Over the last couple of years or so there has been a shift in thinking regarding what anchors are the best. The Rocna
(or other similar designs i.e Bugel) anchor
and Spade anchor
have caused the most comotion and have had the biggest impact on moving many to believe that these could be the best anchors on the market
. They are often referred to by the manufacturers as the "New Generation of Anchors"
There have been several anchor tests performed by magazinses such as Sail and Practical Sailor to support these anchors as possibly being the best.
It was not too many years ago when many thought that the CQR
was one of the best and it resulted in 1000s of sailers buying
one. Now, following published tests the poor CQR
has been bastardized to an anchor that one should stay way from at all costs due to ints inability to set and re-set.
Then of course there is the long proven Fortress Anchor
that many believe to be one of the best
anchors to have on board a boat, although typically as a back up or storm anchor. The Fortress
is often compared to the "New Generation" anchors and performs at the very top of all the anchor tests.
We have heard many testimonials on how great the Rocna, Spade
are, so I thought it would be nice to start a thread where people only reported incidents when one of these three anchors failed to perform well. Has anyone had A Rocna, Spade
, or Fortress
DRAG? If so under what circumstances did it drag, i.e. wind
, wave conditions, scope displacement
and type of rode
? Has anyone had trouble setting or re-setting these anchors? If so what type of bottom, scope
etc. when this occured?