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Old 28-04-2014, 18:41   #61
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Re: Rocna Versus the World

Bought a Rocna 20 kg in 2007 and it set faster and held better than the Delta 55 lbs I used the previous 7 years.
The boat came with a 35 lbs CQR and it was a piece of sh!t as far as holding power. (CSY 33)

Anchorded hundreds of times with each hook under similar conditions: Florida and the Bahamas: The Rocna was great, the Delta was good and the CQR mediocre.
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Old 29-04-2014, 02:04   #62
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I am using a SARCA Excel made by Anchor Right. I have had faultless anchoring since its installation. In 40kt mean winds and gusts well in excess of that, we held fast. I would be surprised if there was a better anchor out there.
They are made in Australia but the company will send them to anywhere. I had mine delivered to Greece. The company web site is Anchor Right Australia
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I am using a SARCA Excel made by Anchor Right. I have had faultless anchoring since its installation. In 40kt mean winds and gusts well in excess of that, we held fast. I would be surprised if there was a better anchor out there.
They are made in Australia but the company will send them to anywhere. I had mine delivered to Greece. The company web site is Anchor Right Australia
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Welcome to CF. As someone evaluating anchors for purchase it would be good to hear how you EXCEL performs as you continue your cruising.

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Old 29-04-2014, 16:46   #64
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We are in a Rocna anchor thread right?
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Old 29-04-2014, 17:39   #65
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Re: Rocna Versus the World

There has been a vaguely similar thread to this one recently resurrected over at YBW:

Rocna: is the problem now confined to the past ? nm

It is worth reading the thread right through as the YBW thread and this one are quite refreshingly similar.

One thing that does come through is that posts now mention Rocnas dragging and being clogged. Go back, 2 years?, and no-one ever mentioned either of these characteristics - possibly we are now getting a more balanced view, without the advertising and hype .

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Old 29-04-2014, 17:50   #66
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We are in a Rocna anchor thread right?
Actually - its "Rocna Versus The World", so I suspect the world probably includes a range of options
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Old 29-04-2014, 18:26   #67
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Just to refresh this thread; I think my 25kg, Rocna (Canadian) is an over the top, piece of junk. I wish I had spent whatever it cost (and a new Bowsprit !,) on something else.
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Old 29-04-2014, 18:34   #68
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Just to refresh this thread; I think my 25kg, Rocna (Canadian) is an over the top, piece of junk. I wish I had spent whatever it cost (and a new Bowsprit !,) on something else.
Nothing like throwing water into hot oil.

This must be a record, I've never, ever, seen a post like that.

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The reason I posted to this thread is because I am over the moon with the excel. I have no interest in anchor right and no hidden agenda. In fact, I only registered on this forum to place this post. Thought some of you may be interested seeing you are evaluating anchors, and also to show my gratitude to anchor right for selling me such a great bit of gear.
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Welcome, Peter.

Hope you're not put off by the sub-culture.

There may be a few stray self-appointed guard dogs who bark officiously at every passing butterfly, but I find it's actually pretty friendly in general if you just ignore them.
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One has to ask, what are they guarding - and why?

Stick with it Peter, there is a lot of good stuff on this forum.

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One has to ask, what are they guarding - and why?


My best guess is that they think they're guarding the naive innocence of the terminally gullible, like you and me, Jonathan

from the nasty trolls from out there in the big bad world.

Whatever rattles their chain, I guess.
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The reason I posted to this thread is because I am over the moon with the excel. I have no interest in anchor right and no hidden agenda. In fact, I only registered on this forum to place this post. Thought some of you may be interested seeing you are evaluating anchors, and also to show my gratitude to anchor right for selling me such a great bit of gear.
Welcome to CF. Please understand that it is a standard marketing practice to place fake posts about a product. And if there's only a couple of posts it's a big red flag. So please do not be offended and keep the good info coming
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Old 30-04-2014, 01:36   #74
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We changed from a Bruce to a Rocna on our Mason 44. Examination of the bow roller showed that by increasing the diameter of the roller by 2 inches the Rocna would fit perfectly. We were very excited to make this discovery.

We had a machine shop make a new roller that was identical except for the increase in diameter.

So perfectly that the hole in the Rocna for the cross pin seemed like it was custom drilled. There isn't too many times in life when you get this lucky.
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Just to refresh this thread; I think my 25kg, Rocna (Canadian) is an over the top, piece of junk. I wish I had spent whatever it cost (and a new Bowsprit !,) on something else.
Would you care to elaborate? The Canadian versions of the Rocna are much sought after as they were made of better steel. What makes yours junk?
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