ANCHORING

ANCHORING: Types:

  • The Bruce Anchor is known generically as a “claw type anchor”. Claw-types have the good reputation of not breaking set, quickly in most sea beds and although not an articulated design. They offer a fairly low-holding most power to weight ratio and generally have to be over-sized to compete with other types anchors.
  • The Danforth anchor is an industry leader in efficiency, offering exceptional holding power for it’s weight. The design features two large triangular flukes attached to the stock, allowing the flukes to orient toward the seabed at a 32 degree angle for maximum holding capabilities in common sea bottoms such as hard sand.
  • The Rocna anchor was designed by New Zealand sailor Peter Smith. Over 100,000 nautical miles of cruising, Peter experienced the same anchoring problems that are still prevalent today – needing to carry a variety of anchors to suit various seabeds, yet still the anchors dragged and boaters felt insecure. “Your anchor should provide you and your crew with reliability, security, and confidence,” says Peter. A lifetime of nautical experience worldwide was poured into an anchor – initially conceived for Peter’s own use – which became the Rocna.
  • Plow type anchors were named due to their obvious resemblance to the farming implement. The plow anchor or CQR not only looked like a plowshare, but in some respects acted like one. The plow anchor was designed as a single fluke anchor with extra weight being placed in the tip of the fluke. This extra weight in the tip was to aid the anchor to dig in quicker and set faster while the fluke itself provided resistance to dragging once the anchor was set.

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