OK So I was really bored today and while cleaning
the garage I found myself staring at some of my anchors. I have been using a Manson Supreme as my primary anchor
but had never noticed how much surface area this little 25lb anchor
had when compared to a 25 lb. CQR
, and a 35 lb. Spade. I took a picture because I found it very interesting. It's no wonder the 25 lb. Manson holds so well it's the size of most 35 lb. anchors in terms of pure surface area. It can be lighter because it does not need the added lead tip weight like both the CQR
and the Spade yet it weighs a full 10 lbs. less! The 25 lb. Manson Supreme dwarfs the 25 lb. CQR and is the same size as a 35 lb Spade! My 35 lb Delta
Fast Set is similar in surface area to the Manson but my my 33 lb. Bruce has even less surface area than my 25 lb CQR. They are not pictured because they are currently under shrik wrap because I loaned them to friends seeing as I was not using them.
If surface area is what holds your boat
once the anchor is set why pay good money
to be hauling up unnecessary added lead weight and straining your back??? Wouldn't it be a better idea to buy a Rocna
or a Manson Supreme? This is why Craig Smith (of Rocna) says his prices are competitive. They are competitive because you cant compare a 35lb CQR to a 35lb Rocna! A 25 lb Rocna
is closer in surface area to a 35 pound CQR so you only need a 25lb instead of a 35lb...... I don't own a Rocna but do think the anchor is a winner. If my less expensive Rocna knock off can beat all my other anchors, even though it weighs significantly less than them, than the real Rocna must really perform!
Dont get me wrong the Spade is my back up anchor and the Fortress
pictured is my dedicated stern anchor & no I would never use it as a primary. The CQR, well, it just collects dust along side my aluminum
Spade A-80 because they just can't compete with the Manson or the steel