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Old 04-02-2015, 20:15   #1
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Vulcan Anchors by Canada Metal Products

It looks like the Vulcan anchors will be widely available soon. CMP just told me they are trying to get some to me in time for the Miami International Boat Show.

One of them will go on Possum in place of her Delta. Don't know if it'll hold better, but it sure will be pretty!
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:11   #2
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pretty. would like to see a comparison with the other anchor types.
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How will the pricing be compared to the spade?
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I ordered one of these, so I hope it performs well. I wanted a roll bar anchor, but they won't fit on our bow. I was leaning towards getting a Spade, but I got the Vulcan for almost half the price.
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Looking at them on the website they look impressive. The curve in the shank looks like it would be easy to break out when upping anchor but it may require a long scope initially to get a fairly horizontal pull to set it. The early adopters will let the rest of us know I'm sure.
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Well I got my anchor today, so thought I'd post up a few pictures for everyone to see. I wouldn't count on me getting any pictures of it setting though, the water up here is rather cold, sorry

First impressions are that it seems pretty solid. The tip is pretty sharp, and it looks nice, even in the galvanized version. The weld looks nice and substantial too.

This is the 12 kg (27lbs) version:










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The fit and finish looks beautiful. Who knew anchors could be pretty?

I got my Vulcan at the boat show">Miami boat show last week. Now I cant find it! It's in with all the stuff we brought back from our booth. It will turn up as all that gets sorted out.

Still waiting for my stock order. It's on the road and should arrive very soon.
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A lot of money for a hunk of metal. I often wonder how the price is set on anchors, especially the more expensive ones. Does it really cost several hundred dollars to cast a hunk of metal and polish it? Or is the cost in the research and development? Do we pay for a brand name or advertising?

I'm just thinking that this hunk of metal (and others like it) sell for more than a computer or TV set.

Yes I know, peace of mind, but are these anchors three times as good as an equivalent claw anchor? Or any of the other traditional designs? Isn't this a glorified plow anchor at twice the price?
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A lot of money for a hunk of metal. I often wonder how the price is set on anchors, especially the more expensive ones. Does it really cost several hundred dollars to cast a hunk of metal and polish it? Or is the cost in the research and development? Do we pay for a brand name or advertising?

I'm just thinking that this hunk of metal (and others like it) sell for more than a computer or TV set.

Yes I know, peace of mind, but are these anchors three times as good as an equivalent claw anchor? Or any of the other traditional designs? Isn't this a glorified plow anchor at twice the price?
If you want a cast one you will find the prices on the "Claw" pretty cheap.
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I don't believe I could buy any tv or computer for what I paid for my anchor; perhaps for the cost of the stainless version though.

The cost difference between my anchor and an equivalent Delta is less than $100. It is certainly more expensive than a claw anchor though, still the cost of the anchor is insignificant to the cost of the boat (<1% in my case).

From the reading I've done on anchors and testing of them, I'm pretty sure that most people think any of the new generation anchors are significantly superior than the old style anchors. A quality anchor seems like cheap insurance for protecting the boat, plus the peace of mind it provides. Obviously, what constitutes a quality anchor is debatable, but any of the new style anchors seem like a good bet to me. YMMV
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Pretty. I want the Stainless one.
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Re: Vulcan Anchors by Canada Metal Products

Pretty anchor... looked like it will fit on my roller.

My spade so far seems very superior to my old bruce... so yes, spending that money was a worthwhile investment. I'd consider getting one of these as well, but in the 100 pound range. I don't want my boat going anywhere!
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A lot of money for a hunk of metal. I often wonder how the price is set on anchors, especially the more expensive ones. Does it really cost several hundred dollars to cast a hunk of metal and polish it? Or is the cost in the research and development? Do we pay for a brand name or advertising?

I'm just thinking that this hunk of metal (and others like it) sell for more than a computer or TV set.

Yes I know, peace of mind, but are these anchors three times as good as an equivalent claw anchor? Or any of the other traditional designs? Isn't this a glorified plow anchor at twice the price?

Unless you're a marina queen going cheap on ground tackle is the dumbest thing you can do. It's blowing over thirty right now and I'm down below very comfortable knowing what my 45# Manson Supreme and 3/8 chain can do.
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Unless you're a marina queen going cheap on ground tackle is the dumbest thing you can do. It's blowing over thirty right now and I'm down below very comfortable knowing what my 45# Manson Supreme and 3/8 chain can do.
Well fine but you haven't answered my question. Are you saying that the more money an anchor costs, the better it is? It sounds as if you are.

Please, if you can, answer the questions in my previous post. I don't really care what kind of anchor you have unless you can explain why it's better than another,less expensive anchor.
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Re: Vulcan Anchors by Canada Metal Products

I believe that the technical terms for such hardware is "yacht jewelry", due more to the price than it's beauty (unless one springs for mirror polished stainless). Still, it definitely has a nice look to it. Especially the detail, seemingly, paid to the weld (from what we can see of it anyway. And I'll be curious to hear feedback on it's efficacy.

I'm not up to speed on the various anchor tests nowadays, has anyone tried dragging this thing across say, a hard packed, gravel parking lot?

And yeah, I too wonder about the prices on these things, particularly as they "miraculously" cost half as much (or less) once the patent expires. And then, a couple of years later, often enough, the next new generation of anchors hit the market.

Still, sniveling aside, we've got life easy, as compare to when your 3 choices were; a plow, a Danforth, & a Luke/Fisherman.
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