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concave or convex?

Some anchor tests show, especially in mud that the fluke develops a ‘clot’ (a pile of dirt) and this clot develops early, or almost immediately while setting and remains jammed in the fluke as the anchor sets.  The clot ‘sort of’ converts the concave fluke to actually being convex. The clot is less likely to develop with holes made in the surface, which is why the Viking has the holes down the center of the fluke, it helps the clot wash away.   

In sand when the anchor is retrieved the clot is not very cohesive and washes away, in mud,  on retrievals it can be difficult to clean.  the fact that clot is or can be, permanent and it is also why Morgans Cloud removed their recommendation for Rocna (and by extrapolation - Supreme). 

The advantages of the convex-shaped anchors in the mud are, reducing mud stuck on the fluke resulting unbalanced anchor while resetting and picking up dirt coming up when retrieving.

Due to our unique design, we have no issue whatsoever of 'clot' developing on the fluke while in a concave-shaped anchor but if you are sailing in very muddy rivers for example and want to use convexed shape anchor, with our anchor it is possible and very easy to do.

So it is up to you, Viking anchors can be assembled both ways, as a concave or convex-shaped anchor.

Both ways will hold your boat perfectly.



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