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Old 06-01-2019, 16:15   #346
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Avery anchor with a roll-bar,*due to a fluke shape, will*pop-out/fly-out from sand when*overpowered on a sudden impact at 20° of a straight direction.*Anchor's roll-bar prevents deep setting pushing the front tip up!*

Those are mechanical/scientific facts, we should accept them*unless*we are*sentimentally*attached*or a*producer*of a roll-bar anchor.

And, IF that's true, then I'm smarter than I look, cause my NG anchor doesn't have a roll bar. And it keeps digging in and holding...
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Old 06-01-2019, 16:20   #347
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Or... you could refer to any amount of empiric and actual knowledge on videos/photos of anchors setting threads.

But I also know I’m responding to some trolling by someone who registered for CF a few days ago to stir the pot.

I think you're right, cause all I hear are crickets from 999999....
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Old 18-01-2019, 04:07   #348
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This thread contains excellent information and videos of anchors setting and how they set. There is another thread that contains pictures of anchors setting and that thread also contains excellent information. Here is a link to the other thread:

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Previously, I posted some Videos of anchors setting over in Noelex's "Photos of Anchors Setting thread". I have another new video so I thought I would start this thread to keep all the videos in one place.

Others with video footage of anchor use should feel free to add them if they wish.

I will keep testing and filming different anchors as they become available to me.

This week, an acquaintance loaned to me a Fortress FX-16 anchor weighing in at 10 pounds. This was my first hands-on experience with a fortress anchor and I was very eager to see if it would live up to the great reputation that these anchors enjoy.

And live up it did! I gave it the full, abusive torture treatment that the other anchors received. The anchor set immediately and repeatedly brought Panope to abrupt halts from as much as 3.6 knots.

I have been wanting to add a Fortress anchor to my arsenal for some time but I figured this 10 pounder would be under sized. After this test, I quickly realized that this is just what I need for a stern/rowable anchor. Ended up buying this anchor from the person who loaned it for the test.

Steve

Just to say Tank you very much!!


One of the very few series of realy indipendent anchors tests,

and very well done!
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Old 19-01-2019, 01:18   #349
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Thanks, Black Eagle.

Glad you enjoyed it.

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Steve, Let me echo the service that you have given the boating community. Thanks you.

The real benefit I see is not so much which anchor is the best. That is a very hard question and varies from anchorage to anchorage.

But rather to show that the new generation of anchors are really (really, really) much better than older generation of anchors.

Looking at your videos or Nolex's photos Who in their right mind can suggest that a CQR is "good enough". Or even a Delta for that matter.

A friend who is in town on "vacation" from the South Pacific notes that people are changing out their older generation anchors for new generation (Mantus, Ronca et al) anchors. And that only the Luddites are keeping their CQR.

Thank you for your service to the community!
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Steve, Let me echo the service that you have given the boating community. Thanks you.

The real benefit I see is not so much which anchor is the best. That is a very hard question and varies from anchorage to anchorage.

But rather to show that the new generation of anchors are really (really, really) much better than older generation of anchors.

Looking at your videos or Nolex's photos Who in their right mind can suggest that a CQR is "good enough". Or even a Delta for that matter.

A friend who is in town on "vacation" from the South Pacific notes that people are changing out their older generation anchors for new generation (Mantus, Ronca et al) anchors. And that only the Luddites are keeping their CQR.

Thank you for your service to the community!



I concur. I researched for a while, but Steve's videos were the final straw that convinced me to change over from a CQR to a Spade. My old anchor only failed to grab once, while I was anchoring, and held on the second attempt, but I do sleep much better now. I still have my CQR...in my basement
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Bravo Steve. Together with Noelex’s photos of anchors thread this is the best real world, unbiased information anywhere about anchoring and the behavior of different anchor types. Thanks to you and to Noelex.
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Re: Videos of Anchors Setting

Thanks also for the kind comments.

I echo the sentiments about Steve’s videos. A wonderful resource.

Watching anchors perform underwater, the good designs are very obvious.

For my own part I will continue with the photos, but the air temperature where we are currently cruising is only a little above freezing on the better days, so this will have to wait until we move to warmer climates.
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Thanks, everybody.

Noelex, I'm looking forward to your return to warmer conditions and continuing your anchor photo research.

In the meanwhile, can you give us an update on how things are going with the new boat? I'm especially curious about condensation control while living aboard in cold climate.

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I concur. I researched for a while, but Steve's videos were the final straw that convinced me to change over from a CQR to a Spade. My old anchor only failed to grab once, while I was anchoring, and held on the second attempt, but I do sleep much better now. I still have my CQR...in my basement


If you can’t bring yourself to throw it out, it can be a good conversation piece as a sculpture in your garden...

I’ve got an old fisherman’s anchor that’s too small and unwieldy for my boat out in my flower garden and after awhile it blends in and looks like it belongs there.
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In the meanwhile, can you give us an update on how things are going with the new boat? I'm especially curious about condensation control while living aboard in cold climate.

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Thanks Steve.
I have written a long post about our steps to reduce condensation. To avoid derailing this great thread I have posted here:
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