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View Poll Results: If you could choose only ONE type of anchor sailing around the world
Bugel 6 1.71%
Delta 42 12.00%
CQR 64 18.29%
Rocna 97 27.71%
Spade 25 7.14%
Manson Supreme 30 8.57%
Fortress 12 3.43%
Danforth 24 6.86%
Hydrobubble 4 1.14%
Other 46 13.14%
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Old 22-04-2008, 00:51   #316
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Were I to consider buying another anchor it would be a Manson Supreme, my decision is based on price, as I believe them to be basically equal.
I reckon I'll go the same,

I can get 3 for close to the same price, and I like having spares.

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Full of Kiwi sailor!!! No we are just noisier!!!
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Full of Kiwi sailor!!! No we are just noisier!!!
You and Alan are right, not alot of Kiwi on here, the few that are here are just avid posters.

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GMac...

as you said, it is interesting that Kiwis (how'd ya'll get that name?) are producing some very popular anchors....

Is that because there is a large number of sailboats or does New Zealand have a large "manufacturing base"?

Can you tell us more about the new anchors coming out, or where they may be available??? and "China" pricing is always attractive.
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Every Kiwi I've met (and I have about 8 Kiwi friends now) is a great captain with a lot of expertise. I know because they told me.
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Every Kiwi I've met (and I have about 8 Kiwi friends now) is a great captain with a lot of expertise. I know because they told me.
Sadly 2 of the 8 have Rivera's and actually have absolutely no idea and are just lieing
2 more have Vindex's and basically know next to nothing but like to think they know lots.
Yet 2 more have been to Gt Barrier on the ferry and think they know it all.
The last 2 do actually know something

HC - I'll check to see how much I can say. Gotta be careful here in NZ when talk this subject.
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GMac..
I don't want you to be in trouble, just tell us whatever, whenever you can......

I've got a couple of CQR's and a MANSON SUPREME........
so I probably wouldn't buy a new one anyway
(unless the PRICE is RIGHT, of course!)
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[quote]Is that because there is a large number of sailboats or does New Zealand have a large "manufacturing base"?[quote] We have the largest number of boats per head of population in the world. [quote] [quote]Every Kiwi I've met (and I have about 8 Kiwi friends now) is a great captain with a lot of expertise. I know because they told me.[quote] I bet they won't be real Kiwi's. They will be some foreigner that has taken up residency here in NZ. [quote]The last 2 do actually know something[quote] Gee Grant. That's a lot of weight on us two's shoulders ;-) :-)
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Mate, I'm relying on you to have big shoulders Wheels.
You have the Sth Island and I've got the North. I'm happy I'm not Ferro about now

I think I remember seeing something like 1.2 boats per head of population a while back. That did include little fizzies though but still quite a number. I could easily name 20 off the top of my head with 2 or more boats. I'm now down to 3 serious ones and 5 not so. I actually had 13 boats a year ago so I'm probably screwing the numbers a bit but I'm not alone.

One of the new anchors is a bit of a specialist and I doubt would become the primary of choice by most, secondary is a lot more likely. The other may though due to price, it's looking to be unusually sharp but they have come up with quite a cunning way of manufacturing.

More news as it comes to hand or I'm allowed too.
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Yeah, Yeah, Pat yourselves on your collective backs, just don't let the fact that because you have got your sticky fingers on the big red button you can cut us other Kiwi's out eh. .
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No way will we cut the kiwis out. Shhhh... don't tell anyone Steve but it's just part of our world domination plan
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Yet 2 more have been to Gt Barrier on the ferry and think they know it all...
Whew, I have never been to Great Barrier on a ferry (nor indeed anything ) so that lets me off, I hope.

Have been by ferry to/from Devonport, and to/from Waiheke - even done Devonport on little navy harbour launches - maybe those count against me?

Actually done Waiheke on a hydrofoil - now that will really date me though .
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Actually done Waiheke on a hydrofoil - now that will really date me though .
Oh yeah. No 'I'm a spring chicken' will be coming from you then. It was quite a cool boat for a stinkpot though.

Actually this thread is very Sth Pacific, a pile of kiwis and even some from the West Island or as they quite in-correctly call it Australia
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It was quite a cool boat for a stinkpot though.
Does that comment put a date on you then too ?
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Would it sound believable if I said I'd seen a photo. If it doesn't then it sort of does doesn't it, bugger
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