Anyone try to use a Fortress anchor
as a flopper-stopper?
I know that a correct flopper stopped needs to have a bottom which can flip up to let it sink on the down-roll, but wouldn't a Fortress anchor
work in a similar, if less effective way? The flukes will fold up.
I don't have enough need for such a device to go to the trouble to make one up and then store it somehow.
I would use a halyard
led through the end of the preventered-out boom, I guess, to hold it out. My boom is about 22' long, and half the beam is 8', so it ought to get the anchor clear of the side by at least 10'.
Before I try it, does anyone have any similar experience?