SailNet Community - View Single Post - Preventing or reducing anchor swinging
View Single Post
Old 07-24-2008
Lancer28's Avatar
Lancer28 Lancer28 is offline
I'm the FNG still...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 397
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Lancer28 is on a distinguished road
Important note for ground tackle breaking questions - did I mention strength of the parts? If not, here is what I've picked up:

-Oversize by 25% of the max load you expect on chain, shackles and swivels.

-NEVER ever buy "just what fits in the bow roller". Buy it as big as it has to be. That $15.00 piece of shackle or swivel can cost you hundreds when you need to dive for or replace that anchor.

-Don't cleat off to anything you use for sailing, like winches, small cleats for sheets, etc.

-Oh and I did forget to mention mousing off with wire. I found the anchor last summer in the beach probably from that same issue and happily laughed about it on here with the guys..

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Lancer28; 07-24-2008 at 01:27 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook