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How to make a handy bag for a fortress anchor
Wil Bailey designed and made his own handy anchor bag
One of the features of the popular Fortress anchor range is that they can be disassembled for stowage, and made ready for use again in a few minutes – provided you can find all the pieces, bolts and tools for the job.
The answer is, of course, a dedicated stowage pouch which keeps everything together and will fit conveniently into a locker.
Mine is made from a cheap rubber-backed acrylic hall carpet runner (£5 for two), some plastic balls for button fasteners and some light cord for the blanket-stitched edges.
I also changed the anchor’s supplied securing locknuts/bolts for ringnuts/threaded rod, so the anchor can be assembled by hand without having to resort to tools. A couple of cheap nylon cable ties allows the assembly to be moused if wanted.
There’s plenty of room to keep spares in the bottom of the bag, together with a light trip-line.