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Two More Anchor Selection Criteria

One of the many great things about the comments we get here at AAC is that they often remind me of important things that I forgot to put in the original article.

So here are two of those from my recent article on anchor selection:

Setting Distance

In that article I did add two selection criteria to the ones Steve over at SV Panope used (correct rode attachment and roll bars, or rather the lack of roll bars), but I should have added a third: how short the distance is from the point the anchor lands to a full set after really leaning on it with the engine in reverse.

Why this matters in order of priority: