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In extreme conditions, when perhaps only one anchor is not sufficient to resist the force of the wind, two anchors are normally used. There are two options. One is to drop both anchors with their respective anchor rodes separately, trying to get...
This is normally a situation which does not catch us by surprise because the chain that gets hooked normally lifts up partially and we realise it. The only possible problem is that, if when we lower the rescue rig, the chain pulls too much...
In the Mediterranean and wherever tides are weak, currents are not a concern, but in other areas they may pose a problem when strong enough, because they may tend to detach the rescue rig from the chain during lowering for a recovery,and this...
Will AnchorWitch protect my anchors if in extreme conditions I use two
In extreme conditions, when perhaps only one anchor is not sufficient to resist the force of the wind, two anchors are normally used. There are two options. One is to drop both anchors with their respective anchor rodes separately, trying to get both of them to work simultaneously, known as V shape anchors or Bahamian moor. The other is to drop tandem anchors, so that the first anchor dropped works on the crown of the second anchor.
There is consensus that the second way of anchoring is better than the first, i.e., it is better to anchor “in series” than “in parallel”. If two separate anchors are used, the wind will work alternatively on one or the other, so the anchoring will not actually be strengthened because the force of the wind may cause both anchors to drag alternatively. However, this does not occur if tandem anchors are dropped.
What happens with retrieving the anchors in these situations? There is no problem dropping V shape anchors or anchoring in parallel because both anchors are separate and can be retrieved independently. However, when anchoring with tandem anchors or in series, the rescue rig will be able to reach the closest anchor, but not the furthest one.
The problem disappears if the lenght of chain that joins both anchors is longer than the depth at the point where we are anchoring because we can therefore, if necessary, recover the furthest anchor when the closest anchor is already on board.