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Old 07-08-2007, 03:26   #16
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How Super Max Anchors Work: 5 to 1 scope, or 4 to 1 with chain
Super MAX Anchors

The Pivoting Arm anchor has three arm positions. In sand bottoms, hard mud, or coral the arm should be in the lower arm position and it should be set with a scope of 5 to 1 with an all nylon rode. If a chain rode is used, the scope should be 4 to 1. For normal mud bottoms, clay, glaciated rocks or pebbles, use the middle arm position with a 5 to 1 scope, or 4 to 1 with chain. For soft mud, ooze or soup, put the arm in the upper arm position and use a 5 to 1 scope or 4 to 1 with chain. If anchoring in a confined area, you can decrease the scope down to 2 to 1 by raising the arm position to the next higher level.
The Rigid Super Max anchor works similarly to a CQR or Delta, inasmuch as you need only to use a 5 to 1 scope with an all chain rode or a 7 to 1 scope with an all nylon rode. In storm conditions, let out the rode further. It will set and hold in all bottom conditions.

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