[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Spade Anchor
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We also have the original Anchor which came with the boat and we had no reason to replace it. It is the WASI 30 Kg (66 lb), GYL , Hanger Anchor , High Grade Steel A4 / AISI 316L.
During our journey we anchored 99% of the time. We had strong christmas winds in the Caribbean and it never dragged.
Just once the anchor dragged, it was in the Med in an anchorage close to Bonifatio. The bottom was a kind of hard sand, easy to get the anchor into the surface of the „sand“ but it couldn’t grab really into it - it broke out very easy. Well the books said, that it is not the best anchorage…So we were not surprised and were prepared.
It is so important, that you trust your anchor to get sleep. Friends of us dragged many times, with a new anchor. Not so relaxing. We trust the choice of H. Amel and had so far no problems.
Sm 2000 No. 397