Originally Posted by Blackroady
I guess you can argue you might not want the anchor to auto deply as it may anchor the boat in an area of rough water that you may otherwise drift clear of ?
I have a dinghy sailing book somewhere in my loft that shows what could
happen if a capsized boat "self anchors" - on a rising tide (too deep for the length of chain/rope available) the boat can potentially be pulled under the water. Even without that situation manifesting itself the boat will be a lot harder to write with a "hidden" tether to the sea bed than otherwise .
Anchoring a capsized boat is really about saving the property and wouldn't be my no1 priority.