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Old 09-08-2010, 11:58   #1
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My boat came with a 45lb Danforth and a 65 Lb Bruce. Someone just gave me a 35 lb Delta. Its supposed to be rated for up to a 60' vessel, but boy does it look small. I am probably going to get rid of one, I don't need close to 150 lbs living near the bows. All suggestions and comments are welcome. Thanks!
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I was perfectly satisfied with a 35#Delta on our C&C29 (28'-6" LOA, 6800 Lbs Displ), and would have used it as a lunch hook up to a typical 40 footer.
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Old 09-08-2010, 13:13   #3
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Thanks Gord. I would agree, except I have a 46 foot cat!
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My boat came with a 45lb Danforth and a 65 Lb Bruce. Someone just gave me a 35 lb Delta. Its supposed to be rated for up to a 60' vessel, but boy does it look small. I am probably going to get rid of one, I don't need close to 150 lbs living near the bows. All suggestions and comments are welcome. Thanks!
The delta is the best anchor of the 3, but 35lb is too small for your sized vessel.
If forced to select one of the three, the 65lb Bruce would be my pick, but an appropriately sized modern anchor such as a Rocna, Manson supreme or Spade would be a much better choice. Team this up with an aluminium Fortress for a kedge if money is no object (and it should not be, if you anchor overnight)
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... I have a 46 foot cat!
So I noticed, and chose my wording accordingly.
It's a great anchor; but, not for you.
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Old 09-08-2010, 19:28   #6
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Full Sail,

You will sleep well at night with a Rocna Model 33 which is 73 lb or 33 kg.
http://www.rocna.com/kb/Fountaine_Pajot_Bahia_46

Keep the 45lb Danforth and remove the 65lb Bruce.

I have been using a Rocna Model 20 which is 45 lb on a FP Mahe 36 for this season and I have been very happy with it and boy does it park you when you back down on it.

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Thanks everyone, and thanks cotemar. That was the way I was leaning after the other comments...now ... anyone looking for a couple of anchors???
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I would have recommended a Bruce several years ago. I used both a 33 and a 44# with a Hunter 30. Here in Massachusetts the bottoms where most anchors drop are now loaded with ell grass. Neither of my Bruce anchors would hold in ell grass. They would grab making one believe the anchor was set but! Every time I put a load on the anchor using the motor, the Bruce would pull about 50+#s of bottom up with the anchor, one big ball of grass. My advice--- be careful using a Bruce in ell grass.

I just installed an 88# Delta on my 40' Silverton aftcabin power boat. I purchased the Delta from Defender where I found the best price. My take is the Delta provides the highest pounds/buck so I grossly overkilled my anchor needs with the 88. But I should sleep well at night.

I am not putting the Rocna nor the Manson down by any means. They are just too expensive for me.

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I'm kinda in the same boat...

Our Bahia came with a CQR Clone that sucks, and am looking at the Rocna or Delta.
I'm not sure if the Delta (44lbs or maybe 55lbs) will even fit in the anchor hole.
Do you know what size they had in the picture of the Rocna, from reading it looks like we need the 55lbs, 73lbs or even 88lbs (was leaning to the 73lbs for security).

Do all the FP's use the same anchor roller hole?

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Do all the FP's use the same anchor roller hole?
Don't know, but the Delta 44 fits (and works) fine on a Belize.
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Is the Bruce in the same size hole as the Delta? My 66lb knockoff BRUCE & 55 DELTA both fit in the same size hole. If you are going to buy new. I would go with a new generation over the Delta. Maine Sail has some great You Tube videos on anchors.

The knockoff Bruce is hard to retrieve in mud. The Danforth will be even harder. I have stayed stuck to the bottom in up to 60 knots with both. I am also on a 46ft cat with a bit more windage...i2f
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Looks like I have a guy coming by tomorrow with the Racna 44kg (88lbs) to see if it fits in the hole.

I figured, we'll be well over-sized and ready for...?... something.

My only concern is that the windless might be undersized now.

Btw, our second anchor is a Danforth, and since our CQR clone sucks so badly, it's been our primary anchor.

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Got the Rocna 44kg, fit in the hole perfectly.
So far a mixed review from me on it, we dragged a little (20 feet) in really soft sand overnight. It seems the very strong current was undermining the anchor. We moved to a deeper section of the anchorage tonight and I'm hopping the current will be much less.

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Old 23-01-2012, 13:38   #14
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Re: Anchors

I plopped on a Rocna 45kg I think it is. Not on boat so unable to check. Tied onto 12mm chain x 60 metres.
Only complaint is we usually have to drive over the thing to break it out it sticks so well.
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Russell,

You must have a 40kg Rocna, which is well oversized for your 15.5 ton boat.
They do not make a 45kg Rocna.
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