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Old 17-10-2012, 11:43   #31
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Re: Delta Anchor Bent

Come on guys, it's obvious from the picture of the anchor on the bow what the problem was/is... It's way too shiny...It's obviously intended to look good on the bow, not work well underwater, where it's not visible, haha..but seriously.......
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Old 17-10-2012, 12:34   #32
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Re: Delta Anchor Bent

Been there, done that. I own a bent 25kg Delta anchor. It's in my lazarette, and I guess I should get on with it and either sell it, give it away, or dump it overboard.

It didn't get bent on the seabed however -- rather, in an unpleasant encounter with a pile in Poole Harbour . . .
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But anchors do just bend now and then. I have seen many bent and of all makes. A rock, a tight cable, a single wave that lifts the bow and that's that - Delta, Rocna or titanium CQR ;-).

If yours is bent - just replace it and that's that.

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Weeell, I found they did not hold well anyway. I graduated from a Delta 50# which was totally unreliable to an 88# only to find our boat slipping in 20K wind. Bottom was most likely ell grass, scope over 5. OH and of course, the only times I have ever had an anchor slip occured between 1-4AM.

Now my 80# Supreme.... well that sucker holds and I am not trying to get another "my anchor is better than yours" thread started.

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Re: Delta Anchor Bent

I have a very small aperture through the bowsprit to accept the anchor shank. Can't get most anchors through there, the shanks are too tall.

But the Spade has a three piece triangular shank that has is fairly low, if wide. I have seen other boats of similar sprit design that ended up with a Spade for the same reason.

But.........the upshot is that the Spade shank is relatively reinforced in the sideways direction. Never saw them make a point of it, but now that you bring up the bending thing............
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Old 17-10-2012, 19:07   #36
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Re: Delta Anchor Bent

If our Lewmar 75 pound CQR ever needs replacement, I plan on buying a 99 pound Ultra Anchor which has a lifetime warranty.

It seems to me that your 44 pound Delta might be a little undersized for your boat.
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Re: Delta Anchor Bent

The problem with S/S anchors is S/S is much softer. It shouldn't be that hard to bend the achor back to the original state. It will bend again, but it won't rust as quickly as galvinized. If you are able secure the anchor, then using a 10 ft pipe on the attach point, you should be able to bend it back into shape without much problem. There are always give and takes to everything. Giving 3-4 times the price of a galvinized anchor for a S/S one and then finding out it isn't as good , except it looks pretty, is a bummer.
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Didn't you know that, that S/S anchor was not ment to be used. It's kind of like having a trophy wife. They are great to look at but hell to live with.
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