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Old 15-01-2008, 01:01   #1
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Anchorlift - any information ?

does anybody know something certain about their products / services ?

we here have only rumours about good quality and reasonable pricing

still, their website does not look too fresh, the last news is

"Miami International Boat show Feb. 12 - 17 2004"

and most of listed dealers are not reachable
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The marine business changes greatly and quickly. They have not come up here in a topic as far as I recall.
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They have not come up here in a topic as far as I recall.
yes, this is somewhat strange - they claim themselves to have "... two generations of experience in manufacturing and distributing windlasses and windlass accessories for the marine industry..."

still, very few dealers sell their equipment
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That is not unusual. If you look at the bigger manuafactureres they can control the distribution channels to the point that others are squeezed out. A windlass vendor is trapped by the bigger players over shelf space.

We have a lot of threads on windlass options here covering a lot of vendors. I'm sure many could offer choices you might like. We tend to spend a lot of time arguing over anchor types but obviously the windlass is an important part of the system too. I think you can find other products that are of good quality but prices are not cheap for any of them if you consider using an electric windlass sized properly for your boat. It's not something you want under powered.
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what I liked @ Anchorlift is them offering whole ground tackle set from A-Z
windlasses, chains, spliced rodes, anchors etc etc
also offering a 5-year warranty
here in Baltic states we do not have any good suppliers, only dull and unreliable resellers; so it seemed an attractive idea to receive the whole system on one palette
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Anchorlift are sharply priced but don't have some of the fruity bits others have. While the fruit is nice, often it's not needed and just adds cost. Made in Norway

The Anchorlifts do have a very high down speed which can be handy. Don't buy the plastic bodied ones, they are being withdrawn and going to be alloy instead. The others are Stainless, nice. Their Auto rope chain technology is still a work in progress but coming up to speed quickly. Great for all chain though. Finishing on one or 2 could have been a bit tidier but after 6 months on the deck you probably wouldn't notice.

In short - Work well, low levels of 'fruity bits', best on all chain, good pricing, not the sexist finish but well worth a suss in our opinion. We do like the 5 year warranty, one of the longest out there. Don't 'undersize'.

Be careful about the rope and chain kits. We asked them just before Xmas which rope they prefer and were told "we don't usually run them as Auto Rope to Chain. Doing that is peculiar to US and NZ only so we don't really know". We are still not too sure what to make of that. We run a Samson 3 strand on them and they appear to be working very well. Haven't done any big ones as R2C's yet.

Note: They sell the "Shark' anchor, a Delta clone. We have put the Shark against the Delta a few times and the Shark wins easily. If you like Deltas buy a Shark instead, works better and built stronger.
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thank U, GMac

what do U think abt their HoldingAnchor ?
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thank U, GMac

what do U think abt their HoldingAnchor ?
We haven't had a play with this specific anchor but would suspect performance similar to the genuine Bruce. That is based on their improvements to the Delta type so if they have done the same to the HOLDINGanchor they should be OK. Some love them some don't.

Personally I'd go with the Shark. We do like that one a lot.

Watch their recommendation regarding sizing, I think they are a tad lite. Not too bad but a bit. Certainly would be lite if used down our way but we do anchor in conditions many from overseas wouldn't. It's just what we do.
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Personally I'd go with the Shark. We do like that one a lot.
stainless or galvanized ? AnchorLift (and many others) have only SS swivels
in their production line - IMHO not that good with galvanized anchor and/or chain
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Whatever you like.
Unless you plan to be anchored for extended amounts of time without moving stainless is not a worry.
We prefer SS swivels, the galv ones can rust up an stop working quite quickly sometimes.
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