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Old 30-11-2009, 17:10   #1
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Question Stockless (Patent) Anchor

As far as I can see (and perhaps you've also observed that) most of the professional/commercial industry appears to be using the stockless anchor as the one below. They seem to be going back to a 19th century patent. These also happen to be rather affordable.

Marketing blather aside, is anyone (recreational) using these? Pros/Cons? Have they come up in comparative tests?

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I've wondered about that also. Seems to be what inspired the lightweight Danforth without the drawbacks....
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In "The Compleat Cruiser", Herreshoff has nothing but bad things to say about Stockless Patent anchors. I assume he's referring to the same design?
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Weld or bolt a half-round piece of barstock on the top and you'll have the latest competitor to the Rocna and Manson. Of course, then you'll have to polish it and up the price by $500. LOL!
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I loved that book... always wanted one of those little yawls. I wonder if MR Herreschoff was promoting his Herreschoff anchor? (Now: Paul Luke)
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Stockless anchors fit better up against the side of a hull at the end of the hawse pipe. Weight is not as much of a concern either with ships as it is with recreational boats. Additionally, the weight reduces the chances of the anchor jamming up inside the hawse pipe. An anchor with little weight and a large surface area would be a nuisance in heavy seas as the ship pitches into the swell and the seas hit the anchor causing it to move slightly.

Given their weight per amount of surface area (holding power), they are not one of the better designs for recreational boats but are fine for ships with hawse pipes.
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That rode doesn't look very strong!
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