Originally Posted by unbusted67
Wow that is a lot of people returning Rocnas. What's the official work from Rocna? Is there a press release explaining the problem? Why is WM involved? Are they the exclusive merchant?
Rocna advertised that their anchors were built to one spec, when in reality they were using much weaker steel
. This was especially an issue since the developer of the anchor advised all that the higher grade was critical for proper performance.
It's a long story, but a customer bought a Rocna, had the steel
tested, and the proverbial poop hit the fan. Rocna denied, denied and denied some more.
West Marine became aware of the issue, and subsequently had a recall
on Rocna anchors. One could surmise they are forcing Rocna to take those back.
Rocna anchors built in Canada
and NZ are all built to original specs. Those in China
West Marine's recall notice is here
for details. Note that West Marine states "...it is certianly a "bummer" that Rocna produced anchors with steel of a lesser grade than that called for on their website....".
If you do a search on Rocna on this website, you will see hundreds of posts detailing what I outline above.