Stainless Grapnel 0.385kg

SKU: 92293
Sale price£19.95
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Weight: 0.385kg


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Stainless Grapnel 0.385kg

Stainless Grapnel 0.385kg


Marine Chandlery: North Shields

Pickup available, usually ready in 1 hour

Unit G4 Narvik Way
Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate
North Shields NE29 7XJ
United Kingdom


Stainless Grapnel Anchor (0.385 kg)

The stainless grapnel anchor is a versatile and compact anchoring solution ideal for small watercraft such as kayaks, dinghies, inflatables, and small boats. Its lightweight design, combined with the robust properties of stainless steel, makes it a reliable choice for anchoring in various seabed conditions. Below is a detailed description of the stainless grapnel anchor, focusing on its features, construction, and usage.

Features and Construction

  1. Design and Mechanism:

    • Grapnel Shape: The grapnel anchor features multiple arms (typically four) that extend outward from a central shank. These arms are designed to dig into the seabed, providing a secure hold.
    • Folding Capability: One of the key features of a grapnel anchor is its ability to fold. The arms can be folded against the shank, making the anchor compact and easy to store when not in use.
    • Locking Mechanism: The anchor often includes a locking ring or collar that slides down the shank to hold the arms in either the open or closed position, ensuring stability during use and compactness during storage.
  2. Materials:

    • Stainless Steel Construction: This grapnel anchor is made from high-quality stainless steel, known for its excellent resistance to corrosion and rust. This makes it particularly suitable for use in saltwater environments.
    • Durability: Stainless steel not only provides corrosion resistance but also ensures the anchor is strong and durable, capable of withstanding the stresses of anchoring in various conditions.
  3. Weight and Size:

    • Lightweight: Weighing just 0.385 kg, this anchor is extremely lightweight, making it easy to handle and deploy.
    • Compact Storage: When folded, the anchor takes up minimal space, making it ideal for small boats with limited storage.

Usage and Deployment

  1. Deployment:

    • Unfolding: To deploy the anchor, the user unfolds the arms from their folded position. This is typically done by sliding the locking ring upwards and spreading the arms out.
    • Locking: Once the arms are extended, the locking ring is slid back down to secure them in place. This ensures that the arms remain extended while the anchor is in use.
    • Dropping: The anchor is then dropped overboard. As it sinks, the arms catch on the seabed, providing a secure hold.
  2. Retrieval:

    • Breaking Out: To retrieve the anchor, the user pulls up on the anchor line, which disengages the arms from the seabed.
    • Folding: After retrieval, the arms are folded back against the shank, and the locking ring is slid back to secure them in the folded position, making the anchor compact for storage.
  3. Maintenance:

    • Inspection: Regularly inspect the anchor for signs of wear, damage, or corrosion, particularly around the moving parts and locking mechanism.
    • Cleaning: After use, especially in saltwater, rinse the anchor with fresh water to remove salt and debris, helping to prevent corrosion.
    • Storage: Store the anchor in a dry, well-ventilated area to maintain its condition and prolong its lifespan.


  1. Portability: The lightweight and compact design make it easy to transport and store, perfect for small watercraft.
  2. Versatility: Effective in various seabed conditions, including mud, sand, gravel, and rocky bottoms.
  3. Durability: Stainless steel construction ensures longevity and resistance to corrosion, providing reliable performance over time.


  1. Holding Power: Due to its lightweight and small size, the holding power may be limited compared to larger or more specialised anchors, especially in rough conditions or strong currents.
  2. Deployment Time: The need to unfold and lock the arms can take a bit more time compared to non-folding anchors, which might be a consideration in urgent situations.


The 0.385 kg stainless grapnel anchor is an excellent choice for small boat owners looking for a compact, portable, and durable anchoring solution. Its stainless steel construction provides outstanding resistance to corrosion, making it suitable for use in a variety of marine environments. While it may not offer the holding power of larger anchors, its ease of use, versatility, and lightweight design make it an invaluable tool for securing small watercraft. Regular maintenance and proper deployment techniques will ensure the anchor remains reliable and effective for many voyages to come.