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Old 12-02-2016, 12:46   #1
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Anyone tried a Vulcan anchor?

I have absolutely no interest in starting an anchor war but curious. We spent some time in Cape Town and Namibia with Peter Smith just after he had picked up the prototype of what became the Vulcan anchor from a university in CT. How does the Vulcan compare to a regular Rocna? I can an advantage to be gained when you transfer weight from the loop into the actual anchor. On the other hand, not much good if it tends to sit on the bottom upside down.
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Re: Anyone tried a Vulcan anchor?

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Old 12-02-2016, 13:02   #3
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Re: Anyone tried a Vulcan anchor?

I haven't tried mine yet but it fits on my bowsprit like a champ

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Re: Anyone tried a Vulcan anchor?

I guess they are too new. Probably a better question to ask at the end of the northern summer.
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Re: Anyone tried a Vulcan anchor?

I like ours alot. We had/ have a rocna but with the bowsprit its a PITA so it went to backup status. Without intention the 1st time we ended up using it was in a sustained 50-60knot gale that came through last fall. Dumped it out in Blind bay and I think it had set already around 2-1 scope as we were falling back. Have plowed a furrow in real soft bottom after moving around to a different spot and not getting the blade 100% clear. It tends to bring up a large amount of the bottom when you haul it.

Overall very happy so far.
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