Why Anchor Analysis Is Critical

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[Posted on October 7th by Bill Stewart]

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Any time that you are dealing with the water, you need to make sure you have the analysis to avoid disaster. Anchor analysis is critical so you know how you will be able to anchor while at sea without causing damage to the vessel and without drifting away. There are variables that need to be considered and failure to consider them all can lead to disaster.

It’s always a good idea to practice boat safety and that includes knowing the supplies that need to be kept on board. Having an anchor is only effective if it is capable of doing its job.

When you are anchoring, it’s important for anchor analysis to take place. With the right data, you can shop for the best anchor for your time at sea. It will also help you answer such questions as:

–           Weight of anchor

–           Length of chain

–           Material of anchor

–           Area of boat it should be cast from

There are variables that have to be taken into consideration. Knowing your course will help you to be more specific within the analysis. The depth of the water, the amount of waves that you will experience, and even the level of salinity are all things that should be known. While analysis will plan for the worst case scenario, you want to give the system an idea of what you are going to face while on a boat or other sea vessel.

Stewart Technology Associates uses advanced technology to provide analysis. This includes Orcaflex software that can do a significant amount of mapping and data analysis on your behalf. By automating a lot of the process, it’s possible to eliminate human error. After the initial analysis is made, the human analysts will be able to provide recommendations to help you obtain the necessary supplies and take the necessary precautions.

Various types of analysis can be obtained so you have all of the numbers and scenarios in front of you. This includes hydrodynamic analysis to help you understand the behavior of the water and how it can impact your project that is taking place on the water.

Your ultimate goal should always be to avoid accidents and this can be done by ensuring you know what’s going to happen when you go out on the water. Anchor analysis will ensure you have the needed equipment to anchor all the way down to the bottom of the ocean and remain there without drifting or experiencing any other complications.

The more numbers you crunch and the more data you input to the system, the easier it will be to find out what’s going on and prepare your vessel and your crew for their time at sea. Without it, you could end up with all sorts of problems – and these can be avoided.