Originally Posted by Darksyde
does anyone have a Spade Anchor
and can give me some good reviews
I am thinking of buying
a S 160 wich is 35 kg
Well, you give the model of the anchor, but nothing about your boat
There are gobs and gobs of threads on the subject here. Just search. This one's better than ambien:
Everyone's got their own way of assembling all the anecdotal evidence, but here goes mine:
All of the new generation anchors are awesome (Mantus, rocna
, spade, ultra)
The Spade is my favorite. It seems super simple, I feel like the weighted tip is a better approach than a roll-bar to achieve the right orientation for setting..
I've read 2 (which is an incredibly small number, I could probably find 2 reports of anchors floating in midair if I looked hard enough) reports of the Rocna
getting mud stuck on the back of the fluke, throwing off the weight and preventing it from resetting.
The Spade has some practical issues: The need to check and replace the pin for the mortise + tenon assembly at some interval, as well as the lead filled tip being an added complication for any re-galvanizing you may want to do in the future. Although I also heard something about a lifetime guarantee that seems to put that issue to rest.