We get a lot of questions about the device and your setup.
So here’s a handful of the most frequently asked questions with answers!
If you have further questions, feel free to contact us.
Can the Catch’n’Release be used on any type of anchor?
The Catch’n’Release can be used on most anchors. All that is required is that there is an attachment point at the top/crown of the anchor where the extra piece of chain can be attached.
Do I need a split sleeve or a solid sleeve?
This is because the solid sleeve stays on your anchor rope all the time. With the split sleeve, you can take it on and off the rope as required and is necessary if you have a winch.
However, if you don’t have a winch, you can still use a split sleeve if you prefer not to have the sleeve on your anchor rope all the time.
Anchor winch – definitely split sleeve.
No anchor winch – either sleeve can be used.
Is there more than one size Catch’n’Release?
Currently, we have one size of the CNR which suits all boats up to approximately 40 feet (approx. 12m).
We are developing a device for larger vessels and we will soon have an acetyl (plastic) version for jetskis, small boats and kayaks. Keep your eye on Facebook for news surrounding that! Or if you are interested in either of the new sizes, please drop us a line (no pun intended… or was there?) on the Contact Us page so that we can keep you up to date on the availability.
Does the Catch’n’Release work in deep water?
Yes, the CNR works in all depths – the sleeve will make its way to the device down the anchor rope no matter what the depth.
Can I use the Catch’n’Release with a buoy (polystyrene ball)?
Yes, we use it on our boat with a buoy. To see how we do this, check out the video in our Watch section of the website.
What is the Catch’n’Release device made out of?
The CNR is made from 316 stainless steel. The new sleeves, both split and solid, are made from zinc plated steel.
More questions? Please feel free to contact us directly – our team are absolutely happy answering all the weird and wonderful questions that come with CNR! Or feel free to take it to our Facebook page, as our community might have the same questions as you!