Originally Posted by CPseudonym
I heard somewhere a while ago the reason he had a 300# Rocna was only because Rocna wouldn't make him a larger one. Not sure how much if any truth there was to that story but IIRC it was something I read on his blog or website???
You may have heard that from us, but that's only half true. We talked with them in Morehead City about it and I did post it here somewhere. Rocna was the only company willing to "scale up" their anchor for them. 300 was as big as they could make it at the time, which was big enough for him. His previous anchor (I want to say Bruce) stuck out too far to allow him to spring away from some docks with tall fixed piles. Actually, it was the "wings" of the super-size Bruce that were the issue. He did, however, say the Rocna was, by far, the best anchor he has ever used and worked in every type of bottom. Perhaps only because of its giant size, but 3:1 was about what we saw him use in Taylor's Creek in Beaufort. I have picks :-)