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Old 23-07-2013, 07:04   #1
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Which anchor would you recommend ?

For a hunter 38

to sail in the bahamas i have already a fortress

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Old 23-07-2013, 07:15   #2
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Re: Whitch anchor would you recommand

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Old 23-07-2013, 07:23   #3
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Re: Whitch anchor would you recommand

I recently replaced my Rocna 25 with another Rocna 25. While the Rocna used to be more pricey than the knock-off Manson Supreme, it is now made in China and costs less. However, it comes with a lifetime guarantee. It's nice to know that if I bend it, they will replace it.

I'm guessing I spent between 450-500 nights anchored on the original Rocna, and the boat never once dragged.
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How right you are!!! This is one of those "why ask?" threads
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Old 23-07-2013, 07:51   #5
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Re: Whitch anchor would you recommand

I would get something in the 50-60# range of a Rocna, Manson Supreme, Mantus, Spade

heck even a Delta for sandy locations
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Wouldn't waste my money on a Delta. Spend a bit more and get a Rocna.
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Old 23-07-2013, 08:28   #7
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Re: Whitch anchor would you recommand

thanks so it will be a rocna
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Old 23-07-2013, 10:30   #8
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Wouldn't waste my money on a Delta. Spend a bit more and get a Rocna.
If you can find one of the new generation then they are 3x the price, this side of the pond. You could buy a lot bigger Delta and still have change for second spare for the price of the Rocna.

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Old 23-07-2013, 10:51   #9
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Re: Whitch anchor would you recommand

The reason for the "here we go again" response is that, as you can imagine, in this portion of this great forum, the question has been asked and answered so many times that the "veterans" of this forum respond, not unreasonably, that way.

Why?

First, because if you peruse the forum, or use the search engine, you will find, literally, hundreds of posts with pretty much the same question.

Second, anchors and anchoring is like religion. Folks have specific experiences and preferences.

Third, it is NOT only the anchor, it is the anchoring SYSTEM, which is something many of us have understood by doing some research and "homework" on the subject.

Here's an example, because where you anchor (the bottom) and where you sail (the wind strength and the size and freeboard of your boat) make VERY HUGE impacts on YOUR decision as to what's a "right" anchor for YOUR boat.

Anchor System Sizing Tables (Reply #6) Ground Tackle & Anchor System Sizing TABLES & SwivelsGround Tackle & Anchor System Sizing TABLES & Swivels

The new generation of anchors is also an "issue" for those who have and continue to use more traditional anchors, with success both great and varied.

Your boat, your choice.

Good luck.

You might also recognize that whole BOOKS have been written about the subject. Hmm....
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If you can find one of the new generation then they are 3x the price, this side of the pond. You could buy a lot bigger Delta and still have change for second spare for the price of the Rocna.

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We upgraded from a Delta 44# to a Rocna 55# because we were getting tired of dragging. The problem with the Delta was that when the wind would shift (it does that in the Caribbean), the Delta would not reset but merely plow a furrow without digging in. We were in Boquerón know for good holding in heavy mud/sand for two weeks and our Delta was certainly dug in. One afternoon, thankfully while we were awake and on the boat, the wind shifted from the South nearly 180 degrees to the North. We started sailing across the bay and liked to of never got re-anchored. The trick was to use the engines to slow our backwards movement and give the Delta time to dig in.
With our Rocna, no matter what, it always re-set and have never moved our position at anchor more than maybe a few feet - per our anchor alarm on the chartplotter.
Don't know about where your at Pete but we picked up the Rocna at West Marine in Farjado, PR (with port supply #) for around $650. I think the Delta was not far behind. The few more $$$ spent is well worth it to be able to sleep at night. BTW, we have had some pretty good winds (35+) at anchor with the Rocna and so far so good.
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The Rocna love makes me laugh. That company is like a bad on-again-off-again girlfriend.
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The Rocna love makes me laugh. That company is like a bad on-again-off-again girlfriend.
Yes...but for some of us...that's all we've ever known...
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The Rocna love makes me laugh. That company is like a bad on-again-off-again girlfriend.
Nothing wrong with the design. Just a pity the last company who made them were dodgy.
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