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Old 15-08-2016, 19:30   #31
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Re: Bruce vs Danforth.. Need some advise

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Please DO NOT anchor in Coral
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Please DO NOT anchor in Coral

Anchorages behind reefs are loaded with all sorts of dead coral. Sort if hard to miss it.


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If a 29 foot boat is dragging a genuine ten pound danforth in 8 knots of wind, the anchor is not being set properly. You should have at least your waterline length in chain and be using at least a 5:1 scope, measured from the surface of the water. Slowly lower the anchor while slowly reversing the boat. Stop when you feel the anchor catch. Wait a few minutes for the chain to settle on the bottom, and then reverse gently to set the anchor. That should do it. But remember, a danforth will usually break free if the wind direction or current changes the the direction that the anchor was originally set. And a pebble caught in the flukes can render the danforth ineffective. If I were choosing a new anchor, I would go with the Bruce.
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Re: Bruce vs Danforth.. Need some advise

I would recommend you add to your list. I think the modern "scoop" anchors (concave non-pivoting anchor like Rocna, Manson Supreme, and others) are the best overall anchors. For a 29 foot boat, I'd go with a 10kg anchor and put the additional $$ and ## into 5/16" chain.

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Manson Supreme and all chain rode--the bigger the better within reason. I have a forty two foot tri which when loaded weights about six and a half to seven tonnes. It stops more wind at anchor than any other multihull or monohull for its length. I use a 60 pounds anchor and all-chain rode. My lunch stop anchor is a 30 pounds Manson. Prior to the Mansons I used a thirty pounds plough which was under-sized but I was assured was adequate--which it was not. It gave us many a sleepless night but used in tandem with a forty-five pound claw it held most times. The claw was a better anchor, but in hard mud would grab a big ball of it and then if it came free it would not re-set.

Since the Mansons--no further troubles at all--but to stop the boat sailing back and forth across the tide it is often necessary to stream a drogue or so set my second anchor astern.

Since I bought the Mansons I have not had any anchor alarms going off. The Manson Supreme I use may be a bit of over-kill--a forty-five pounds one might well suffice--but peace of mind is priceless. The Manson is one of the better anchors one could choose and I have no problems recommending them. For their weight they hold better than most.
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Hi eric my girl is 7 ton with a full keel and lots of windage aloft,twin furlers.
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Hi eric my girl is 7 ton with a full keel and lots of windage aloft,twin furlers.
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