Expert Advice: How To Set Anchor In Any Seabed & Any Conditions

REEDVILLE, VIRGINIA (USA) – For any anchor to perform to its maximum potential and design, it must be set properly according to the manufacturer's directions, advises Steve Bedford of Max Marine Products, manufacturer of SuperMAX™ anchors. “If in doubt, contact the manufacturer of your anchor regarding any specific setting procedures unique to your anchor,” Steve [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|Owners Posts|Comments Off on Expert Advice: How To Set Anchor In Any Seabed & Any Conditions

Trawlers and Trawlering Question

Recently, a message was posted on the very popular Trawlers-and-Trawlering (T&T) list serve: "@ Steve Bedford, good luck with your new business. I hope you'll provide some 2016 data.  Most infos seem to go back to Cptn Will 15 years ago. The original builder made a lot of auto-promotion to explain why it was so good, but I'd [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Owners Posts|Comments Off on Trawlers and Trawlering Question

Thoughts on Anchor Testing

The Super MAX Anchor has always performed well in anchor testing.  Anchor testing is done under controlled situations which is critical for fair comparisons.  However, the consumer needs to consider information about the controlled anchor tests. The sponsor of the test. If an anchor company sponsors a test and if there are no other independent [...]

By | August 5th, 2015|Owners Posts|Comments Off on Thoughts on Anchor Testing

Matching ground tackle

The importance of matching all components of a vessel’s ground tackle can not be overlooked.  Anchor companies sell anchors based on a vessels weight or length.  As a cost saving measure, anchor companies recommend an anchor that is at the lower end of a vessel’s length.  They convince the boat owner that their anchor, at [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|Owners Posts|Comments Off on Matching ground tackle