Sand Anchor

Submitted: Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:14
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Was chatting to a mate (who is very proficient with a welder) on Saturday and talking about sand anchors and said "Could you make one for me?" Said I needed it by end May. I took some bit of steel over to him later althugh he has a whole heap of scrap lying about

He called this arvo and asked me to come over to look at the my Sand Anchor.

Will test it in the next couple of weeks after I recover from recent surgery.

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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:31

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:31
Willem,

Nice sand anchor.

If I might be so bold as to suggest a lock ring that is free to move up and down the long shaft.
When the hinged part of the anchor is retracted against the shaft the ring would slide down from the top of the shaft, fit over the tip of the anchor to hold the anchor in place.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:38

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:38
Thanks Wayne. It is held by a rubber ring at the moment :-)



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Reply By: Best Off Road - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:32

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:32
Willie,

That looks, to me, to be very similar to a "Danforth" boat anchor. Not surprising really, a Danforth is designed to dig into sandy bottoms to hold boats of substantial size against the force of tides and wind.

In essence I suppose the principle is the same.

My estimate is that a "Gal" Danforth Anchor of that size would set you back about $50.

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Jim.

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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:33

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:33
Hi Willem

Looks ok to me, it should dig in and hold, is it very heavy? looks similar to a boat anchor without the pivot.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:50

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:50
Daza

Weighs 13 kg

Should be strong enough. Not quite sure if ther angle is right so it will be tested in a sandy creekbed somewhere closeby


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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:45

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:45
Hi Willem. I had the commercial product here for ages and never actually had the occasion to use it in anger.
It was heavy.
It was difficult to stow and carry.
It worked brilliantly in sand (especially wet sand).
It was useless in stony country.

Good luck with your version. It's got to be better than digging a hole for the spare ?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:58

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 20:58
Hi Footy

Yep, going to see a bit of sand this year and burying the spare isn't fun when things go pear-shaped. Been there...................lol

Hope this contraption works. Has to be stowed on the front of the trailer.


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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 21:09

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 21:09
Hi Willem,

That looks great!

I have a DVD here made by Peter Ikin from Cape York Connections on a trip down the Canning Stock Route.

In it they test a commercial sand anchor to winch a vehicle over one of the dunes.

They ran into a problem were the sand was way to soft for the anchor to actually gain a purchase.

It might pay to test yours in a couple of different applications to be sure of its success.

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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 22:29

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 22:29
Big W,

why a sand anchor when you're already carrying the best sand anchor possible, a spare tyre! Failing that I'd reccomend an 80 or 100 series Toyota or an 02 GU parked on the other side of the sandhill lol!

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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 22:37

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 22:37
Go Break yer back, Mick....Been there done that.

I need all the gear as I do not like to rely on others to get me out of strife should I find myself there.


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Reply By: Member - Kiwi B - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 23:15

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 23:15
Willem,
Had occasion to use one of these once a few years ago. I've got a feeling it had an eye on the back end of the shaft and was fitted with a tail-rope 2-3metres long. Proved to be quite handy as it was capable of burying itself pretty deep, and you just pull it backwards.

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Reply By: Blaze (Berri) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 23:59

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 23:59
Are you hiring it out mate, LOL

Can see I time I might just like to use it coming up. If not guess I will make one, lets see some more pics.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 07:28

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 07:28
Nah! I think I can safely lend it to you as it is very well built and strong and probably Blaze-proof.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 07:46

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 07:46
going by the size of the finger at the top and comparing that to material size it is made of, looks a bit light on to me
doesnt look as if it would hold together getting my empty LC out...let alone yours with all the stuff you carry...

what do you think?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 08:34

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 08:34
Still have to test it as mentioned above

It is supposed to be an anchor and not a 4 in 1 backhoe bucket!
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 09:14

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 09:14
how heavy does your nissan weigh when full?...i'm thinking you may need that 4 in 1
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 15:26

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 15:26
FYIyoung fella....my GQ weighs in at 2780kg, (full fuel and stuff and with humans and dog on board), which is 20kg under GVM.!!!

But it's the trailer that is the heavy bastard....LOL
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 15:50

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 15:50
know what you mean...we always take too much shi....gear
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 15:51

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 15:51
also...bout time you did some weeding
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 16:29

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 16:29
Nah...just the summer grasses...first frost and they will be gone....I cannot live by numbers and meticulous gardens....there has to be a bit of untidyness around
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Reply By: Bushed-Tracker - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 16:39

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 16:39
I just get the 'Dragon' to grab the end of the wire in her teeth and dig her heels in.......LOL
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