Sails & Canvas

The model we used to calculate loads that can aid deeper setting was based on data collected during small anchor testing, manufacturer data, U.S. Navy testing, and data collected during previous large anchor tests such as this one in February 2013.

Setting an Anchor in a Small Boat

Can intermittent “bumps” in reverse result in a deeper set anchor and better holding?

In our ongoing study of ways to compare, and hopefully improve the way our anchors set, we’ve learned that it takes time and slow, delayed setting to make best advantage of very soft mud. However, firm sand and weeds can have the opposite character—making it hard for the anchor to penetrate.

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