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Old 09-16-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Santa arrives early......

Well maybe I should say "Sarca arrives early".

Today our new Sarca Excel landed in Victoria BC, it replaces our 30 year old 20kg Bruce on the bow pulpit. The Excel is a No.5 weighing in at 22kg and boy is it well built. Now we just have to get out and try it.

Stay tuned for the reviews, I just hope I don't break the pulpit off when it hooks up. It just looks like a mean machine!

Rex and Joy at Anchor Right Australia were absolutely fantastic to deal with, thank you!

Please excuse the last photo for being blurry, even the smartphone was so scared it was shaking in its boots............
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:48 PM   #2
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Way to go, Mike. I hope when you opened it up you checked to see that it is the northern hemisphere model.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:53 PM   #3
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Don, I really don't care which way it spins going down or coming up..........
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:03 PM   #4
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Seeing them side by side in photo #2 is more than interesting...

Care to share some details about shipping options?
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:13 PM   #5
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Seeing them side by side in photo #2 is more than interesting...

Care to share some details about shipping options?
Rex & Joy looked after everything, arrive at the office after a little over a week after ordered.....
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:51 PM   #6
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Rex & Joy looked after everything, arrive at the office after a little over a week after ordered.....
Good thing Santa brought it, because that would be heinously expensive to send air mail
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:11 PM   #7
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Another Bruce traitor in our midst! Mike, I really surprised. I never saw it coming.

Well, at least you switched to a Sarca Excel and not some lowly CQR or Danforth.

What are you going to do with the Bruce?
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What are you going to do with the Bruce?
I'm waiting for him to say turn it into a doorstop
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Mate ,
Welcome to the Sarca family, you are now with a securely anchored group of people.
OK enough crap, you will be suitably impressed after you have hung of it a few times.

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Another Bruce traitor in our midst! Mike, I really surprised. I never saw it coming.

Well, at least you switched to a Sarca Excel and not some lowly CQR or Danforth.

What are you going to do with the Bruce?
Traitor!!!!!!! The Bruce get a well deserved retirement and a place of honour resting next to the 40 year old Danforth in the aft lazerette....
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:24 PM   #11
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I'm waiting for him to say turn it into a doorstop
Name is Mike, not M_ _ _ _ ....
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This actually brings up a very serious issue; given any thought to your new avatar?
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Sorry, don't have Larry's Photoshop skills so it will have to wait till we get out on the water in the dinghy for a new photo.......but thanks for the reminder..
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What are you going to do with the Bruce?
My first thought too.

My second thought was "I'm closer, and in province." [emoticon of a smiling little yellow guy rubbing his hands together]
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I've got a feeling that Excel is just for show. Sure is purty!! It'll probably never get wet.

That's the job of the Bruce heretofore kept out of sight like an ugly but willing girlfriend in the aft lazarette.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:19 AM   #17
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In X number of launches the Bruce failed Y number of times?

Let us know about the new irons failure rate..
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In X number of launches the Bruce failed Y number of times?
Our Lewmar Claw has skipped across the bottom and refused to hold a couple times, and we've only been boating for 2 years. Both times meant dropping in 'more problematic' locations; something I hate to do.
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My first thought too.

My second thought was "I'm closer, and in province." [emoticon of a smiling little yellow guy rubbing his hands together]
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I tried also to get a Bruce hand me down anchor but failed. I went out and bought a Lewmar. The Lewmar looks very good though and I sharpened the fluke tips up some. Not been wet though as wer'e still on the hard. But Spy I think Mike said it was a 20KG Bruce. Isn't that 44lbs? Very big mama for a 26' boat. I could'a got a 44lb Lewmar but decided it was too big????

Murray,
What size Lewmar Claw do you have?
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If you cruise you'll eventually find yourself anchored in a gale or even a bigger blow. When the anchor chain is straight as an arrow you will wonder if you should have bought the anchor off a mothballed battleship. Then you'll wonder if the anchor you have is digging in or pulling out. Then you'll join the dreaded "do I have the right anchor" discussion here.
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