Anchoring & Mooring

More Anchoring & Mooring

  • Real-world Anchoring
     Subscribers OnlyAfter nearly four decades of being married to my CQR plow anchor, I decided to try a new anchoring solution aboard my...
  • Anchor Rode Report
     Subscribers OnlyIn our continuous research of ground tackle, we noticed that large oil rigs are often anchored into place with a...
  • Rodes Tested from Shore and Catamaran
     Subscribers OnlyOur test anchors included a small, 11-pound Spade anchor, which we set using a chain winch off a beach in Pittwater,...
  • Mantus Upgrades to a Stronger Shank
     Subscribers OnlyLate last year, we had our first look at the bolt-together Mantus anchor. Although we liked the design, and prices...
  • Mantus Anchor-chain Hook
     Subscribers OnlyPractical Sailor recently looked at various ways to take the load off the windlass and roller by means of a short...
  • Anchor Snubber Shock Load Test
     Subscribers OnlyIn the past, a snubber was simply a device incorporated into the anchor rode to take the load off the windlass. We...
  • Superlight Anchors: Not Just for Racers
     Subscribers OnlyThe anchors a sailor chooses to carry onboard are often a compromise between weight and necessity. Since different...
  • Where Credit Is Due: September 2013
     Subscribers OnlyAlpenglow I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to (and recommendation of) the folks at...
  • All is Lost and Found
    A photographer friend stumbled upon this photo of my wife, Theresa, from our cruising days. It was taken in Fiji...
  • Shockles Snubber Test
     Subscribers OnlyThe string of anchor tests we’ve carried out in the last year presented a good opportunity for us to also test...

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