How did you develop all the ideas and design details incorporated in the
Caliber Smart Anchoring System™?
The myriad of details came about by real-world feedback and usage for the
last 29 years. By listening very closely to Caliber owners we implemented
many design and engineering details in this anchoring system which is unique
to a Caliber LRC SEries yacht.
Caliber owners are
serious sailors. And part of serious sailing is having a serious anchoring
system. We know that security on the hook, results in securing a good nights
sleep. You can rest assured with the Caliber Smart Anchoring System™. From
the specially designed anchor rollers, to the specially designed anchor rode
lockers, we have taken care of it all. Caliber Smart Anchoring System™
will provide you with everything you need to help you stay securely in place even
during the worst storm conditions.
UHMW* rollers to prevent rode jumping. Rollers are mounted on heavy duty
stainless brackets with chafe protection beading welded along the edges.
Note the stainless security bails to help keep the stowed anchors
securely in place.
stainless dual anchor platform with replaceable polymer scratch
preventers. Designed for ease of launching and retrieving serious sized
anchors used by serious cruising sailors. An extended platform keeps the
anchor off the deck and away from accidentally impacting the hull. Super secure anti-chafe
attachment point. Can be used as an emergency towing point. Or sea
anchor attachment point as well as a storm anchor attachment point that
is 100% chafe free. Securing low on centerline also keeps anchor tacking
to a minimum.
and custom manufactured stainless steel mooring/anchoring chocks. That
will keep anchor rode in place even during storm conditions with a
heavily pitching bow.
Extra strong bitter end
anchor rode attachment point
Anchors stay out on
platform keeping mud off deck
Replaceable heavy King
Starboard chain runners help prevent chain scratching
Extended anchor platform
prevents anchor from impacting hull when raising or lowering
Chain lockers specially
designed to help prevent chain pile up
Large specially designed
UHMW** rollers prevent rode from jumping and chafing.
**Ultra High Molecular
Weight Polyethylene is light weight, has a high tensile strength, is
self lubricating, shatter resistant, and abrasion resistant as
Extra heavy duty mounting
pad for windlass
Large chain lockers make
washing rodes easy
Security bails to keep
anchor and rode on rollers
Custom designed and
manufactured closed chock system prevents rode jumping
Extra strong water level
Chafe Free anchoring/towing/sea anchor attachment point eliminates chafe and makes
for less tacking at anchor
Dual heavy stainless steel
reinforced anchor roller holders with chafe resistant beading
Cruising by Jim Howard, Charles J. Doane
hurricane conditions, chafe probably leads directly or indirectly to the
loss and damage of more boats than any other cause. In recovering the ground
tackle of boats that broke away from their anchors during storms, divers
often find the anchor well dug in, the chain lead still secure, and the
nylon line still properly attached to the chain. But the ‘boat’ end of the
nylon line invariably is a frayed and ragged remanent that was cut by