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View Poll Results: If you could choose only one anchor for sailing around the world, which one?
Buegel 0 0%
Brake 0 0%
CQR 8 9.30%
Claw 0 0%
Danforth 0 0%
Delta 6 6.98%
Fortress 3 3.49%
Kobra 1 1.16%
Rocna 17 19.77%
Bruce/Manson Ray 7 8.14%
Sarca 4 4.65%
Spade 7 8.14%
Manson Supreme 23 26.74%
Ultra 2 2.33%
XYZ 0 0%
Other 8 9.30%
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Old 17-07-2011, 09:35   #31
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Re: If You Could Choose Only One Anchor for Cruising Round the World

san diego is a lot of fun for anchoring as currents are wicked there-- i used cqr nicely there when i anchored in sd bay. no problem, no muss no fuss-- didnt matter what kind of boat-- all had cqr and ALL held fast.
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Old 17-07-2011, 10:13   #32
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Re: If you could choose only one anchor for cruising round the world?

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The question is kind of bogus. If you are cruising around the world you will never have only one anchor.
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No one cruises with only one anchor and as others have mentioned, I use different anchors in different conditions. One plow, one Rocna, will be adding one Fortress.
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Old 17-07-2011, 10:57   #33
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Re: If You Could Choose Only One Anchor for Cruising Round the World

Can't afford any of the new anchors. Don't think I'd bother to change out even if I could, as yet don't feel the need.
Carrying a 35# Lewmar Quick Set and will be adding a 44# one as soon as I can find one cheap. Also have a 47# Northhill (excellent rock and weed... like the yachtsman) and a 22# Danforth.
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Old 17-07-2011, 11:02   #34
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Re: If You Could Choose Only One Anchor for Cruising Round the World

butler--is 22 pound danforth big enough for your heavy boat?? i woulo dgo 30 pound for safety and security-- winds get big out here.....
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Re: If You Could Choose Only One Anchor for Cruising Round the World

For anchor discussions, see item #4:

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ses-64137.html

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Re: If You Could Choose Only One Anchor for Cruising Round the World

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Use it when forced to double up by the authoratayz. Something off the stern that is just effective enough to keep them happy but quick and easy to retrieve.

If I had to choose from one of my exisitng anchors... I would choose the Northill but then I don't have as much experience a some here.
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Old 17-07-2011, 12:01   #37
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Re: If You Could Choose Only One Anchor for Cruising Round the World

havent found force to double up--- havent been advised to relocate by authorities-- but i was advised that old harbor is no place to be in a good breeze.....and some other anchorages are same.....after last night's wind and tboomer storm, i can see why........hoooyaahh-- ye might just wanna consider a sliightly larger danforth for doubling as primary may fail in some a dis stufff.... seriously.
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Re: If You Could Choose Only One Anchor for Cruising Round the World

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Of the 40-to-50-foot boats (power and sail) at my dock, the far most common anchors on the bow (primary anchors) are plow, plow & plow, plow & Bruce, or Bruce. Plow (CQR) anchors (pivot at the end of shank) number 2-to-1 over all other anchors combined. I've got a Bruce-like on the bow and Fortress in the stern lazarette.

That is why they are always at the dock.............
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Re: If You Could Choose Only One Anchor for Cruising Round the World

We planned on printing out EVERY post on anchors ever made on CF and laminating them into a solid hunk and anchoring with that. But we made a trial anchor for the dingy and discovered the pages were so full of hot air it FLOATED....

Back to searchin fer the perfect anchor....
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Re: If You Could Choose Only One Anchor for Cruising Round the World

sarafina--is excellent idea----would anchor a freighter!!!

therapy--i think they are at dock for a different reason..LOl....
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We planned on printing out EVERY post on anchors ever made on CF and laminating them into a solid hunk and anchoring with that. But we made a trial anchor for the dingy and discovered the pages were so full of hot air it FLOATED....
But of course it floated! You need to compress all the hot air into a plasma stream to etch the list of anchor posts into a titanium-alloy billet, before having Kiwi master sculptors CNC-massage it into a finely electropolished blob of perfection

I voted "other". Partly because I hate having just one anchor; I only have one now, and it sucks <things I can't say in polite company>. And partly because, for a given amount of money, I suspect I could get a fair bit more holding power with a MIG torch and a few dozen kilos of steel than I would with the same wad of cash at the chandler's.
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Re: If You Could Choose Only One Anchor for Cruising Round the World

marshmat--i find my newly purchased anchors used for a decent price--look hard and find what ye want---is out there---i found danforth 30 pounds for 40 dollars, i found genyooowine bruce 30 kg for 200 dollars and have seen anther same weight for 140....many out there--keep eyes open and always look. windlassses also---i found used one manual for good price--is installed on my bow .. works great..love it !!!!
stuffis out there--gotta keep eyes open .. is better than chandlery as those are waaay over the top price wise.
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I like anchor threads. Guns, pirates...bring 'em on.

My ~30# collapsible fisherman literally came out of a garden. $40. I don't ever plan to need it but ...?

Sara, I could see that hot air coming but it was still funny!
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Re: If You Could Choose Only One Anchor for Cruising Round the World

I would bet that if you did a poll of what you currently have for your primary anchor it would pretty much match the poll results on this thread.

After all if you don't like what you using and don't change it, what are you sayng about yourslf?
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A BIG one.
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