I have been reading the posts with great interest as I am considering buying
a L450S .
I think I would go for the Rocna
40 as some have said that it fits OK .
I have had many years experience anchoring
with our last boat , a mono hull
HR53 , 30 tons displacement
She had the 88lb Delta . Great anchor , held us in a few bad storms and also dragged a few times . I had 300 ft of 13mm SS chain , in 318LN . Yes 318 .
It is the only SS chain recommended for salt water
use in hot tropical climates .
Do not use 316 , period , better to stay with high test galvanised. I will stay with the standard 1/2” galvanised chain.
I wrote an article on SS chain for Yacthing Monthly a few years ago , I think it was May 2006 .
My main reason for writing is swivels , DO NOT USE ANYWHERE ON A BOAT .
Only OK to use for attaching your keys to your belt .
SS is notorious for stress cracks , mix this with hot salt water
, mud or sand , low oxygen and bingo it will shear it head
swivel sheared holding our big Genoa
on , in Mid Atlantic , in 28 knts of wind
, no fun.
A friends 55 mono hull
anchor swivel sheared of in Gibraltar
Regardless of who makes them , or what a marine
store tells you , never , never use a swivel on a anchor .
The Two lots of 316 SS anchor chain we went through , nearly every link had crevice corrosion
, and holes 1/4’’ deep . These chains were made in Germany
by KW. They replaced it all with the 318 , along with the advice