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Old 02-08-2019, 12:56 AM   #41
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So, good in marsh areas?
Bruce,
I haven't tried it in a marsh yet, but I doubt if it has the surface area to hold in soft gooey mud. I've yet to anchor in any type of mud. Not much around here.

I expect you'd have a Bruce anchor wouldn't you, Bruce.


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Yes, I expect it is mild steel. I bent the shank a few weeks ago went I didn't bother with a snubber line when we anchored for a lunch stop. I just wrapped the chain around the bollard on the bow.
The wind died off and the rode went slack; I didn't think much of it but we got pushed by an unusually big swell, then BANG - the rode pulled tight and bent both the 1 1/4" anchor shaft and bollard. The anchor still held tight though in sand over limestone. No damage to the foredeck luckily.

I managed to straighten the anchor by chaining it to a tree and winching it. The bollard is toast.

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Old 02-08-2019, 06:20 PM   #42
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Bruce,
I haven't tried it in a marsh yet, but I doubt if it has the surface area to hold in soft gooey mud. I've yet to anchor in any type of mud. Not much around here.
I expect you'd have a Bruce anchor wouldn't you, Bruce.....
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A very reasonable expectation, but it`s a Super Sarca,I`ve not managed to bend it,so far.
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