The second anchor, which is brought forward, significantly narrows the circle of swivel (red dashed line) and generally greatly reduces the movement of the yacht. The holding force increases enormously. This method is also well suited for strong winds if you no longer trust the hold of the main anchor. The closer the angle between the two harnesses approaches 90 degrees, the smaller the circle. The yacht turns very tightly around the bow and no longer moves back and forth as is often the case with high-sided ships. The disadvantage is that you have to retrieve two harnesses at night if there are any problems and other crews do not always notice the technology with two anchors.
With a second anchor, the Schwoikreis becomes significantly smaller (red line)
First anchor normally, then deploy the second anchor offset at the same height
- A normal maneuver is carried out with the bow anchor and enough chain is put in. Now you can drive the maneuver with the dinghy or machine. Under machine: very slightly in the direction of chain motors. Then turn diagonally and drive slowly until the anchor is a little crosswise at the same height as the boat. Important: make sure that there is not much tension on the chain, otherwise the anchor bow fitting could bend or the first anchor could break!
- With the dinghy: Row anchor plus chain forerunner and rope to the desired location. Lower the anchor to the ground, slowly follow the chain, but do not let it fall onto the anchor! Forerunner to the bottom; it is hardly possible to row against the chain. Now row against the rope to the boat or first connect the yacht to the anchor rope with a thin rope, which already runs loosely when you row out.
- When the position is reached, drop the anchor and let the wind push the yacht leeward. Put just as much chain and rope as with the other anchor. Dig in easily with a machine.