This bloody thread and anchor issue is driving me NUTZ
We have a 44' steel behemoth that displaces about 40,000 lbs.
It came with a 45lb. CQR
that drags like no tomorrow. We clearly need a much better anchor.
It has a bowsprit with a captive roller. The throat is only 5 inches high.
Because of the captive roller we can't fit a Rocna/Supreme.
The Spade will work, or a Delta
or a Manson Ray.
I would go with the Spade but --- DAMN the PRICE$$$$$
I could modify the roller assembly but that would take some custom work and then I'd be right back at the Spade price
Evan's seems to like the Ray, but that is pretty expensive as well.
I'm not made of money
and have deep pockets but I'm willing to make a good investment.
It is just so gosh darn hard to figure out what is real and what is bull.
The price difference is just astounding
Anchorlift Shark 66lb $394
Anchorillift Shark 110lb $659
Spade S140 $1,305
Manson Ray 78lb $1,100 (or 56lb for $950)
Looking at this mess, I could buy an Anchorlift Shark 110lb AND an Ancorlift Claw 66lb and still be less than a Spade S140 or the Ray.
Good grief that is a LOT of difference.
There is a LOT to be said for redundancy and having two different type anchors.