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Thread: 'New' anchor

  1. #11
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    Default Re: 'New' anchor

    A variation, using trees or rocks, is common place in the Baltic and Patagonia. and trees and rocks seem rather uncommon in the location shown. We have used a variation in very tight anchorages, again using trees and rocks, to reduce swing room and allow space for other yachts (and the extreme might be a Med moor?)

    https://www.sailmagazine.com/cruisin...ing-repertoire

    Most techniques are internationally known - with local variations.

    Anchor Right have commercialised it and make (and sell) an anchor to allow pulling 4wd bogged where there are neither tress nor rocks. They even call it a 'Portable Rescue Tree' - and available from local (OZ) 4WD stores

    http://www.anchorright.com.au/produc...nd-anchor-prt/

    Jonathan
    Last edited by Neeves; 12-02-19 at 06:37.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: 'New' anchor

    Quote Originally Posted by Baddox View Post
    Looks more like an ice-axe belay to me. Whereas the deadman is more of a snow version of an anchor.
    Indeed like an ice axe belay (i.e. crossed axes buried) but I never quite trust them even though I have had to use them. But then again in dodgy gullies anything is better than nothing - says sorting winter kit and looking forward to Carn Dearg
    A boat is for going places

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    Default Re: 'New' anchor

    I’ve only used a deadman a handful of times and fortunately never to hold a fall. I’ve heard that they were referred to as flukes, not because of the anchor fluke but because it was a fluke if they worked.
    Have a good trip, it looks like the weather may be a bit warm for it. The CMD ridge was on a list of potential outings when I was up that way last October. Unfortunately, car problems and high winds put paid to that idea; one day though...

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