by Des Ryan
There must be nothing worse than getting an anchor - your best anchor - stuck under an obstruction, particularly if you are in a deep, remote anchorage. No matter how many supplementary anchors you carry the loss of an anchor is inconvenient and expensive. You can eliminate this worry with an ingenious Anchor Saver.
Anchor Saver in action
Once Anchor Saver is installed, when your anchor is stuck, you drive forward with the engine until you are above the anchor.
Anchor saver diagram copy
Then correct pressure applied directly above the anchor causes the product’s release pin to break, which shifts the attachment point from the anchor’s shank eye to the crown, enabling you to pull the anchor in a different direction.
It’s designed to work with your existing anchor and includes a custom-engineered shackle, a stainless steel cable, a release bar and a calibrated release bolt.
According to the manufacturer, Anchor Saver does not diminish the effectiveness of your anchor set.
For more information about just how the anchor saver works, go to the anchorsaver.com!Anchor_Saver_website.
In the meantime, watch these two videos - one a diagramatic representation, the other an underwater video, to see the effectiveness of the Anchor Saver: