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Anchors and auxiliary elements for cruising I
Cruising requires appropriate anchors and anchor rodes for resisting harsher conditions that those likely to be encountered in daytime sailing. There is a very wide range available, but it is worth taking a critical approach to manufacturers’ sometimes exaggerated assertions.
We analyze in this block the anchors made in Australia and New Zealand.
The Australian Supercat anchor is a similar shape to the Delta anchor and includes a long slot to make it easier to reover.
The Australian Flook anchor is dubbed “The flying anchor” by its inventor and is designed as an auxiliary anchor to be launched from the boat, so that it glides over the water and moves in the desired direction.
Anchor Buddy (“Kiwi Anchor Rider” in the US and Canada) is a modern remake from a New Zealand company based on a very old idea: that of increasing the anchor rode’s performance and elasticity, by releasing a weight along the chain or line. Undoubtedly it is effective in moderate winds and may reduce the tendency of many boats to drift from side to side after they have been anchored and it is windy. But it should be remembered that in very strong winds, when the chain is practically straight, everything depends on the anchor. Several years ago a similar French manufactured system was marketed under the “Mobilest” brand.