Originally Posted by Marin
Anything that with a sharp tug-- like the jerk your boat can transmit in a windy, wave covered anchorage-- that can cause the rode to pull the anchor backwards out of the bottom is a really bad idea to my way of thinking.
Originally Posted by FlyWright
GFC, if my anchor is fouled, I want to free it by a deliberate action by me and not a force of the environment like a strong blow or a rough wave or wake.
My greatest concern at anchor overnight is a loss of anchor hold. If I had a system which would release with any sufficient force applied, I'd feel less secure.
You two are spot on. I hadn't considered the inadvertent release of that pin due to a storm action.
You guys are part of the reason why I hang out here. The collective knowledge on TF is amazing.