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Re: Anchor rode keeps wrapping around fin keel - can we prevent it?

Always called 'em a sentinel myself, but same thing... Quick and easy, cheap, non rust, DIY anchor sentinel.

Empty Gal Can (Plastic.. we used an empty latex paint can)
Small bag QuikCrete or similar
Scrap of SS wire (old lifeline or such)

Mix up enough QuickCrete to fill the can (make several for Christmas gifts)
Bend SS wire into U shape and stick into can (should extent at least 1/2 depth)
Let QuickCrete cure

Weighs about 20# You can string several in severe conditions. Plastic can cushions the concrete when its rolling around in the lazarette

"If the wind will not serve, lay to the oars"

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