Thanks for the greeting.
Actually, West Marine
sizes the Rocna 10 (22 lb) for boats of 23 to 36 feet. The MacGregor
is at the low end of that range, but with only a water
ballast system and a dagger board and with its high freeboard, the boat likes to move even with the sails
down. After dragging a Danforth anchor
while overnighting in a rocky cove and having to motor
back at 3 AM, I wanted a better anchor for the rocky conditions here. I can handle the 22 lbs, even without a windlass
, so I decided that bigger in this case was better.
I have only used the Rocna once, but I read a lot about it before purchasing
. I recommend a book called The Complete Anchoring
Handbook by Poiraud et al. which talks about the new generation roll-bar anchors including the Rocna (and everything else you EVER wanted to know about anchoring). The Rocna anchor has an attachment point for buoy retrieval, which makes it very easy to pull up, and attachment points for a tandem anchor and for securing to a bow roller. They advertise that the anchor sets very quickly - that was my experience the first and only time I used it. In the end, the design of the Rocna just made sense to me.