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Old 01-15-2020, 06:30 AM
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If I ordered a custom anchor from Robalo with boat will that come with rope etc.?
Old 01-15-2020, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by dismed View Post
If I ordered a custom anchor from Robalo with boat will that come with rope etc.?
you should ask the dealer / check your paper work

i always make sure everything i am expecting is listed on the order/p&s agreement

some manufacturers make you pay extra for an anchoring/mooring kit. ask about fenders, dock lines, safety gear, etc.
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doubt it. Every captain is different - you may want different rope/gear than the next guy.
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No and it can add up. I bought good double braided lines and anchor line plus bumpers, coast guard mandatory stuff, life jackets, etc. It was over 2,000.00
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I have coast guard kit, lines, and fenders included with price. Just didnt think about rope.
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If they give it to you its the cheapest stuff possible.
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Don't buy the custom anchor. I didn't order one, but the dealer included it. They just don't hold well. At least the the ones that come with the R180/200. Not sure about the larger boats. I used a 9lb delta anchor for a while and it worked well, but was lost recently. Now I use a fortress fx7 that's working well so far.
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From what I've seen of packaged 'anchoring kits' they're hopelessly inadequate anyway - about a third of the chain length really needed (should be a minimum of a boat length) and way too short on rope length - they seem to assume all you're veer going do is anchor in a sheltered location - no thoughts of anchoring for fishing or in case of a breakdown. I'd specify what you want and see if you can get it included - if not check what you can get by buying a full coil of rope from a rope supplier - usually a lot cheaper than a much shorter length at chandlery suppliers.

I bought a coil, took the 450ft I wanted for the anchor and sold the rest at better than chandlery prices and covered the cost of the full coil!
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Our Sea Hunt dealer included it, I'm sure it isn't the best but it has worked well so far...
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The last three boats we've purchased (new) did not come with anchor & rode. My brother bought a Trophy a number of years ago and the dealer threw in a decent danforth with 3' of chain and 100' of 3/8" 3 strand.
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Unless you specify brands, lengths, etc, a "USCG Safety Package" from the dealer is likely to be the 'economy' version of every item. e.g. Seachoice vs Danforth anchor, 6-ft of vinyl coated chain vs a boat length of galvanized, cheapest PFDs, and aan anchor rode sufficient to anchor in 10-15ft of water. Seen this many times...
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You should separately purchase the anchor, chain and line based on your needs. The Chapmans book and how to websites give good advice. If you have a windlass or are planning to get one, it works with only one type of chain. The line is attached to the chain with a splice. This is a good skill for every boater to learn. Otherwise you can buy a made up anchor line with the splice already in it. The “genuine” Danforth standard is a good all around anchor that gives you the most bang for the buck.
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Depends.

Last two boats I've purchased one didn't have anything. Not even a dockline. The other boat (the smaller boat, go figure) had a full CG package in a nice bag, a nice anchor and chain, fenders, and docklines.
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Robalo does not include any chain or rope with their custom anchor. That’s up to your dealer. No harm in asking them to throw it in for you. But as others pointed out, that danforth style anchor isn’t the best for a lot of applications. For instance in south Louisiana they are useless for our mud bottoms.
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Depends on the dealer. They included it. Throw cushion. Four life jackets as well. I purchased from Marine Connection in South Florida
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Mine came with an anchor and the rode. No chain and nothing to connect them. It also didn't fit in the anchor locker

Dock lines, fenders, and safety stuff did come with it.
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what dealer did you buy the boat from? I know with Marine max dealers, every boat gets a "prep kit" uscg mandated safety equipment, life jackets, flares, etc. as well as Anchor and rode. Also, a certain number of dock lines and bumpers depending on the size. Just go back to the dealer and talk to whichever salesman sold you the boat. Chances are they will just give you the stuff. It might not be the best, but its better than nothing. A happy customer will come back for a second boat and service. They want your business! go complain and get whats yours! A lot of times they will even give you more than that if you ask.
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He said the CG kit comes with rope and chain but it is not the greatest. Boat is being delivered tomorrow so I will go by west marine.
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A rope .....on a boat .....is called a LINE !
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My new boat came with the cheapest, but it was 2 fenders, 2 dock lines, 4 yellow cheap jackets, a throwable cushion, a sliding loop style useless anchor I gave away at a yard sale, vinyl chain and nylon 3 strand I also sold at a yard sale for $5.

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