The new anchoring myth making rounds on the internet is that a scoop shape is what makes an anchor hold. Though it seems logical, it is wrong. We understand that plow-shaped anchors have a reputation for, well, plowing, but there is more to consider. Today’s quick-setting convex anchors may look like your father’s plow, but […]
A salty Kiwi named Ross Norgrove once said that the most important tool for the owner of a wooden yawl adorned with a bowsprit is a sharp ax. To some degree, his witty comment holds true for contemporary sailors contemplating a mini-bowsprit.