SELF-RIGHT FUNKES

What does anchor with "low-lying centre of gravity" mean?

 

With this "traditional" tilting of the flukes to the specified opening angle (mostly 40°), the probability of the flukes tilting towards the ship's side and thus the risk of wedging is 50:50.

 

Due to the design of the D'HONE-SPEZIAL anchor with high holding power, it is possible to choose between this traditional tilting behaviour and the version with a so-called "low-lying centre of gravity".

 

With the "low-lying centre of gravity", the centre of gravity of the weight is below the pivot point. This means that as soon as the anchor hangs freely, the flukes automatically move into the vertical position, which prevents wedging or canting on the hull.