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Old 02-02-2014, 09:42 PM   #1
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Danforth to Bruce

We have been given a new stainless Bruce anchor for our anniversary but my mainship pilot comes with a danforth setup has any body ever changed over. It appears I will either trade in for a stainless danforth or change roller system.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:46 PM   #2
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Greetings,
Mr. j. Why not leave it right where it is. Your napkins will never blow away if stored underneath....
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:10 PM   #3
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Actually my wife thinks it makes a lovely centerpiec
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:41 AM   #4
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Nice bling. I wonder if anyone makes a stainless version of a Danforth?
Without turning this into yet another anchor rating thread, there have been advances in design since Dan IV invented his anchor. And, trading in Anniversary presents is not for the faint hearted. I suggest a careful look at the rollers.
(PS. We greatly enjoyed visiting/cycling PEI.)
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:41 AM   #5
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there have been advances in design since Dan IV invented his anchor.

This is the rant of the new kids with new anchors with huge price tags.

All invent >tests< to prove their hot from the welder unit does work.

A look at a past thread with dozens of home brew anchors ALSO show that most anything works .

A forged SS anchor should be fine , I would not ship a welded unit as the corrosion will continue in or out of the water.
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Have you tried it on your boat yet? It may work just fine. Trading a gift can cause bad feelings. So can not using the gift. It can be awkward.
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by all means use the S.S. Bruce.

Below is a Mainship 30 like yours with a Bruce on the bow

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Wow,
What an expensive gift! Better not show disrespect. I agree w Bruce.

Of course you could say it dosn't fit on the bow ect ect but this person who gave you the anchor has (perhaps unwittingly) committed the same blunder as the person that gives an artist a work of art.

Is there any relevant information like he dosn't know anything about boats or you have been complaining that your present anchor performs poorly or is defective in any other way? What was/is the giver like?

And it's hard to overlook the fact that it's beautiful and most people that don't anchor in Patagonia get along with the type well. I'd mod your bow unless the giver is your wife and then I'd say "what the #$% did you buy this pretentious thing for"? And if you don't like I'll gladly pay shipping to my house.
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It's better then the danforth in many ways IMHO. Stow the danforth away as backup.
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Marlinmike,
I'd put my money on the Danforth for holding power especially in/on soft bottoms like mud. But the Danforth isn't quite as universal as the Bruce. I say Bruce re the OP but it is probably a nondescript "Claw" as it's most likely new and Bruce quit making anchors for pleasure boats years ago. I paid less than $100 for my Claw and use it when I see there's a chance I won't get it back like anchoring in a place where it's common knowledge there's been logging activity. That practice won't apply to jamie mac since his is very expensive SS.
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We have been given a new stainless Bruce anchor for our anniversary but my mainship pilot comes with a danforth setup has any body ever changed over. It appears I will either trade in for a stainless danforth or change roller system.

Haven't heard of a stainless Danforth... but in any case, we would prefer a Fortress instead, a size or two (or three) larger than whatever steel Danforth... Bigger flukes seems to work better when comparing the same style anchors....

Not a recommendation for Fortress over Bruce... just an observation. Also happens we can stow our back-up Fortress more easily, since it comes apart.

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Guys, guys.

He can care less which anchor you THINK is better. He asked if it will fit in his pulpit that currently holds a Danforth.

We have 300+ threads arguing what's better but are kinda scarce on threads about the mechanics of changing types.
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I am familiar with your Mainship model and unless you have done something very different to the platform/roller, that Bruce type should work fine ........ and won't take off like a kite (Fortress) in current
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Haven't heard of a stainless Danforth... but in any case, we would prefer a Fortress instead, a size or two (or three) larger than whatever steel Danforth... Bigger flukes seems to work better when comparing the same style anchors....

Not a recommendation for Fortress over Bruce... just an observation. Also happens we can stow our back-up Fortress more easily, since it comes apart.

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The last link psneeld listed has a very good looking Danforth. VERY good looking Danforth. Heavy overall w an "H" section shank and flukes w large "T" sections on the inbd edge of the flukes. I'm really impressed. But I've got plenty of anchors and it's $1050. for the 35lb anchor. I don't see any galvanized alternative.

Jinbo Marine has an interesting Pool type (a bit like a Navy (but lighter)). It's availible in galvanized but I see no price.
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Thanks for the input our family gave us the anchor fully awre we might exchange it . I work away from home and when i get back i will try it and see if it works . I was just wondering if i would have to swap out the roller or not.
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It will need a zinc, no? Unless you cut off a foot of rusty chain each year.
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It will need a zinc, no? Unless you cut off a foot of rusty chain each year.
why?
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It will need a zinc, no? Unless you cut off a foot of rusty chain each year.

NOPE..
That is funny!

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If you never get it wet, just polish it.
Lemme see, hot-galvanized chain and stainless steel immersed in salt water... No, nothing will happen, in fact, maybe I won't use zinc on my prop shaft anymore, it's getting too expensive anyway.

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