Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Holding power

We already have two anchors - a CQR for the front and a Fortress, which folds flat, as a spare or kedge, or to use from the stern. But diligent reading of our various pilot books for Atlantic Spain makes it clear that we really need another anchor for the front end.

Sam identified a Delta as the best shape. (For those of you who don't know about anchors, the exact shape of your anchor, and what bottom it holds in, is a subject for endless discussion among sailors). We failed to get a Delta on eBay because I wasn't entirely sure what condition it was in and I came over all stingy at the last moment. Now we have tracked down a slightly lighter, and hopefully newer, Delta which I hope will be on its way to us from Berkshire shortly. Thanks, Adrian!

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