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Old 03-24-2015, 10:07 PM   #1
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Delta anchors

...anchors. A friend of mine who owns a 55 Symbol was wondering why the sticker on the top of his new 80(?) pound Delta anchor, was wearing out. He got his answer as he recently anchored at Wallace Island and could see something shiny. It turns out his anchor had settled itself into the mud upside down with the flukes uppermost. He tried resetting it and if it didn't land perfectly, it repeated the upside down performance. If you have a Delta, try it. It settles in pretty good and if you don't really load it to set it, it 'feels' set. I'll try and attach a photo.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:24 PM   #2
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Maybe he should weld on a rollbar.........
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:27 PM   #3
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Maybe he should weld on a rollbar.........
Or a Bruce-knock-off or claw. Failed Marin but not us.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:32 PM   #4
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Never had that happen, in hundreds of anchorings; sounds like he may need to untwist his chain or get a swivel. My label came off from exposure and deep sets up through the shank (easy to tell, the anchor proper is covered in mud).
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:40 PM   #5
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That's weird. I've had the same Delta hanging on Possum's bow for twenty plus years. I've never seen it do that. I'm about to try a Vulcan because it just looks so damn cool.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:56 PM   #6
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Here we go again...
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:23 AM   #7
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You guys had better take this thread to OTDE before it gets yanked.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:35 PM   #8
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If you all are going to start the anchor thing again I am just going to go to the boat and buff my SS proboscis.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:42 PM   #9
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Old 03-26-2015, 11:23 PM   #10
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If you all are going to start the anchor thing again I am just going to go to the boat and buff my SS proboscis.
Ed, doctors have stuff for that now. Keep us posted. Best of luck!!
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Old 03-27-2015, 12:33 AM   #11
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For all the good luck with anchoring with Deltas....maybe the friend should order a new label and mount it upside down.

For all the science in anchoring threads....that has to be nearly as good as any rationale .
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If you all are going to start the anchor thing again I am just going to go to the boat and buff my SS proboscis.
And I may just buff up my Kahlenberg horns.

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