"SteelAway" Gray Marine Products
Anchor Sentinel (Kellet) Bag
SteelAway gear is made from Supreme Protector fabric. High strength,
resistance to sea water, chemicals, abrasion and UV make it ideal for
applications in trying marine conditions. SteelAway Gear is sewn
exclusively with 80 pound test
SPT138 thread, providing
the reliable strength and durability found in Supreme Protector fabric.
Evaluated by "Practical Sailor" Magazine - not declared bulletproof, but almost!
Click to enlarge or identify part numbers. Hardware with SentinelBags is
is intended to hold suitable sized and convenient
weight, deployed about halfway down a rode at proper scope, to improve rode
angle to the bottom. A sentinel may improve anchor holding while reducing
wandering or sailing at anchor. A suggestion of “suitable weight” (in
pounds) is vessel LWL in feet x 0.7. We don’t know where this rule came
from – but it works as a starting point for most. Another authoritative
source says, "about 25 pounds". Some experts
advise there is no better means to improve holding power than by deploying a
heavier anchor and more chain. Use the
Sentinelbag as only one of many possible means to insure safe anchorage.
Holes burned through the bottom of your SentinelBag permit
drainage upon retrieval. Material breaks at 900 lb. per inch and has 100%
wet strength. SentinelBag is sewn with rot-resistant 80-pound test Supreme
Protector thread. A SentinelBag weighted with chain is not inclined
to roll around (or off) a foredeck; it will not rust, dent or scar deck surfaces
If you don’t keep spare chain on board, you should.
We suggest storing a spare length of a suitable weight in your SentinelBag so,
1.) you know where it is, and 2.) it is instantly ready to deploy as
sentinel weight when needed. Using spare chain as sentinel weight
eliminates using more troublesome devices or risking a second anchor for this
After anchoring with correct scope and testing for
secure hookset, deploy SentinelBag as follows:
a. place chain (or other weight) in SentinelBag
b. secure chain to bag and grommet(s) with suitable
c. attach control line directly (or via hardware) to
d. locate suitable hardware over rode insuring free
and non-binding up and down movement
e. deploy to approximately mid-rode with control line
f. secure the control line
SteelAway(TM) Fabric Gear (gear bag,
cloth bucket and anchor sentinel/PWC mooring bag) is made from the same
lightweight, high-performance Supreme Protector fabric and thread now used
on military vessels and aircraft. Resistance to rip, rot, UV, moisture
absorption and abrasion makes this fabric the ultimate for tough, long-life
marine products. Stronger than steel - and it floats! See the
SteelAway Price List.
Recreational moorings and large lines (3"
circumference and greater) can be wrapped securely with Supreme Protector
antichafe devices using flat Velcro closures or Alligator Flaps™ (patent applied
for). The Alligator Flap closure makes a hook-and-loop "sandwich" of
antichafe material; it will secure the device firmly to itself. All
devices install easily in seconds - and stay put once secured.
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11 meter RHIB standard cover products.