It was no doubt after a day’s struggle on the open water, after hauling in and maybe even tripping over a cumbersome anchor, that this little fish jumped right into Franco’s head, the idea for an anchor that was easy to store, compact and hassle-free.
The Rockhampton man has designed the foldaway anchor.
In fact, an earlier prototype has been sitting in his shed for the past two decades.
But now with time on his hands, having sold his garden ornament business, Franco has launched the anchor online.
Made of stainless steel, all you have to do is twist to unfold the anchor and then chuck it in the water.
When you are done just reel it in, twist again and the anchor folds away.