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I would have to agree with the RV master... that each anchor should be capable of holding the boat in storm conditions independently.
As for the swivel being an additional point of failure, that's a wash in my book, since the twisted rodes can cause the ground tackle to fail as a system, so you're just trading one possible failure for another.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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