Anchoring & Mooring

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  • PS Asks ‘Who Would Even Consider G7 Chain?’
     Subscribers OnlyThe value of catenary varies with the depth of the water. In shallower waters, bottom friction replaces gravity as a...
  • Making Sense of Marine Chain Standards
     Subscribers OnlyChain is made from wire. The cross-sectional area and strength of the wire determines the strength of the chain. The...
  • Mooring’s Soft Side
     Subscribers OnlyEvery decade or so, local sailing clubs go through a re-evaluation of their mooring fields, looking for ways to...
  • 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...

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