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Old 07-31-2017, 03:35 PM   #61
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Before you make the final decision, have you considered the Sarca Excel..?

SARCA in Action - anchorright.com.au

You'd need about a no 6 Excel ie 30kg = 66lb.

For you vessel one of those would be ideal, and they have the reputation of being quick setting in virtually any bottom, and ultra hard holding as well. They are designed for those boats where the anchor shank comes up through the pulpit platform. See their performance on the Anchor setting videos thread if in doubt. They are now available in the US.

FWIW, I have been very happy with my Sarca Excel. It has failed to set only once in the last year and that was on a granite shelf. Every other time it has set fast and been solid.
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:53 PM   #62
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The anchor setting vid's are wonderful but there is very little holding power traits revealed there. As it is titled "anchor setting vidio's".
Steve's boat has the same thrust as mine .. about 1000lbs of pulling power. A 40lb anchor needs about 5000lbs of pull to adequately test anchors for holding power. At least the newer anchors.
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:35 PM   #63
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The anchor setting vid's are wonderful but there is very little holding power traits revealed there. As it is titled "anchor setting vidio's".
Steve's boat has the same thrust as mine .. about 1000lbs of pulling power. A 40lb anchor needs about 5000lbs of pull to adequately test anchors for holding power. At least the newer anchors.
Agreed, and essentially an anchor that set very deeply under 1,000 lbs of load would have a more difficult time performing well during Steve's "flip the anchor over" tests.

Stated differently, those anchors which did NOT set deeply would have an easier time shaking off the soil, so to speak, and then re-orienting back into the sea bottom as they were being turned around.
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:56 PM   #64
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It appears to me that no test of anchors will ever be definitive so that all parties will agree, there is always something that can be debated from different points of view.

I've decided that it is best to ask a person who once used a particular anchor for his opinion as a person still using a particular anchor still has a vested interest to justify his purchase.

Just my SSO.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:19 PM   #65
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After this discussion on anchors and reading all I could I donít think I can fit a Boss on the new boat so I ordered a Spade for the new boat, 120 pounds.
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Used a Rocna Vulcan 40 kg in a 52' boat for two summers in PNW- Alaska.
Sets quickly, resets in changing tides/currents and stays set.

I really like that anchor.
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We have the 75# standard Rocna on our 42 Europa. We are very satisfied with it and several boaters with similar size boats have expressed to us that they wish they had that larger anchor.
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Used a Rocna Vulcan 40 kg in a 52' boat for two summers in PNW- Alaska.
Sets quickly, resets in changing tides/currents and stays set.

I really like that anchor.
Ditto, same anchor and same approximate size boat. Works well for us in all conditions we've seen so far.
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