Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: In New Zealand after a Pacific crossing.
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Re: Anchor Setting Woes
Your problems are easy to fix...Get a real anchoring system!
Get a decent sized Rochna (one size bigger that advertised) and 100 ft of chain. Drop rochna and slowly let out 4 to 1 scope of chain, set anchor and then let out another 1 to 2 scopes with a decent snubber. If any doubt let out more chain.
Works every time on my boat and we anchor 2-300 days per year. We get a first time set 95+% of the time.
I understand problems with weight and retrieval but when the security of your home depends on that anchor holding in 50 knot squalls that is what is required.