Anchor with Folding Self-Deploying Stabilizers.
Patent, Filed 25 Jan 88, patented 17 Jan 89,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A self-deploying stabilizer for marine anchors is disclosed where in the stabilizers fold into a collapsed, compact configuration for easy stowage and automatically self-extend to a working position after anchor deployment for stable anchoring performance. The stabilizers have hinged movable arms which include angled reaction force plates which operate against drag forces created on the plates as an anchor moves through various materials in a marine environment to force the stabilizer arms to move to a fully open position. Springs may be used for assisting or restricting deployment of the movable arms, and lock bolts or break-away shear pins may be provided to retain the movable arms in a desired position. Patents. fr
- Marine Engineering