Originally Posted by Graham andClare
Yes, I can understand the two in the rivers also. After reading the posts here and talking with other cruisers the most likely explanation I think is that the large concave flukes are filled with mud. When we swing, the anchor
is unable to reset immediately until the mud/sand build up has been removed. I understand there is no such thing as the perfect anchor and to some extent they all are a compromise, all having their particular strengths and weaknesses. I have emailed Manson again and alerted them to this thread. I hoping they may be able to shed some more light on the situation. Thanks again for everyones input.
I like Mansons product and their company integrity. So I would be trying to work
with them as much as possible.
I have raised this concern: I think is that the large concave flukes are filled with mud. When we swing, the anchor is unable to reset immediately until the mud/sand build up has been removed.
regarding scoop (Concave) anchors in the past. I had similar issues with another brand of scoop anchor. Its a reason I have a convex burying anchor.
Then again, I have been told, by people who claim to know, and told in no uncertain terms that my "come out full of mud and fail to reset" concerns about scoops are groundless. Your experience mirrors my own and that of a number of owners I talk to, particularly when anchoring
in tidal flow rivers.