I'm always confused when I see someone offering comments about the Rocna and saying that it has problems in either design, construction, or bottom type. I anchor over 200 times each year (according to logs) in every bottom type imaginable. As a Delivery Captain
, I have used or owned many of the anchors and most of the generations of anchors that have been produced in the past 4 decades. This has been my experience:
1) The new generation of "Scoop" anchors far exceed the abilities of the past generation of anchors.
2) Scoop anchors work
well in all conditions of bottom types. Certainly better than the older anchors.
3) The Rocna was carefully designed and tested over several years in extreme conditions and bottom types by hardy cruisers in severe conditions. It is very well thought out, designed, tested, and constructed by a full time cruiser.
4) Many of today's "Scoop" anchors are Rocna Clones and not as well designed or constructed as a Rocna.
5) Most "Scoop" anchors are a cut above the Bruce, Danforth (Fortress), and Plow Anchors, etc etc of yester-year.
I have used a few different sizes of Rocna Anchors for years and have found them to be superior to every other anchor I've tried. In the Cruising community, They have become the anchor that all the others are measured against. Period.
Side note: West Marine
was the largest proponent for Manson Anchors and now they don't even list them on heir web site. Not sure why, but I doubt it is because they were so great and made them so much money
I have no idea why a competent cruiser would suggest that the Rocna was an inferior product in any condition or bottom type.