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Old 03-03-2017, 07:13   #31
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Re: Old Boat, New Anchor

Here are a couple of pictures of our new anchor, a Sarca Excel. It's made in Australia by Anchor Right. The only North American distributor is, Ground Tackle Marine in British Columbia CA. All that being said, even after the purchase price and shipping from Canada's west coast to Ohio, the total cost was considerably less than a Spade. I made my decision after watching the anchor videos on you tube by, S/V Delos. I don't think we will be disappointed.
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:17   #32
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I meant to say the videos on you tube were from S/V Panope. Sorry about the mix up.
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Old 05-03-2017, 16:03   #33
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Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/252558496396

Delta style works great, and look at this price!
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Old 05-03-2017, 16:06   #34
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Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/191972233514

And 66lbs.
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Old 06-03-2017, 17:30   #35
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For our 47'x13'9" Kaufman 47 cutter that weighs 30k light ...

.... right now where we are and not having the windlass installed, we use our Fortress FX-37. It works great in our muck and sandy clay bottoms here in New Orleans.
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I have an FX-37 that I consider too small for our 15 ton cutter, Kelley-Peterson 44. I carry an FX-85 as second to our 30k Bruce. But chain makes a difference. I use the lighter G4 5/16" chain and your heavier chain will add to your anchor's holding power.

A friend saw a Cousteau research vessel near Cap Horn with a 25 pound CQR that didn't look like much. But they used 1/2" chain(!) and said it held them wherever they went.
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I have a new to me 41 Ketch, 25,000 lbs. I'm thinking the 65lb. would be the all around go to anchor. Am I on track ?
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Of course, there's not much way to answer without knowing what anchor you're thinking about. A 60 pound Fortress would hold a battleship. And whether you use all-chain and what size chain affect your anchor's abilities.

I use all-chain and use an anchor a size larger than rated for my vessel. And I do not ever use a "lunch hook"; a light anchor for quick stops. If you anchor with a light anchor, the day will come when you must dingy ashore for 15 minutes and you will find yourself ashore for hours - worrying about your boat because a breeze came up.
Windlasses hardly feel your main anchor; the chain weighs more. Always use your main anchor. The only small anchor I carry is a 4 pound Bruce for our dingy.
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I'll chime in on loving the Mantus. I was a fairly early adopter, and switched over from the CQR with delight. Having dragged that CQR too many times, I have never, ever, not once, had the Mantus drag.We've gone around Van Isle and had all the usual windy conditions one encounters in year-round cruising around the Salish Sea. Ours is not oversized, being a 35# on our 16,000# Gulf 32. I use 120' of chain, and several hundred more of heavy line, and find that the vast majority of our anchoring here in the NW is in depths less than 40! It is nice to put out 130 or so feet of rode and get to the three strand, so the chain is not on the windlass and the noise is not transmitted.

Anyway, the Mantus is such an incredible improvement over the Bruce and CQR's I've had, that as I walk marinas here in the NW I am stunned to see the majority of boats still hanging them off the bow. Then again, most of these boats never anchor. By far the most harrowing stories I have heard had to do with anchors dragging, and they were never a Mantus or Rocna. Insurance companies should require them!
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