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Old 05-08-2010, 12:24   #1
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Spade Anchors Now in USA

We are currently looking for independent dealers to become part of the Sea Tech & Fun USA family of dealers in Florida and in the U.S..
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Old 05-08-2010, 13:19   #2
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Spade has been in the US before. After Sea Tech and Fun bought out the company from Alain Spade lost their contracts with West Marine and other distributors (including Glenn Ashmore, who introduced Spade in the US) due to non-delivery.

What's different now? Why would anyone pay for something that might never be delivered?

Great anchors. Would have been happy to buy one at one point, but wonder about what is behind the words now.

Oh - and a yahoo e-mail address? Please ...
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:17   #3
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Spade Anchors are better than before

Yes, I do have a yahoo email.

Spade anchors we bought by Sea Tech & Fun Europe and have made improvements, so there are not the corrossion problems that were experienced with previous versions.
We are the sole distributor in the USA now and have the backing of the parent company in Europe.

Thanks and have a great day.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:36   #4
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I have read good reviews on your product, but this should really be under the 'Vendors' forum. Good luck with your new endeavour (and hint, hint - you might want to consider a special discount for forum members, as some other commercial vendors have).

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Sent you an e-mail directly to resolve my questions.

Oh - and my minor point was that a yahoo address isn't the most professional face of a company.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:44   #6
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Spade Anchors are better than before

I agree about the yahoo address, but....

I like the idea of a discount for forum members. Any members just need to let me know when they inquire about the Spade Anchor.

I will also post something in the vendors section. Thanks.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:08   #7
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We looked at your pricing but I suggest you are at a disadvantage when compared to the costs of the Rockna as offered by West Marine which surely isn't the cheapest vendor in the market. You might want to consider that, eh?
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:09   #8
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Spade Anchors are better than before

I understand about the price difference and the old saying, 'you get what you pay for' is just as true with anchors as with any other product.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:26   #9
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One advantage to the Spade is that it can be taken apart for easy storage.
Never could understand the reason behind the idea of taking an anchor apart and storing it..
It should be avalable at all times and ready to deploy.....
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Randy--

Is that the 20 or the 25? Also, could you post a few snaps of the add-on you made to your bow-roller? It looks pretty good and I know of two Firsts that could use the mod.

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Is that the 20 or the 25? Also, could you post a few snaps of the add-on you made to your bow-roller? It looks pretty good and I know of two Firsts that could use the mod.

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Would you care to contribute any pics to the bow compatibility section on the Rocna Knowledge Base? Don't have any First 42s on there yet. E-mail me if so.
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Spade anchors we bought by Sea Tech & Fun Europe and have made improvements, so there are not the corrossion problems that were experienced with previous versions
Please explain. I've not heard about corrosion problems. Was this from poor galvanizing? Is this something related to inside the shank? What age of Spades are we talking about?

I have two.
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Never could understand the reason behind the idea of taking an anchor apart and storing it..
It should be avalable at all times and ready to deploy.....
When you have four anchors on board, not counting dinghy anchors, it's nice to have one or two that fold up.

In my case, it's one of my Fortresses. Two Spades and one Fortress are ready for deployment. Four seems overkill to me, so one Fortress is put to bed.

I might add that on occasion I lust for a 70# Paul Luke for areas where rock and kelp dominate.
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I stopped my purchase of a used Delta 88# and went with a new one instead. This size anchor is gross over kill for my 40' Silverton but I felt pounds for buck it is my best choice. I just compared it to the 77# Spade which is probably a good anchor just as I believe the Rocna is. But if one shops around, he will find the Delta 88# cost around 1/3 that of the 77# Spade's cost; that is significant.

Size may not be everything, but size and cost do count when it comes to an anchor.

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