Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-11-2019, 06:04 PM   #1
Guru
 
Star0210's Avatar
 
City: Madisonville, LA
Country: US
Vessel Name: Sea Star
Vessel Model: 2004 Cruisers Yachts 50SS
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 907
Our new anchor came in today.

One more thing checked off the list for this spring.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	544F9D75-52D9-41F9-A2C7-465CE0CF67AB.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	133.2 KB
ID:	88448  
__________________
Advertisement

Star0210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 06:50 PM   #2
Veteran Member
 
StarsMan's Avatar
 
City: Madisonville, LA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sea Star
Vessel Model: Cruisers Yachts SS 5000
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 85
Rocna Vulcan. 73lb. Old anchor and all the chain pulled off the boat last weekend. Chain has numerous rusty links past the 100ft mark. Very rusty and compromised links. Got a line on a replacement chain in Fort Walton beach and will plan to figure out how to go pick it up soon.
__________________

StarsMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 06:52 PM   #3
Guru
 
Tom.B's Avatar
 
City: Cary, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Skinny Dippin'
Vessel Model: Navigator 4200 Classic
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 5,660
I have the pattern for one and am going to build an analog for it to see if it fits. Let us know when you try it and how it does.



What did you replace?
__________________
2000 Navigator 4200 Classic
(NOT a trawler)
Tom.B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 07:06 PM   #4
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 3,461
Is it the best anchor lol

L
Lou_tribal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 07:08 PM   #5
Guru
 
Star0210's Avatar
 
City: Madisonville, LA
Country: US
Vessel Name: Sea Star
Vessel Model: 2004 Cruisers Yachts 50SS
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 907
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lou_tribal View Post
Is it the best anchor lol

L
Star0210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 07:09 PM   #6
Veteran Member
 
StarsMan's Avatar
 
City: Madisonville, LA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sea Star
Vessel Model: Cruisers Yachts SS 5000
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 85
The old anchor is a basic plough style. Narrow and about 50lbs. It just would not hold in the muddy/sandy conditions here. A Danforth or fluke style works best here but that won’t fit in my bow sprit. After a whole boat ton of research, I decided to give the Rocna Vulcan a try. I will update once we get in in the water as to how it compares.
StarsMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 07:11 PM   #7
Veteran Member
 
StarsMan's Avatar
 
City: Madisonville, LA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sea Star
Vessel Model: Cruisers Yachts SS 5000
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 85
Lou, I am NOT falling for that trap. Lol. If it holds, then it’s the “best”. I will know more once I can actually test it.
StarsMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 07:25 PM   #8
Guru
 
BruceK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 9,835
Quote:
Originally Posted by StarsMan View Post
....Chain has numerous rusty links past the 100ft mark. Very rusty and compromised links. Got a line on a replacement chain in Fort Walton beach and will plan to figure out how to go pick it up soon.
Can you have the chain delivered to the marina? For getting it to the boat, we found a 4 wheel trolley at the marina. Loading is easy, we used the windlass to pull it on. Don`t forget to secure the end of the chain, to mouse the shiny new anchor connections, etc....
__________________
BruceK
Island Gypsy 36 Europa "Doriana"
Sydney Australia
BruceK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 07:40 PM   #9
Guru
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Country: US
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,105
Obviously itís the wrong anchor...
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 08:29 PM   #10
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Country: Bumpkin?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 12,524
__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 08:44 PM   #11
Guru
 
HopCar's Avatar
 
City: Miami Florida
Vessel Name: Possum
Vessel Model: Ellis 28
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4,348
It’s too small, the wrong kind and you don’t have enough chain. ��
__________________
Parks Masterson
HopCar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 08:47 PM   #12
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 3,461
Quote:
Originally Posted by HopCar View Post
Itís too small, the wrong kind and you donít have enough chain. ��
So the best option for you is to change your boat to have one matching your anchor.

L
Lou_tribal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 08:58 PM   #13
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 4,502
CQR, CQR, CQR, CQR

All these new fangled contraptions, Sheesh!
menzies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 10:20 PM   #14
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,898
Quote:
Originally Posted by StarsMan View Post
Lou, I am NOT falling for that trap. Lol. If it holds, then itís the ďbestĒ. I will know more once I can actually test it.
Stars Man,
Can you pull 5000lbs on your anchor rode?
If no then Iíll be interested in how it sets and under what conditions.
Good luck but I donít think youíll need much.
__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 12:15 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
City: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Capricorn
Vessel Model: Mariner 29 - Express Cruiser 1969
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 429
Now if you want a real anchor, you should get....... !!!!
rsn48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 12:28 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
JohnS's Avatar
 
City: Indianapolis
Country: USA
Vessel Name: MV La Vita Dolce
Vessel Model: Cheoy Lee 40 LRC
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 106
We just bought a new chain rode, 300' of 5/16 G4 for just over 3.25 a foot. American made LaClede chain, picked up from Maggi chain in Dania Beach, Florida. Looks good, smooth and thick galvanizing. We will see how it lasts over time.
What drove the decision was my finding an 80 lb Manson Supreme on Craigslist for $500, so heavily used the stickers were still on it. Some folks who had just bought a 45ft Powercat thought that it was too big. Happy dance for me.
We are using a Mantus swivel, and backing the chain with 150 ft of New England 5/8 8 brait.
The old rode, 50 ft of 5/16 and 300 ft of 5/8 3 strand will becom our backup / second anchor rode.
This setup may not be the best choice I could have made, but I think that we will sleep well at anchor, and more than thst I can not ask.
JohnS, La Vita Dolce, Cheoy Lee 40 LRC
JohnS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 06:46 PM   #17
Veteran Member
 
StarsMan's Avatar
 
City: Madisonville, LA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sea Star
Vessel Model: Cruisers Yachts SS 5000
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomad Willy View Post
Stars Man,
Can you pull 5000lbs on your anchor rode?
If no then Iíll be interested in how it sets and under what conditions.
Good luck but I donít think youíll need much.
5000lbs?? Iím not sure what this question means? My anchor rode is 3/8Ē all chain. Windlass is Maxwell 1200.
StarsMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 07:28 PM   #18
Guru
 
Nomad Willy's Avatar
 
City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,898
StarsMan,
Yes.
That’s what it takes to pull out a set 35 to 40lb modern design anchor. So if you are going to find out it’s capabilities you’ll need a 5,000lb pull.
The better anchor testers use a scale that measures the pull on the rode in pounds.
You said “If it holds, then it’s the “best”. I will know more once I can actually test it.”
Have at it.
What ever you do it may be interesting. No anchor test that I’ve heard of has featured the Vulcan anchor.
When in prototype configuration we all had quite a few laughs talking about the new “toilet seat” anchor. Looks more like a “tractor seat” to me.
Also looks like a good anchor to me. But it’s not that much different than the Spade anchor except for the shank that is probably a bit over done.
__________________
Eric

North Western Washington State USA
Nomad Willy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 09:58 PM   #19
Veteran Member
 
StarsMan's Avatar
 
City: Madisonville, LA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sea Star
Vessel Model: Cruisers Yachts SS 5000
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 85
Gotcha. Now I understand the question. And yes, I agree it does look like a tractor seat. Lol. I’m hoping all that surface area will yield some good suction to hold things. I am really not looking to anchor in any severe situations. We are mostly marina folks. But my current anchor does not hold at all in our local, very minimal current, fresh water river. My 14lb danforth stern anchor hold better than the plow previously on our boat. So once I get the new chain, and the boat back from the detailer, I’m going to hook up the new “tractor seat” and see how she does.
StarsMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 10:06 PM   #20
Veteran Member
 
StarsMan's Avatar
 
City: Madisonville, LA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sea Star
Vessel Model: Cruisers Yachts SS 5000
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 85
Oh, also, when I said “test” I wasn’t talking in any scientific terms. Basically, if I drop and set at Brady Island (a small spit of trees in a bend in the tchefuncte River here in Madisonville La popular as an anchor and hang out spot), and three days later my boat is in the same spot as when I dropped and set, that will be a success. Because my now old anchor could not do that.
__________________

StarsMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012