Hmmm.... not to sure.
Quick thoughts and only from sussing the website but blended with some background in anchor design of my own. So I maybe horribly wrong.
Vid and photos not too crash hot. Just about anything can set well in soft bottoms like shown. Not to mention setting any anchor at 100:1 scope
thinking, which I do believe has pretty much run it's course.
Small looking flukes (foot)
Open shank angle so may struggle in the hard stuff.
Guessing (on weights given) it has a very poor tip weight so may struggle to get setting action happening.
They mention thin shanks and in alloy? That hasn't proven to good in the past on some designs.
That plate thing 1//2 way up the shank WILL cause many fitting issues.
This new position greatly reduces the vertical force needed to change the direction of the anchor upward when retrieving it, thus making it easer to pull free from the sea bed, and at the same time doing less damage to the environment and minimizing the chances of becoming permanently hooked up.
They have designed it to break out easy with less up force??? Errr... Anyone else find that spooky?
Lite weight. Always good for the racers.
Small so store well (??)
Good pricing and far superior to the over priced Fortress
(in my opinion)
Does sort of look a bit sexy in that old school
Open shank angle so may do well in the soft sloppy stuff.
The country the anchors are made in does have a baring on designs often. The Aussies don't boat a lot in real wild weather
and do do a lot in shallow sheltered waters. They (not just Cooper) tend to not put the curry on gear
like many other nations do, a nature of the beast sort of thing. There are a couple of OK fine weather
anchors out of there but they do tend to struggle when pushed. The size of the gear
we supply Aussie is a lot smaller than the size of gear we supply the same boats in NZ.
Oh and I have test Equipment
to 200 tonnes and that means what??? Not a lot unless numbers are put next to things
I want one to play with. Phone
call going out now.