This cable and clamp affair looks like a bit of a contraption, but we put it on our new Fortress anchor — just like the one we snagged on rocks a few months ago, costing us about $300 in anchor, chain and rode. The device replaces some boaters’ practice of hooking their chain to the mud palm at the bottom of the anchor and zip-tying it to the shank and eye. Anchor Saver is more elegant, reliable and effective, we think. If the anchor snags, upward pressure by the motor sheers a brass pin and releases the shank so that the device, still attached to the mud palm, can easily pull the anchor out backwards. Quickly installing a replacement sheer pin restores the anchor.