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Re: Anchor rode keeps wrapping around fin keel - can we prevent it?
I have very limited experience with kellets, but my sense is that their effectiveness at improving holding power or acting as a shock absorber is inversely proportional to the conditions that would truly require such things. A 20lb sentinel like Cap-Couillon has suggested might do more in those scenarios, but you don't need more than 5lbs just to keep your rode off your keel, and that weight is much easier to manage if that's all you're trying to do. I'm thinking of reducing mine to 2.5lbs the next time I use it, and i think it will be plenty.
Here's an interesting article with some science on the subject: http://www.petersmith.net.nz/boat-anchors/kellets.php
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