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Old 02-05-2007, 22:49   #1
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The "BEST" anchor

Ok guys, everybody has an opinion on this one so lets hear it.
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:26   #2
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For some it just might be the BANK..Mudnut.
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Old 03-05-2007, 15:52   #3
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I don't think there is one or at least I don't think that "one" anchor alone would be the best choice leaving all the rest up in the air. I would have at least three and at least two complete rodes with at least one all chain.

I think you need to take a bigger picture look at the whole system. You have rode, windlass, and anchors to consider so that you end up with a total package. All these need to proper sizes for the boat you will use and the waters you will frequent. The last part that is important is the money. The anchors alone won't be the majority of the cost.
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This subject has been disccussed at great length so a little searching might turn up a lot of info.
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Old 03-05-2007, 18:27   #5
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The one attached to chain that doesn't drag in a particulat sea bottom.
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I'm glad no one's actually turning this into another anchor thread. Unless we will also go over guns, disposable vs. cloth diapers, staying or leaving in Iraq, and religion, all in this thread. :-)
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The best anchor and the best boat, is the one that is paid for.

That being said, I just ordered a Rocna...Have heard the buzz and read the reports, finally ordered one.

(Actually ordered 2, my buddy had made the same conclusion so we combined the order, 5% discount for 2 Rocnas.)

I did a bit of homework before I picked up the phone and shelled out good dough for these "newbie" anchor thingies, but I am confident I will sleep good in the future.

Will keep ya posted: Going for the Exumas in June: Plan to anchor about 40 times on the trip. There will be some squalls involved, some current and some bad holding grund..Normal sailing and island hopping in other words...Full report will follow.

Stay tuned.
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Old 03-05-2007, 23:09   #8
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Your choice, you need to sleep. No boat mentioned or cruising grounds or ground types.
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Old 03-05-2007, 23:44   #9
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HUH..?

No boat mentioned?
Look to the left under my avatar/profile: CSY 33 Cutter.

Cruising grounds? Bahamas...didn't I said that?

Ground types...?
Sand in the Bahamas...If that is a news flash and a surprise, be careful out there....
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Old 04-05-2007, 00:50   #10
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So far.....my one. But maybe I'm biased ;-) :-)


hmmm, baits in the water, I wonder if I'll get a bite :-)
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Who needs an arse kicking for that thread title

Oh well, stock up the beer fridge and sit back to watch the fireworks. Hope we get something new this time.

All the best gents, I hope all make it out the other side
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CYS Man - Sorry, I should have refered to the first post.

I have a Super Max 12, an 18 pound anchor. My other anchor was a 13 pound West Marine fluke that I could not get to set at over 2500 rpm's with my Merc 50 bigfoot 14 X 10 prop. I can get the Super Max to set at 4200 rpm's (1000 pounds of pull?) without draging in Fl and Bimini sand/mud. Suggest that you take a look. Just keep the scope at 3 to 1 or less.

I do not think that it is being stocked outside the USA.
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