Will 2 anchors on 1 rode increase holding?
Recent tests on a miserable holding bottom in the Chesapeake Bay (see PS, February 2015 online) showed that conventionally sized anchors just dont hold in a soupy bottom. Those that canpivoting fluke anchorsarent always the easiest to set, and security during wind shifts is much debated. Setting a second anchor is an optionone weve studied previously (see Tropical Storm Dos and Donts, PS November 2011 online)but tandem rigs intrigued us. Could two anchors on a single rode provide more secure holding in tricky bottoms, and if so, what is the ideal arrangement? We were particularly interested in single-line tandem rigs (which Rocna designer Peter Smith referred to in his report) and V-tandem rigs (which several PS contributors have had success with).