I''m not saying this with a snotty attitude, I''m just saying it; I don''t need to read a spreadsheet or anything else to tell me how to anchor. I''ve done alot and I''m pretty good at it.You probably wont believe it but I''ve only had one event happen to me in my years of anchoring. That was the one time my twenty-five Lb. danforth dragged in Hadleys Harbor and my small (twenty Lb. I also have a thirty-five Lb.)
CQR saved my bacon. Looking at that record, I must be doing somthing right.
Now you say if the rode is tought, and the twenty pounder isn''t working, slide a heavier sentinel down there and if that one doesn''t work,now what, send a heavier one than that? Or mabey two? How many do we stow on board?
Let me ask you this: If you were anchored and your anchor started dragging, would you send a sentinel or let out more scope?
Voyagers long ago HAD to use them because their anchors sucked and they had to use alot of scope. This is where they work best, with lots of scope, like in gale and storm conditions.
Why don''t you just put two anchors in tandem?