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Old 05-12-2011, 04:24   #196
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Re: Rocna Recall - China vs Canada Quality Comparison

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Are you really putting a 240 lb anchor on a 58' cat? Holy cow!
yea - my working anchor is 110LB.
I was looking for something around 180LB for storms, and short scope tight anchorages, etc...
But,I decided to get this - not so much choice.
As long as I can get it "rollered" I will be very happy and secure with this for hurricane and high latitude cruising. Have new dual gypsey windless to easily deploy/retrieve both/either, etc
I also believe in the philosophy of a poster /cruiser from this site(if I remember correctly). They did much high latitude cruising in a monohull and then many years later in a chris white cat. To paraphrase from memory "When people laugh at the 'large' size of your anchors when you arrive at a location, then you are getting close to the right size".
At the other end of the spectrum there was a French couple on a 44' cat here 2 weeks ago. The main/only anchor was a round 30lbs...
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:13   #197
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OMG you are right
I thought it was 110 lb, making my 125lb on 50ft look like overkill, but this takes the prize by a long shot.
That may explain why it's so heavy to carry

But at least no one is likely going to nick it
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:18   #198
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You can only nick it if it's made from 420 steel. ehehhehhehhehhehehheheh
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You can only nick it if it's made from 420 steel. ehehhehhehhehhehehheheh
Yes, interesting, don't know what's up with that. Delfin or Grant can you explain that??
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yea - my working anchor is 110LB.
I was looking for something around 180LB for storms, and short scope tight anchorages, etc...
But,I decided to get this - not so much choice.
As long as I can get it "rollered" I will be very happy and secure with this for hurricane and high latitude cruising. Have new dual gypsey windless to easily deploy/retrieve both/either, etc
I also believe in the philosophy of a poster /cruiser from this site(if I remember correctly). They did much high latitude cruising in a monohull and then many years later in a chris white cat. To paraphrase from memory "When people laugh at the 'large' size of your anchors when you arrive at a location, then you are getting close to the right size".
At the other end of the spectrum there was a French couple on a 44' cat here 2 weeks ago. The main/only anchor was a round 30lbs...
I reckon your thinking is correct. If you can design the handling into your gear the I reckon you are spot on. Have a friend with a 70' cat who dragged everything until he used a 300 lb anchor. Never since.
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thanks

finally something good out of new zealand
(predicated on my favorite new zealand joke: "the exodus of Kiwis to Australia is raising the average IQ of both Countries")
As an aussie i have take offence to that Allezcat.
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I would not worry about the weld, your chain will likely fail long before the weld on the shank/fluke joint. What size chain are you going to use, look up the breaking strength ....
Most often anchor will hold up to much more than that load. Shanks on anchors bend, fluke can get deformed if caught in a rock. You will have to really mess up for 12 inch weld on both sides to fail. Enjoy your new baby, even though its competition, the anchor looks great!
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