“Anchoring is something that we tend to take for granted. You throw your anchor overboard and hope it will grab. There is a lot more to anchoring than that – with choice of anchor being the first and foremost.
Previously you have had the choice of several anchors, each which were designed with a primary purpose in mind. You had the “Danford” – primarily used in sand; the “Pick” – primarily used in rock or reef; the “Plow” – gives better grip than the Danford and is resistant to breaking loose when the boat swings.
You can now replace these three anchors on your boat with a great new Australian anchor, the SARCA. The Sand and Reef Combination Anchor is designed to cover all the above areas and help with correct and easy anchoring.
When I first received the SARCA anchor I was somewhat dubious because it was a bit smaller and lighter than what I had been using, a Danford.
On my first trip out with this anchor, I made a point of anchoring where previously I had troubles. This time the anchor held, and stayed there for the duration of our fishing.”
Review by Michael Bok
Tasmanian Fishing Boating News – Feb – March ’99