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Close Up

This is a close up view of the Island Packet. Once out there it was easy to see why the anchor dropped. It had been held up by nothing more than a 1/4" bungee cord. I suspect that when the bow dove into a wave the sprit went below the angle of the pendants and the pendants went over the anchor thus hooking it. When the bow rose on the next wave the bungee could not compete against the forces and let the anchor go. The only thing holding it in place was a chain snag on the hawse pipe. The broken pendant lined up cleanly with the Delta anchor. If you look closely you'll see the bungee cord holding the CQR. The Delta had a similar one.

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