Helix Anchors for permanent anchoring:
• Floating Docks
• Fixed Piers
Helix Mooring Systems introduced Helix anchors to boat owners,
harbormasters, and marina managers in 1992 as an alternative
to traditional mushroom, deadweight, and pile anchors.
In contrast to traditional anchors, these environmentally sensitive
Helix anchors offer High holding, long-life, & insurance
Our anchors derive their holding from the soils into which they
are screwed. The Square Shaft anchors are installed with the
aid of hydraulics to screw the anchor through resisting soils.
Our anchors have been repeatedly tested by Mother Nature and
tugboats with load measuring equipment.
The results of the first test (performed in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts,
under the watchful eye of area harbor masters, a marine industry
reporter, and a representative of Boat/US) are typical of all the
load tests performed.
Our high-load marine anchor is built on a solid, square shaft
measuring 1 ¾” on a side. It is protected with hot-dipped
galvanizing, and the termination includes a 1 1/8” shackle
which encircles the shaft and connects to the anchor rode (Seaflex
elastic rode, chain, rope, and cable have all been used successfully).
Compare the mass of steel in our shaft with the steel in the
eye of a mushroom or the staple in a deadweight block.
Because these anchors don't drag around the harbor bottoms
and can be effective with shorter scopes, these anchors are
preferred in environmentally sensitive
areas and have been recommended by some state agencies and scuba-diving