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post #21 of Old 10-26-2002
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New ( ? ) idea on anchoring

The idea of the Sentinals on the anchor chain ahead of the anchor was to keep the pull on the rode more horizontal, thereby in effect, increasing scope for a given amount of rode. Using multiple Sentinals allowed someone without the arm strength of Arnie Swartzenegger to handle the weights more easily. This weight reduction is not available to the person with a heavey length of chain or a heavier anchor. It gives you more options. The idea was to use the weights in only certain storm situations, giving a better holding assurance for a certain size anchor.Of course you should have more than one anchor weight and type, I just think that this idea would give you more options. Just out of curiosity, has anyone out there ever made their own anchor?
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