If only I had paid more attention to the assembly of the anchor swivel!
Rope and Chain Anchor Rode
The curve that a chain anchor rode makes naturally is called a catenary. Most of the
time in the Bahamas we'll be anchored in 10 feet of water or less--so, the 40
feet of chain will act like an all chain rode with a normal 4-to-1 scope.
New Generation Anchor
|The eye splice, thimble, and stainless steel shackle are shown here before |
adding the seizing wire to lock the shackle pin in place.
|The new Rocna Vulcan anchor sits loosely on our |
bow before fastening the anchor rode.