When my 10 year old Volvo
V70 T5 was manufactured, it was fitted with the best tyres then available for a car with a top speed over 150 mph. Since then I first went for Continental Premium Contacts for their enhanced capabilities, but then I was recommended to try Eagle F1s and gained another quantum leap in roadholding and wet road performance. I would NOT buy a set of the tyres with which the car was originally fitted. It would not be a good use of my money
. Tyres improve and so do anchors, which is why I am of the opinion that Rocna
represents the pinnacle so far.
I would not put cheap
tyres on a performance vehicle and therefore would not consider using an inferior anchor
to secure my vessel. It is plain stupid economics to trust thousands of dollars of boat, to say nothing of the lives of those onboard, to a piece of ironmongery that has served its time. I mean, of course, all the CQRs, flukes, grapnels, Bruces etc. They are all "old hat" and should be consigned to the smelter. The Bruce dates from the 70s and only imitations are available. Anchor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is also my considered opinion that anyone who today buys a ripoff rather than a genuine Rocna
is a cheapskate and a bloody fool who will get what they deserve Darwin Awardwise. http://www.darwinawards.com/
The fake Rocna is a distinguishing badge of a wilfully perjured cheater, void of all moral worth and totally unfit to be received into any society of men
who prize honour and virtue above all else.
New Types of Anchor for Cruising Yachts