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post #10 of Old 09-05-2002
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New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

Good evening.
Very good. Your thinking but what you''ve described has been around for hundreds of years. It''s called a sentinel.
This is a weight that is slid down an anchor rode to increase caternary thus increasing holding power.However, this practice does not take the place of proper anchoring technics.
If your anchor is not the correct type for a given bottom... it won''t hold or it won''t set.If the anchor is not heavy enough, it won''t hold or it won''t set.Myself,I don''t believe in them.You should be prepared to deploy more or heavier chain and or anchors.


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