We used to anchor our last boat by the stern --- very effective in reducing yawing --- but oh the confusion it caused in busy anchorages!!
Peter Manning wrote:David, since we are discussing anchoring in this topic can i ask if you are still using the same anchors you had when you left the UK. I think they were a 16kg Delta bower anchor, a 10kg Delta kedge and a fishermans (not sure of its size). Have you found these adequate or have you added to or changed any of the anchors. I need to purchase my anchors soon and would like to benefit from your experience.
David Tyler wrote:.. and the Manson Supreme, are a quantum leap in performance and reliability over the older plough anchors. In Europe, the Spade and the Bugel have an equally good reputation, I believe.
Anchors tend to breed and multiply on a cruising boat. I ought to sell the 20Kg Delta.
I suggest you start with a 10Kg and a 20Kg Rocna/Manson Supreme/Spade/Bugel, and add a spare 20 Kg of a different type, just in case.
Gary King wrote:
David, do you use the slot on the Supreme & does it work for retrieval?
Or does it attempt to retrieve itself when the wind changes direction?
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