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Old 06-06-2015, 09:16 PM   #1
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Kudos to Parks, owner of Hopkins Carter Marine Supply, for the outstanding service. He delivered a new Rocna anchor to me on the west coast of FL all the way from Miami today. Now I can anchor in the the sand like regular boaters, instead of on giant power cables like I normally do. 😄

He beat all the others guys on price, delivered it, and bought lunch. Seriously, how can you beat that?

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Larry (Healhustler, me and Parks)

Big thanks to Larry for the help with the install. I'm pretty sure I would have dropped it overboard if I had to install it my myself. Larry was disappointed I didn't spring for the stainless bling package however.

Visit Hopkins-Carter here and get your very own Rocna bling. 👍👍👍

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Old 06-06-2015, 09:22 PM   #2
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He just using you for write off's on personal vacations!
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:42 PM   #3
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BTW, welcome to the extremely exclusive Rocna owners club. Our anchors make us thee best Mariners in the water. If someone says otherwise they're just jealous of you're anchor or shoes.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:53 PM   #4
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BTW, welcome to the extremely exclusive Rocna owners club. Our anchors make us thee best Mariners in the water. If someone says otherwise they're just jealous of you're anchor or shoes.

Sweet. I've already been getting admiring glances at the dock. 😏

About the shoes, after I told Parks I was a used car salesman, he said if I had some topsiders I would qualify to be a boat broker as well.

I think I'll keep my flip flops.

Plus I hear topsiders tend to go missing around here...
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:24 PM   #5
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Glad you all think that's funny!
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Where on the west coast of Florida are you? I may want to come for a look.
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:50 PM   #7
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:56 PM   #8
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Thanks Cardude. It was fun meeting you. Did you have to bring Healhustler? Who knows what he's going to do with those pictures.

Seasalt, I delivered the anchor to Cardude in the parking lot at Fisherman's Village. Cardude commented that he felt like he was in a drug deal. My friend Darrell has a house in Punta Gorda so he is over several times a year. I come over with him when I can. He'll make deliveries but you have to buy him lunch.

Oliver, you are way to smart. You figured it out. Cardude said you installed some electronics for him, nice.
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:27 AM   #9
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Make that four... Seaweed has a 33 pound Rocna on the bow. It works too.

I did have a 25 pounder (Davis plow) and dragged once. Sold it to a guy on Craigslist for $50. There's no need to keep an anchor that won't hold the boat.
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Geez...

If you only had a Sarca Excel then you'd be styling...

and for the record I have several pairs of Topsiders, both lleather and canvass.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:57 AM   #11
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Next time you guys can do the business in the lobby of the PG Police Station. They have a safe zone for transactions, especially off Craig's List
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I have a Rocna 44lb. I no longer have anchor envy.
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Cardude you have teamed up with two of the best ,plus you got yourself a nice anchor .
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:28 AM   #14
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I thought I had the best anchor.
HAHA .. But it didn't get me into any club. Where everybody slaps others on the back, gives and takes high fives and big thumbs up. Even here on TF it's cool to have a Rocna. N4712 wrote "welcome to the extremely exclusive Rocna owners club. Our anchors make us thee best Mariners in the water." Look at all the respect you get. And for doing what? Buying a specific product that newbies aspire to posses because the gugu's talk big about them.

And outside of anchor tests the only way to get an idea of which anchor is best is to listen to gurus and I don't support Rocna's guru and founder but he has done a better job of marketing even through somewhat desperate, illeagal and dishonest manufacturing that everybody thinks is "under the bridge" but the same guys are still involved in the company.

Well I'm not experiencing the spotlight glow of having the supreme (pun intended) anchor and ultra cool product but I've never dragged an anchor and have several (many think many) anchors that I think are supreme in many ways. The notion that anybody would think one anchor is actually best and all others are used by folks accross the tracks is nonsense. Look at the competition. Anyone in the world can come up w a new anchor and there is no no shortage of anchors to find and the technology of anchors is hard to hide. How then could one be "best"? There are so many variables like bottom type and scope that even a lab full of researchers could'nt come to an agreement. And on those two accounts the revered Rocna has been tested publicly to be shy of good performance when compared to many other anchors. Rocna failures have even been reported by TF members.

But the best anchor should deliver membership in the most elite anchor club in the world and mine dosn't. Hmmmmm .... no social club benifits. Perhaps I don't have the best anchor as it dosn't permit me to glow in the spotlight as super cool but if I did have the cool anchor and the wind came up while anchored in the wrong place and it dragged ........ Then I really would be in a tight spot. That's not why I don't have said anchor though.
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:37 AM   #15
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Jealousy is never pretty..Right Rocna Club members?
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HAHA RT II did do a bit of "beating" didn't I?

Wouldn't want to offend any "club" members now would I?

Besides it's a good anchor. Just much over rated.

I like the guy's eyes .. presumably looking at a clock. haha
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If you only had a Sarca Excel then you'd be styling...

and for the record I have several pairs of Topsiders, both lleather and canvass.
Of course it's safe for your to discuss your Sperry's... you're on the other side of the country from someone who shall remain nameless. He drives a pretty spiffy boat though, wearing a variety of deck shoes acquired who knows where?!? (think: "boat shows")

Watch for him.
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Of course it's safe for your to discuss your Sperry's... you're on the other side of the country from someone who shall remain nameless. He drives a pretty spiffy boat though, wearing a variety of deck shoes acquired who knows where?!? (think: "boat shows")

Watch for him.
Does iit count that I bought one of my pairs them from a guy at a boat show back east?

He said he just bouught them but they made his feet hurt. Cost me $5 bucks.
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