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Old 20-11-2015, 12:16   #61
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the "right" size anchor is the largest one you can comfortably handle. You may want to consider the Manson as an alternative to the Rocna.
I totally agree with that "right size" statement I'd go one size up if I thought I could actually handle that, but since I'm usually sailing solo and have to use good old fashioned arm muscles when anchoring, I feel the 22lbs is the best way to go.

I've seen the Manson anchor, but they're not easy to come by here in the Netherlands. Also checked out the Mantus anchor, same thing. So I decided on Rocna; it should do the job and is available pretty much everywhere here
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You may want to consider the Manson as an alternative to the Rocna. It is made in New Zealand, so no worries about Chinese steel.
Being made in NZ does not guarantee it's made with Kiwi steel; the steel could come from anywhere. It's interesting to note that New Zealand Steel, which bills itself as the "country's sole producer of flat rolled steel" does not mention Manson as a client. And not all opinions of Manson are positive: About the Manson Supreme Anchor
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Rocna was purchased by Canada Metal about 2 years ago. They are produced in China in their totally owned factories with good quality control.
At the time of purchase all existing stock was destroyed and they started fresh. There have been no problems as far as I know since then.


I use a 33lb Rocna on a 27' boat but a 22 is about right for a 29' boat.
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I have a relatively new 45 lb rocna. Looks like great build quality. My older boat had a mantus 35. Interestingly, i found the mantus jerked my old boat to a stop more abruptly than the rocna does with my current boat. Consistent with wider rollbar angle and probably faster setting. But I am very happy with the rocna and the extra 2 feet to set is likely not significant at all. I just didn't like the look of the HUGE rollbar on the mantus and feared it would hit my bow pulpit.



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While I think the Mantus is a good anchor I wouldn't want a take-a-part anchor unless I actually wanted to store it below in pieces. For a main, always on the bow I think a one piece anchor is a better choice.
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Being made in NZ does not guarantee it's made with Kiwi steel; the steel could come from anywhere. It's interesting to note that New Zealand Steel, which bills itself as the "country's sole producer of flat rolled steel" does not mention Manson as a client. And not all opinions of Manson are positive: About the Manson Supreme Anchor

Right on cue there Craig.

I doubt Manson would buy enough steel to rate a mention from NZS...

Good to see a link to a nice balanced unbiased and impartial no dog in the fight site bagging the Manson..... oh no!...can it be? Was it written by Smith the Elder!!!

I'm having a deja vu moment all over again here....
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Right on cue there Craig.

I doubt Manson would buy enough steel to rate a mention from NZS...

Good to see a link to a nice balanced unbiased and impartial no dog in the fight site bagging the Manson..... oh no!...can it be? Was it written by Smith the Elder!!!

I'm having a deja vu moment all over again here....
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I'm about to buy a 22 lbs Rocna for my 29' Ohlson. It's been suggested more then once I might want to buy an anchor "for the boat you have, not the one you want" - as in, 'you silly girl, that's way too big an anchor!'.

Let them laugh, I say It's the correct size for my boat, and this piece of steal is all that's going to keep my little plastic home away from the rocks etc. I'd go one size up before going one size down any day.
It depends "a bit" on what you want to do with the boat, but 22lbs is nowhere near an oversize anchor for a 29' if the idea is any weather anchoring...
I used a 25lbs CQR all around the world on my 30' with up to 70m of 10mm chain. I always felt the anchor was a bit small, but you don't argue with success. I watched some 45-footers dragging all over the place and getting pushed on the beaches with the same chain and various 45lbs anchors in Patagonia and Antarctica.
Put a good chain on it and you should find that it is pretty adequate.

I used to deal with my ground tackle by hand down to about 10-12m. Beyond this I used a manual windlass.

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Right on cue there Craig.

I doubt Manson would buy enough steel to rate a mention from NZS...

Good to see a link to a nice balanced unbiased and impartial no dog in the fight site bagging the Manson..... oh no!...can it be? Was it written by Smith the Elder!!!

I'm having a deja vu moment all over again here....
I give. Who's Craig?

Does it matter if the article is written by Peter Smith? Is there anything factually incorrect in what he wrote?
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All this hoha on this anchor! Ok, I bought a 44lb one today. Didn't have a 7/16 clevis so I have a stainless shackle temp.

I sure hope it is everything folks say it is. I have only drug once in 2 years but that was one hairy night.
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All this hoha on this anchor! Ok, I bought a 44lb one today. Didn't have a 7/16 clevis so I have a stainless shackle temp.

I sure hope it is everything folks say it is. I have only drug once in 2 years but that was one hairy night.

yeah, likewise when I drink too much I have hairy nights.
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