Anchor Requirements Blue Yellow Code. Today we are taking a look at what size anchors you are required to have on your CVLA Vessel.
No matter what category you are in, you need a Main and a Secondary anchor.
You will have anchor and chain and rode size requirements to meet.
Does it matter which type of anchors I have?
Not as long as it meets the requirements.
Common Anchors in the Virgin Islands
- Delta Fast Set
- Fortress ( These have a special category because of their material that does not follow the weight sizing as the others)
You can pretty much be guaranteed that about every commercial vessel in the Virgin Islands has one of these above on it. If you want to check out which anchor may be best for your boat, have a look at West Marines Guide here. You are always welcome to call us for additional guidance.
Any Boat that has an anchor over 30 Kg, must have a windlass. The inboard end of the anchor cable must be adequately secured. Any anchor fairlead or roller must be fitted with a retainer pin.
Boats that are in category 0.1.2, or 3 must also have an anchor light.
Choose your main anchor of the first chart and the second anchor off the Kedge Chart
Main Anchor Sizing Chart
|6m||anchor 8kg||chain 6mm||rope 12mm||fortress FX7||4lb 1.8kg|
|7m||anchor 9kg||chain 8mm||rope 12mm||fortress FX7||4lb 1.8kg|
|8m||anchor 10kg||chain 8mm||rope 12mm||fortress FX7||4lb 1.8kg|
|9m||anchor 11kg||chain 8mm||rope 12mm||fortress FX11||7lb 3.2kg|
|10m||anchor 13kg||chain 8mm||rope 12mm||fortress FX11||7lb 3.2kg|
|11m||anchor 15kg||chain 8mm||rope 12mm||fortress FX16||10lb 4.5kg|
|12m||anchor 18kg||chain 8mm||rope 14mm||fortress FX16||10lb 4.5kg|
|13m||anchor 21kg||chain 10mm||rope 14mm||fortress FX23||15lb 6.8kg|
|14m||anchor 24kg||chain 10mm||rope 14mm||fortress FX23||15lb 6.8kg|
|15m||anchor 27kg||chain 10mm||rope 14mm||fortress FX37||21lb 9.5kg|
|16m||anchor 30kg||chain 10mm||rope 14mm||fortress FX55||32lb 14.4kg|
|17m||anchor 34kg||chain 10mm||rope 14mm||fortress FX55||32lb 14.4kg|
|18m||anchor 38kg||chain 10mm||rope 16mm||fortress FX55||32lb 14.4kg|
|19m||anchor 42kg||chain 12mm||rope 12mm||fortress FX85||47lb 21.2kg|
|20m||anchor 47kg||chain 12mm||rope 16mm||fortress FX85||47lb 21.2kg|
|21m||anchor 52kg||chain 12mm||rope 16mm||fortress FX85||47lb 21.2kg|
|22m||anchor 57kg||chain 12mm||rope 19mm||fortress FX125||69lb 31kg|
|23m||anchor 62kg||chain 12mm||rope 19mm||fortress FX125||69lb 31kg|
|24m||anchor 68kg||chain 12mm||rope 19mm||fortress FX125||69lb 31kg|
Kedge ( Secondary )Sizing Chart
|6m||anchor 4kg||chain 6mm||rope 10mm||fortress FX7||4lb 1.8kg|
|7m||anchor 4kg||chain 6mm||rope 10mm||fortress FX7||4lb 1.8kg|
|8m||anchor 5kg||chain 6mm||rope 10mm||fortress FX11||7lb 3.2kg|
|9m||anchor 5kg||chain 6mm||rope 10mm||fortress FX11||7lb 3.2kg|
|10m||anchor 6kg||chain 6mm||rope 120mm||fortress FX11||7lb 3.2kg|
|11m||anchor 7kg||chain 6mm||rope 10mm||fortress FX16||10lb 4.5kg|
|12m||anchor 9kg||chain 8mm||rope 12mm||fortress FX16||10lb 6.8kg|
|13m||anchor 10kg||chain 8mm||rope 12mm||fortress FX23||15lb 6.8kg|
|14m||anchor 12kg||chain 8mm||rope 12mm||fortress FX23||15lb 6.8kg|
|15m||anchor 13kg||chain 8mm||rope 12mm||fortress FX23||15lb 6.8kg|
|16m||anchor 15kg||chain 8mm||rope 12mm||fortress FX37||21lb 9.5kg|
|17m||anchor 17kg||chain 8mm||rope 14mm||fortress FX37||21lb 9.5kg|
|18m||anchor 19kg||chain 8mm||rope 14mm||fortress FX37||21lb 9.5kg|
|19m||anchor 21kg||chain 10mm||rope 14mm||fortress FX37||21lb 9.5kg|
|20m||anchor 23kg||chain 10mm||rope 14mm||fortress FX37||21lb 9.5kg|
|21m||anchor 26kg||chain 10mm||rope 14mm||fortress FX55||32lb 14.4kg|
|22m||anchor 28kg||chain 10mm||rope 16mm||fortress FX55||32lb 14.4kg|
|23m||anchor 31kg||chain 10mm||rope 16mm||fortress FX85||47lb 21.2kg|
|24m||anchor 34kg||chain 10mm||rope 16mm||fortress FX85||47lb 21.2kg|