- Recent member, first time poster, please be kind to the noob.
How does a dual anchor pulpit arrangement like this function in practice?
(see photo I hope is attached)
While a few angled design pulpits allow for either anchor to be switched to the chain grove spool of a vertical spool windlass, here only the right side anchor will work on the chain spool right side of this windlass.
So..? What's the practice for the left side anchor?
Are we talking rope line rode only on the left side anchor here, suggesting a lighter anchor?
Which then leads to the question - is a dual anchor pulpit keenly intended for a second style anchor that's only attached via rope rode (less strength) - and for which situation?
Are there times when an anchor on a lesser strength/weight anchor & rode makes some sorta sense?
Basically, I'm wondering why two chain sides to a windlass supporting a dual anchor pulpit (and separate rode and lockers) wouldn't commonly make more sense?