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Short Scope Anchor Test

...drag. We did not test any anchor beyond 3:1 actual scope because holding became very erratic and resetting unpredictable. In firm sand our test anchors might set well at shorter...

Anchor Tests 2003: Soft Sand Over Hard Sand

...the veer test a few years ago. If you overturned that anchor and pulled on it, you would think it was a lousy anchor. We’ve seen the Spade Model 80,...

Anchor Testing and Rode Loads

...Here is a look at some common anchor test methods: 1. Anchor Right uses this cool contraption to test anchors in shallow tidal waters. The anchor is to the left....

Anchor Tests: Bending More Shanks

...in the field test. In addition, our graduated load test in the lab applied the load for a much longer period than our seabed test, allowing more time for plastic...

Adding Some Zing To Anchor Testing

...power of the anchors. Many anchor tests apply much higher loads. Some aim to establish a maximum holding power by pulling until the anchor yields. Nearly all of the testing...

Anchor Resetting Tests

...change the directional pull, we set a large anchor with a heavy-duty snatch block positioned so that we could quickly re-load the test anchor at 90-degrees. The test anchors were...

An Inquiry into Anchor Angles

...sized appropriatly Mantus Anchor is a solid choice for a primary cruising anchor. Ned Wood of Manson emphasized that any anchor design involves a trade-offs: A quality anchor manufacturer will...

Bends and Breaks: Anchor Shank Strength

...Rocna Anchor Exchange Program Begins.) The yield strength of one bent anchor was found to be 357 MPa. At the time the anchor was purchased in France, Rocna was promoting...

Yawing and Anchor Holding

...anchor passes through a soft spot, the rode trips on trash, or the anchor clogs with debris. In our experience, any anchor that drags more than a few feet after...

Anchor Reset Tests

...42 knots of wind in sheltered water. (For test purposes, an anchor is considered set when it withstands a 200-lb. load; an anchor meets the above criteria when it withstands...