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Old 04-03-2016, 12:14 AM   #61
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In search of the Holy Ground Tackle (which people originally thought was a "grail")...I found it in Isle Of Hope marina near Savannah, Ga.

I doubt the guy will part with it...but the murmers all around the campfire...."it IS the best"....
No, I don't think so psn...that's just the Bugel anchor, praiseworthy as maybe being the mother of the roll bar concept, but subsequent designs are generally regarded as have an edge in various differing ways.

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Old 04-03-2016, 04:37 AM   #62
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... and look at this thread, especially the last few pages...then make up your own mind.
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Exactly. Sometimes you do the hard yards yourself, in this case the hard yards have been done for you. Use the information, form your own conclusion. Why expect someone else to do that too?
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:06 AM   #63
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Take a walk around marinas near your area of operation and see what the majority of boats have hanging off the bow.
Be careful when you do this. The anchors on boats that are marina queens don't give you a good picture of what works. If you can identify boats that anchor out most of the time you will get a better picture.

Some tip offs: Well worn anchor, solar panels, wind generator.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:17 AM   #64
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No, I don't think so psn...that's just the Bugel anchor, praiseworthy as maybe being the mother of the roll bar concept, but subsequent designs are generally regarded as have an edge in various differing ways.
I apologize...I believe you are correct after looking closer.

My first thoughts were home made as it was so rough looking and the flukes looked like they were cut with a torch from flat steel plate....but there are enough design features that a homemade probably would have left out.

Good catch, my bad...
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"I'm partial to the SuperMAX anchors if I don't have to manually lift the weight. Have no first-hand experience with many of the other styles, so can't say its 'the best.' "

Appreciate the endorsement. There are many great anchors out there now. The decision on which anchor should be based on the conditions you intend to anchor in or could potentially anchor in. Check both the manufacturers information and specs and those of boaters you trust. Be careful about tests that do not follow the manufacturer's recommended setting procedure. Some tests are good resources but if they follow a protocol that you will never use or is suspect then they should not be your deciding factor. Choose an anchor that sets quickly in a variety of seabeds, has a large fluke area (bigger is better), and is constructed with materials that are made to last (lifetime warranty). Finally, determine if the anchor will fit your bow and set up. If not, are you willing to make the modifications to make it fit?

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Old 04-03-2016, 11:46 PM   #66
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I received a reply to my email to the new NA Anchor Right distributor yesterday. He was very helpful. I am definitely considering purchasing a Sarca Excel from him.
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:09 AM   #67
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I received a reply to my email to the new NA Anchor Right distributor yesterday. He was very helpful. I am definitely considering purchasing a Sarca Excel from him.

Who is the new distributor?
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:50 AM   #68
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Who is the new distributor?
Here's the scuttlebutt so far....

Trawler Forum - View Single Post - Anchor setting Videos

Just a guess, but judging from the "dvm" in his email address, it might be the owner of Shaw Pet Hospitals in Victoria, BC.

No announcement here yet; http://www.anchorright.com.au/retail/distributors
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When I started this post I think most folks thought "Here we go again". But I always get new ideas and perspectives reading all the posts about anchors. Anchoring is something we all have to do whether we like it or not. It's great to everyone's input and ideas. I always learn something new.
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Who is the new distributor?

Sorry, I lost track of the anchor threads.

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He was very quick to reply to my email and very helpful. Rex from Anchor Right also pointed me to Nick. So he is legit.
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Rex from Anchor Right also pointed me to Nick. So he is legit.
Any hints as to when they will hit our shores?
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Any hints as to when they will hit our shores?
He told me he will get his first shipment in 6-7 weeks. He quoted me about $100 CDN to ship an anchor to Tacoma. He also offered to buy me a beer if I just took the boat to Victoria and picked it up there. Just might consider that.
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:12 PM   #73
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Dave,
I think the exchange rate is still good for us.


Well the choices expressed here are amazing in that there is an extremely wide variety.

Anchor. Votes
Excel. 5
Supreme. 5
Rocna. 4
Mantus. 3
Delta. 3
Fortress. 2
SARCA. 2
Super Max. 2
Bruce. 2
Vulcan. 1
Danforth. 1
Spade. 1
AC-14 Stockless. 1

13 anchors chosen w only 32 votes. No consensus really. A very wide varity of choices.
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I think you can also use
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Sorry, I lost track of the anchor threads.

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He was very quick to reply to my email and very helpful. Rex from Anchor Right also pointed me to Nick. So he is legit.
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"A very wide varity of choices."

A very wide variety in boating experience.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:29 AM   #76
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Dave,
I think the exchange rate is still good for us.


Well the choices expressed here are amazing in that there is an extremely wide variety.

Anchor. Votes
Excel. 5
Supreme. 5
Rocna. 4
Mantus. 3
Delta. 3
Fortress. 2
SARCA. 2
Super Max. 2
Bruce. 2
Vulcan. 1
Danforth. 1
Spade. 1
AC-14 Stockless. 1

13 anchors chosen w only 32 votes. No consensus really. A very wide varity of choices.
If you look at the votes based on style of anchor recommended, there is a clear winner.
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If you look at the votes based on style of anchor recommended, there is a clear winner.

??

Can you group them into categories, then? Or maybe I'm the only guy on the planet who doesn't immediately recognize the shape of each of those?

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Well personally I'd say the top 4 or 5 have something in common.
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Bill,
I think you're talking about the old and the new ... or is it the scoop and the plow? Well ..... why don't you say what you mean?

The one's w 3or more votes ..
Mantus, delta, Excel, Rocna and Supreme as "new"

And the anchors w 2 or less votes ...
Fortress, Spade, SARCA, Vulcan, Super Max, AC-14, Bruce and Danforth as "old"

Dosn't fly very well however I thought you had a point at first. What is the Spade, SARCA, Vulcan and Fortress doing in the "old" column?

I think it has more to do w what people use and have on their boat. Basically all the anchors work while normally anchoring and people recomend what works .. what they have, use and are familar with. Most of us tend to "stick to our guns" and when we chose what we have we thought it best. And we tend to go on thinking it's best. Also we tend to support our clan and our things. We support what's close to us. Most of us could afford to buy most any anchor represented here but don't intend to anchor in storms and don't think a storm will "happen to them" .... we read about those hapless people but that "won't happen to me" syndrome ... and then there's the "get around to it" problem.

So there's mostly only a vocal few that have modern anchors.

As to trying to identify a group re anchor design/type ... can't be talked about without classifying the anchors as to design type.
Danforth type
Stockless type
Scoop type
Plow type

Most fall neatly into a type. But what about the SARCA and Claw? I'd say the SARCA is more of a plow than anything else and the Claws are more of a scoop. So it really boils down to scoop and plow .... and others.

If you score anchors as to type ...
15 choose Scoop
10 choose Plow
4. Choose Other

If the vote was twice as many votes for one as the other I'd say a clear preference has been made. But 2/3rds of the vote was for Plow type anchors and it's not really close to 50/50 either. I'd say a more popular choice is for Scoop types but not by an overwhelming margin.

After more looking at my lists what does stand out is that the anchors that got 4 or more votes are all Scoop types ... the Supreme, Excel and the Rocna. ALL SCOOPS. Having made that observation I'd say the Scoop type anchor is most popular. It may be a bit of a stretch but it may indicate that the Scoop anchor is considered best by a majority.

So Bill if that's what you meant you had/have a point. But many more people would need to be involved to make much hay of it.
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Oh if it isn't obvious I classified the anchors (type wise) as follows ..

Plow;
Delta, SARCA, Excel

Scoop;
Supreme, Claw, Vulcan, Mantus, Spade, Super Max and Rocna.

For "Others" perhaps "Pivoting Shank Anchors" would be a better way of identifying what is roughly called the Danforth type. You can't call them "old" as they are all still being made. However for pleasure boats very few stockless anchors are being made. But Danforth anchors are so popular they may be the most popular anchor sold. But if I had to bet large sums I'd guess the Claws would prevail. Re the "old - new" concept the Dan's are surely consideren old compared to the claw. Which of the two I'd be more likely to most often use? Danforth. But ofer 50% of others may say Claw.

Perhaps here's the greatest standout .... that there are over twice as many manufacturers making Scoop anchors as Plow types.
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