Our intention was to leave Trinidad and Tobago and head 90 miles north to Grenada. After two different Diesel engine leaks, pulling up someone else’s anchor chain, fouling our prop with a huge fishing net and getting an unidentifiable alarm, we wondered if the gods were against us. And that’s before we had a run in with suspected Venesualan pirates. Boy did we have troubles in Trinidad and Tobago.
If you ask ten sailors what the best anchor is, you’ll get ten different answers. Furthermore, what works for one sailboat/one sailor won’t necessarily work for you. A better question to ask regarding the best anchor for your sailboat is this: My boat is a (type of boat), it weighs (weight), has a beam of
What’s the best dinghy anchor? To determine the best dinghy anchor we tested three variations: the folding grapnel anchor, the claw and the Mantus anchor (deemed ‘the best dinghy anchor’). Allow me show you a picture of each anchor, explain why a sailboat owner would need an anchor for their dinghy, and the results of our