Marine released the Flook at the 1989 Sydney Boat show. It was
developed by Phil Dulhunty from his experience with seaplanes and the
desire to carry on board a lightweight "FLYING HOOK" = FLOOK. (Pronounced as in hook, book, cook).
many prototypes and the development of the offset flukes with a
four-bar linkage, the anchor was designed for optimum glide angle of 18
degrees. The weight at the front drives the anchor forward, the
trailing tips are pointed down to ensure nose down attitude and they
aid in the anchor digging in to sand and mud. The dihedral of the wings
ensures maximum glide, true direction and the large surface area of the
wings prove a good holding area.
The offset 4-bar linkage is
designed so that the anchor will open and the wings/flukes shall
penetrate the ground. offset to the shank. This offset makes the flukes
dig in deeper without piivoting on the nose, as in Danforth type Anchors
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