Delta made in china
verses Supreme made in NZ explains the price
difference. They are literally giving Deltas away here at the moment. They are being rolled by the new ones and the copies out of china
. The copies are pretty much identical, some actually slightly better, and about 25% of the Delta price
I was playing with some anchors last week with Seafox in mind. I just can't understand why he's having the issues. And I am surprised and un-impressed with Mansons response to him. I do know they can't get their head
around his issue either but I would have thought they would at least swap that anchor for another just to see if Seafoxs specific anchor was somehow different. I've chatted with Seafox and he's not doing anything out of the ordinary so it does seem to be a very anchor specific issue for sure.
MKB53, I really would consider a new gen anchor before a Delta or plow. The benifits are definatly there. The price comments I must admit to finding hard to understand, doesn't an anchor help keep you alive while you are asleep? I would have thought a couple of $100, if that, would be worth the extra peace of mind. But strangely you are far from alone. We often get people skimping on anchors so they can go from a 30 to 36" flat screen
. To me that just seems very wrong but personal choice I suppose.
If a weight challanged multi I'd be considering a Raya hard. Same blade area as say the Rocnas and Mansons but with less weight. The Raya team have sussed where the big loads are so made those bits super strong and where the loads are lower they adjust the metal to suit hence resulting in the same performance yet with a nice weight saving. Swap the saved weight to chain length and it's only good. The Raya has the added benefit of a very good attachment point it you want to tandem and the abilty to 'set' it for mud and other very soft bottom types.
I don't think I'd be going any bigger than a 20kg. In the new gen range 20kg is a BIG anchor for a light 36fter. I'd be thinking more a 16kg if talking new gen anchors. Using weight wrongly really as these anchors aren't really weight based designs.
10mm chain = no bigger. Some nice weight savings if you dropped to a G40 8mm though. 0.9kg per meter lighter so save weight or add length, I'd add length myself. G40 8mm has a break load of 4000kg so will exceed most anchors holding loads comfortably. Gyspy size warning here, as in what have you got and will another chain fit.
Swivels are needed in some rodes but not in all of them. They do do a necessary job in some cases. The key thing is to get a good one. I didn't see any photo
so can't comment on what one you have. Generally a good swivel is 4 times stronger than the shackles most people use when talking equivalent sizing.
For example a commercial
shackle (which most people use) for 10mm chain i.e a 12mm shackle has a WLL in the region of 500kg, they wonder around that number. The swivel we would suggest to use has a WLL of 1850kg. It's actually marked as 1250kg but that is with a 6:1 safety
margin. Both are rated at 4:1 safety
margin. So in that case the BREAK load of the shackle is pretty much the same as the WLL of the swivel. But not all swivels are created equal so be careful and it's possible, probable, you can't use that swivel load with the one you have.
If you are going to go shackle use a Van Besst Green Pin or a Crosby red pin. They are batch tested and have huge loads for their size. Mouse well and check often.
Good to see you thinking, I wish more would.