ROCNA!!! ROCNA!!! RAH!! RAH!! RAH!!
Bull stuff! I was thrilled when I came across this thread. For a while it seemed that I should rent out my wife to obtain the ridiculous number of US bucks needed to purchase
a Rocna. Heck, everybody should get $crewed!
No, I don't own a sailboat...........anymore that is. I currently own a 40' Silverton aftcabin completely enclosed in canvas
so in some ways, I guess I do have a sailbaot of sorts.
First I want to address ell grass
here in Massachusetts
. In past years I used a 33# Bruce and later moved to a 44# Bruce. Those anchors held my 30' Hunter
sailboat like a death grip. That is until we started to find large quantities of ell grass
growing around here. The 44# Bruce would pick up about 100#s of grass and lost
. It just would not hold my 25K+#s Silverton. So I graduated to a 55# Delta
That turned out to be a dog also but maybe the Captain
had something to do with the problems. Held great in sand and grass but not so good in soft mud. Anyway, I had great apprehensions that caused lost sleep at anchor. Soooo I thought about the Manson or Rocan along with the a few other anchors including the SuperMax. I never found a harsh word written about the Rocna or Manson..... but the cost!!! Looked unreal but it was certainly real money
they wanted. The Rocna remined me of an old Volkswagon I owned, everybody wanted one because it supposedly answered all reliability
issued ever invented my auto manufacturers. Yes, I got sucked into purchasing
one of those pigs along with many others. I still have a broken piston from that pig sitting on my desk. Now the Rocna is joining the large group of popular anchors that lack guaranteed holding capability. What is the world coming to???
Back to my Delta
choice. I selected and purchased today a used 88# Delta because of its size! Heck, the thing is almost the same size as one of my earlier mushroom moorings. I would have purchased a new 88# Delta before I would consider purchasing
an over priced Rocna.
My boat has a 24vdc powered Maxwell
along with almost 200' of 5/16 HT chain. I am not at all concerned about retrieving a heavy anchor.
I will revisit this site later and share holding victories or horror stories with the Delta but at this time, I believe I made the right choice. Just go bigger, that usually works with most anchors!!!