Anchor Systems

The correct choice of anchor and rode for a vessel will depend on the size of the vessel and the location in which they intend to operate. Whilst the plow and pivoting-fluke type anchors are commonly found on most yachts, there are other designs which may be worth considering. 

The other important factor is the anchor line set up (rode). A combination of chain and rope is common and it is preferable to use shackles and thimble eye splices to join them all together, (rather than by using knots which significantly reduces the breaking strength of the line).

Ocean Rigging can advise on, supply and assemble the line and anchor (including the splicing, thimbles, anchor chain and rope.) We can also recommended specifications including those needed to satisfy the requirements of yachts for certification to AYF racing categories.