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Old 12-17-2012, 01:55 AM   #21
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... Sharpening was also suggested as maintenance on some anchors.
Wouldn't sharpening remove the protective, galvanized coating?
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:30 AM   #22
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Not on an aluminum Fortress or a SS anchor.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:44 AM   #23
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[QUOTE=BruceK;
" Sharpening was also suggested as maintenance on some anchors."

Would not sharpening a galvanised anchor tip, grind away the 'gal' leaving it exposed to the elements?

EDIT; you guys are just too quick!
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:49 AM   #24
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:20 AM   #25
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This anchoring stuff is like secret men's business, I wonder if there is an anchor sub branch of the Masons?
Andy that is between us Delta guys. If you don't know the secret handshake, we will not tell.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:48 AM   #26
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Anchors are a religion , like 1 or 2 engines.

For the Bahamas what 2 annchors is the question as much of the time you will run a Bahimian Moore , with a stern anchor.

Usually a big heavy CQR will fit the boats bow roller best.

For a stern anchor we use a 12H or a 20H Danforth as it sets quickly , holds well and is really easy to rig for the Bahamas.

Size counts , weight counts , "modern" design is basically boob bait.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:34 AM   #27
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The Rocna is a great anchor, thoroughly proven in the real world, and extremely well suited to the Bahamas. You see more and more experienced cruisers who anchor all the time trading out their trusty CQRs for them. Actually, "Bahamian moors" are a pretty rare sight. You can sit on a 3-1 all chain rig in most places.

Agree some sort of Danforth style, like a Fortress, makes a good stern anchor when backing up to a beach, or those times when you do deploy a Bahamian. Easy to stow, especially the Fortresses, but we use just plain old Danforths as the back ups to our Delta main.
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