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Most anchors have a hole for attaching a line at the crown end of the anchor (farthest from where the shackle attaches). This line is meant for tying a trip line to the anchor. A trip line is a light, but fairly strong line, that can be used to release the anchor—tripping it—and make retreiving it simpler.
A good way to do this is to get a small buoy, and attach it to the trip line. This buoy will also act as an anchor marker/float. However, it does have to have enough line to reach the surface, and not interfere with the anchor's ability to set.
I've used Spyderline, which IIRC is a 3mm spectra core line, as an anchor trip line. Stuff is very strong, but very thin.
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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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Last edited by sailingdog; 08-08-2007 at 09:53 PM.