, 8mm and 10mm chain diameter

    0 in stock

  • Galvanised Plough / CQR Anchor

    Galvanised Plough / CQR Anchor

    From: £44.99

    The plough styles good holding power over a wide variety of bottom types, making it a top choice of cruising boaters. Has a pivoting (CQR) shank. When dropped in the water, a plough lands on its side. Then, when pulled, it buries itself. Its shape allowed it to reset fairly easily should the wind or tide shift the boat position.

    Best For: Most conditions

    Not Recommended For: Soft ground (mud / soft sand)

    3 in stock

  • Galvanized Folding Grapnel Anchor

    Galvanized Folding Grapnel Anchor

    From: £8.50

    Very inexpensive, but not much holding power on larger boats. Commonly used on smaller / lighter boats and the smallest sizes (0.7kg) anchors are often used by canoes and kayaks due to its small stowage size once folded. Good for recovering items on the bottom, or for wreck reef anchoring.

    Best For: Rocky ground

    Not Recommended For: Doesn't perform too well on soft ground

    4 in stock

  • DC Plough Anchor with High Holding Power

    DC Plough Anchor with High Holding Power

    From: £69.95
    Out of stock

     Plough anchor with high holding power. The shaft shape and broad-shoulder flukes combined with a weighted tip contribute to a low gravity point, providing self launching performance and instant setting. Adapts naturally to a bow roller. Lloyd's Registered. Marine grade alloy, hot dipped galvanised. Yieldstrength 420 MPa.

    0 in stock

  • 304 Stainless Steel Anchor / Alderney Ring

    304 Stainless Steel Anchor / Alderney Ring

    Anchor Ring anchor retrieval is designed for offshore applications where longer lengths of anchor chain are common. This Anchor Ring has been specifically engineered to offer exceptional performance and value to boaters. Once you have used the Anchor Ring anchor retrieval, you will never want to go back to hauling your anchor by hand again.

    7 in stock

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