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Old 08-08-2008, 16:24   #136
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1/2 the weight will appeal to everyone, especially us old buggers with suspect backs.
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Old 08-08-2008, 18:34   #137
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1/2 the weight will appeal to everyone, especially us old buggers with suspect backs.
Yea.

And when will the Spectra chain be on the market???
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Old 08-08-2008, 19:06   #138
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but if you set a pile of anchors and then leave them for 2 days before loading them the numbers will be different.
Yup, sounds about right and if ya leave them for another 2 weeks they will really dig in.

I prefer the high-power-reverse way of setting as the big squall may pop up 0200 (AM for the Yanks) with 45 knots wind and no time to wait for 2 days so the ancient CQR or the wimpy Bruce can dig in and earn their keep.

Had my Rocna for a bit more than a year and it seems to do much better than any other anchor I have ever used.
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Old 08-08-2008, 20:52   #139
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Just a taste to wet your whistle. This is only one of a couple but the most interesting we think. It certainly get the big numbers and a has a couple for trick bits as you can see. Fitting? Should be OK, at least no rollbar so that's one bonus if you have a bowsprit.

Looking forward to one other anchor manufacturer pointing out all it's 'flaws', real or imagined, if you know what I mean
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Old 08-08-2008, 22:54   #140
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Gmac, is this NZ designed but built in China??
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Old 08-08-2008, 23:20   #141
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No china connection at all as far as I know. There is an interesting story behind it but I'm not supposed to say anything for a couple of weeks, so you'll just have to hold your waters for a moment.

You're thinking of another anchor, to which I'm lead to believe the answer is - yes they are now. As is a Supreme like knock-off and now even Spade knock-offs.
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Gmac, I will await their arrival and come down and have a look when they are available.
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Old 09-08-2008, 14:54   #143
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So that is copying Rocna, Manson, hydrobuble and Spade by the looks of it. I can see bits of all four in there.
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The Spade connection looks pretty obvious, but it also seem a bit rough around the edges?

Would be intersting to see a direct comparison between all the "new" anchors and leave out the old farts.
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The "Raya Anchor"

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Now that the Raya anchor is out there, what can you tell us about it.

http://www.ancoralatina.com/acolhime...me%20page.html
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Interesting. Looks vaguely like an XYZ. The light weight and price are appealing.
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I just installed a Rocna 40 (88 lbs.) on a Catana 431, at the owner's request. I use a Rocna 15 on my Searunner 40.
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As this is a Rocna thread the Raya chat has been moved to here -

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Roy - a 15 Rocna on a 40ft Multi. That's not as big as many would suggest to use. As I think many are fitting some Rocnas that are just bigger than they need to be, 2 qustions for you if I may.

What rode do you have behind it and how have you found the set-up on you boat??
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Gmac, I previously used a 20 lb. plow, 50 ' of 5/16" BBB chain and 300' of 5/8" nylon braid. I now use 1/4" high test chain (300'), stowed amidships, connected to the 15 kg. Rocna. I may stow another, heavier Rocna in the bilge, but carrying that much weight forward on a boat that weighs 12,000 lbs is asking for bad motion. I carry two additional anchor rodes always set up in deck wet lockers fore and aft. The stern uses a 12 lb. Hi tensile Danforth, and the other is available since I dumped my two plows.
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This was the recomendation for my 50ft (8500kg disp) powercat when it goes in

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I think we'd recommend a Rocna 25 (55lb) for your cat. Our sizing is conservative and this will be adequate in all conditions. Please take a look at the note concerning sizing on our website (under "sizing recommendations"). You can downgrade to the 20 (44lbs) if you wish but this is getting very marginal for a 50' cat, no matter the displacement.
If going a plough (which I am not) I was looking at 80lb plus

Interesting to see Manson site still recomends an 80lb Supreme, yet the Oz supplier said 45lb would do

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