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Old 13-12-2008, 04:27   #46
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Hi, Joćo
Thanks, its a Fortress look alike 20KG.

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Old 14-12-2008, 18:04   #47
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its a Fortress look alike 20KG.
Hi Paul and thanks to you too for your answer.

I suppose it is a "Fortress" look alike in steel? as aluminun doesn't need to be galvanised?

As the Fortress is a "Danforth" look alike in Aluminum, I believe your steel anchor should be then a Danforth?

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Old 14-12-2008, 18:14   #48
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You doing stainless ones yet?
Hi Gmac,

We already have done a couple of stainless anchors, and we surely should made them as the local market here is mostly "lanchas" (motor boats) which want shinning anchors..

The only point now is that, since the introduction of our new steel anchor, we have been very very busy just making them..

But please, be just a little bit patient, it's just a question of time..

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Old 14-12-2008, 18:45   #49
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Huh...?

Where did that come from?

Never heard it before, anchored in the Bahamas 100s of times.
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Hi Paul and thanks to you too for your answer.

I suppose it is a "Fortress" look alike in steel? as aluminun doesn't need to be galvanised?

As the Fortress is a "Danforth" look alike in Aluminum, I believe your steel anchor should be then a Danforth?

Safe anchoring,

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Hi, Joćo
Thank you, I Didn’t now that! Its a Danforth look alike 20KG.

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Old 19-12-2008, 11:45   #51
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Today I received my 55Kg Rocna and just had to share a photo. Notice the bow attached. It is my Xmas present.
So far I can report it must be the best anchor in the world because it has not dragged even once.
I will report properly when a few gales have been through and I promise factual reporting of real world performance.
I can say already that it does set different to the old plough. The plough needed careful setting with a very gradual increase in pressure to get it to burry. As an experiment I simply reversed back on the Rocna, as others have reported, it set immediately with a jolt. The plough would have definitely skipped along the sea bed with that sort of treatment.
Please note as a disclaimer the Rocna is one size larger than the plough it replaces (121lb verses 80lb) and is considerably oversize for my 47 foot 14 ton yacht.
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Congratulations....I'm looking forward to getting mine...but am a little worried now that it may be a bit small.
I've ordered the 33KG for my 48ft 19 ton boat with lots of free board.
One reason I went that small was because my roller is closed across the top. The shank was to thick.
That’s a wonderful picture, thanks, and Merry Christmas
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James, I don't think you'll find the 33k to be too small for your boat. My boat specs at 46' 15 tons and it's quite happy with the 25k. Noelex is just soooooooo over the top that he's making the rest of us insecure.

Noelex, having the same problem with my Rocna testing program. I've had my new toy a month now, and the wind refuses to blow whenever I drop the hook. So far, anyway. Merry Christmas!
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Congratulations.
Thanks James. I was a bit worried it would not fit on my Yacht. It is hard to simulate how it will roll off the bow roller despite downloading the template from the Rocna website (and rummaging in all the local rubbish bins to find some thick cardboard to make up a mock up. I felt like a homless person, but who keeps cardboard on a boat.). I am pleased to say the fit looks perfect. My wife said it is made for the boat.
If you want any measurments or more photos let me know, but consider I have gone for a size that according to the web site will hold a light displacment 80 foot boat in 50K winds. The 55 is overkill for my yacht. I am lucky the PO has built the yacht with blue water cruising in mind everything is oversize so a large anchor fits the bow roller OK.
Merry Xmas to you as well. I hope Santa finds your chimney and delivers some nice presents.
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Noelex is just soooooooo over the top that he's making the rest of us insecure.
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Merry Xmas. I will let my wife know I am making other men feel insecure.
Please no comments about: The bigger the anchor the smaller the....
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Thanks guys...I feel better about my choice....for the record Roca recomended the 40KG.
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True but they only use one sided ploughs, put two together and the forces that cause them to dig in are now opposed so it wants to keep digging in and now you have an anchor
As a post tater farmer... I had a 2 edged plow. It was used to plant potatoes. Then another one came right behind it and since it was the opposite, covered the furrow back over. The angle of attack of the plw share tot eh angle of the shank or long bar thingy, is the key in this. By adjusting hte angle of the shank and share, you can set the depth of the furrow. I have a 45 adn 35 CQR. I know their shortfalls, I know their strengths. I have a 85hp on my boat. After setting teh anchor, I run it up to 3/4 throttle and let it hold for at least a minute before I figure it is set. Yes, I have had problems yanking it back out a few times, but sleep alot better this way. Dragging alarms are great, I just hope I don't ever forget to set mine and never want it to go off.
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