Re: “Default” anchor arrangement on an Amel 54
I have never been a fan of anchor swivels, having seen them come apart on other boats. If I were to fit one I would buy it from a commercial fisherman's chandlery and make it oversize.
However, in place of a swivel we have always used two shackles in tandem between the chain and our stainless Spade. This has always resulted in the Spade turning the right way up as it enters the bow roller.
The shackles are easy undo to inspect. We have two stainless shackles with flush heads screwed in with an Allen key.
Queries have been raised about the attachment of a stainless anchor or shackles to galvanised chain--does this give rise to electrolysis ? The only answer I can give is that in nearly 20 years we have seen no sign.
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Greece
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] “Default” anchor arrangement on an Amel 54
In 5 seasons of sailing in the Med (about 5 months each) and mostly anchoring in many different condition and bottoms with the Amel supplied Buegel, we only dragged once, that we know of or could notice ( about 30 meters).
I believe the performance of all anchors depends largely on how they are set. A factor that is hard to quantify. We have been pleased with the performance our buegel, until now.
Mohammad & Aty
Amel 54 #099
On Aug 9, 2019, at 11:22 PM, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote: