Originally Posted by Somewhere 54
Thanks GMac. The boat fully loaded is just under 25 tons so a 60lb Ultra should be okay?
25t, that's quite a bit more than I expected. Yeah a 77 is probably a better call in that case unless you have big chain, which you probably haven't.
I can conform what Quickline has said about the Ultra when you get a change of direction. Unlike some of the new gens, the Ultra just seems to swivel while staying buried, assuming the seabed type will let it obviously, not all will. But I think many would be surprised at what loads it does take to 180 degree veer some anchors at times, they can be large. Often they just don't and it makes no difference to the anchorer, not that they probably even realise it hasn't moved bugger all.
Swivels - if you run all chain why? We get asked a lot and say that if you experience the anchor coming up backward or playing silly games then yes try a swivel. So just why not just start with a shackle and save the beer
tokens. A swivel can be retro fitted in 2 mins if the need arises.
If you have a rope
to chain combo rode
then thinking about a swivel is worth a bit more thought.
If you do want a swivel go with the Ultra version, they do cost more but are far superior to many of the more commonly seen ones, like the Nautilus (Imtra) version for example. We aren't huge fans of those to be honest, it doesn't take that much to tweak it and then you could have pin retention issues. It's not common but can happen. It's those silly little small screws that hold the main pins in, it is a potential big flaw if one gets pushed.
Testing indicates a Delta holds only a very small amount more than a CQR
, they are both still plows after all. Testing also indicates some of the Delta knock-offs, some of which are also built a lot better, do hold higher loads, some by quite a surprising amount. The Delta has far better setting characteristics than a CQR though, that's a plus for sure.
By 'testing' I mean a lot of tests by a lot of people over a lot of time in a lot of varying seabed types, all combined and averaged out. It does not mean just one pull from a set of pulls in one test.... as some do use in their marketing
Yes I deal in anchoring systems, no we aren't only one or 2 brands specific as real life and boats aren't either. Yes we make anchors but No none are of the type used as primaries for boats much above 6-7mts. No you can't buy from me as the freight would probably kill the price
, shop local and support your local community, it's probably also greener seeing most anchors do a huge pile of miles around the world before they reach you anyway.