How Does A Fluke-Style Anchor Hold A Recreational Boat In Place?
Anchors are those large iron objects that hold watercraft of all sizes in one place. From the smallest recreational boats to large cargo carriers such as the famous Ever Given, an anchor is used. Unless you grew up around a boating family, chances are you saw your first anchor in a cartoon. However, they are legitimate pieces of boating equipment, and their purpose is invaluable.
Technically, a large block of concrete or lead can be an anchor, but due to the uncertain nature of the river, lake, or seabed, anchors usually tend to be designed in irregular shapes. There are many types of anchors, and the most common styles include the Bruce, Fisherman’s, Danforth and Delta, Fluke, Spade, Mushroom, Grapnel, Bruce/Claw, and others. In this article, we will focus on the fluke-style anchor.