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Old 06-26-2016, 09:45 AM   #21
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OG Good Peter,
Now I am straight re SARCA anchors .. been to SARCA school.

When I put my Claw on the bow roller it's quite the opposite of yours .. angle wise. Looks like yours is'nt all the way up on the roller platform. Do you go out on the bow to launch the anchor? I suspect not and think that self launching is the reason for the mounting angle but I wonder how you stop the retrieval so the fluke tip dos'nt slam the hull. My mounting angle is odd too but the opposite from yours .. pitched up instead of down. And I need to push the anchor a few inches fwd so when I rotate it down the fluke tip clears the hull. Easy to do and of course I need to push down on the shank a bit for a full retrieval. The idea for me is for a minimal overhang.

Yea I forgot the "C for combination" part. I like the full description part but think acronyms are a PITA or at least elusive.

I put two of my almost unmodified anchors in the marine store at the marina but took the Claw 33 back and the big Dan still has'nt sold.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:44 AM   #22
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Sorry Eric, I should have commented, that slightly tilted position of my anchor is not how we travel. I had it in that position to illustrate how the hinged roller helps in the launch, I think. It does retract right to horizontal, hard against the retaining bolt, as in the pic below, yet still self launches, even from the fully retracted position. From your bow shot, ideally to launch a Sarca of either type, you'd be best to mount a blunt platform or bowsprit, horizontal to the waterline, to make sure the anchor did not damage the bow gelcoat/paint, and would self-launch, etc. However, I think they actually enhance the look of the bow to have one there. Then the mounting of the proper roller for the Sarca is a breeze as well.
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I went to the website to research prices, but it says it is under construction . ..
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:32 PM   #26
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Speaking of bow pulpits what's the purpose of them other than to mount two anchors? Seems to me one could cut them off and pay less moorage .... And mount any roll bar anchor. Why not?

Our pulpit is slotted, only for one anchor. I'd prefer two, but it is what it is...

Anyway, another purpose... i.e., in addition to holding the flukes off the hull... is that I can often maneuver the pulpit to be right over the top of many docks, easily right next to pilings or right over cleats, to make it easier to attach lines ashore when we're docking...

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Yep, it's about time some others get to enjoy the benefits of the Sarca Excel. What size anchor did you get?
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Yep, it's about time some others get to enjoy the benefits of the Sarca Excel. What size anchor did you get?
Whatever size it is, it will no doubt be enough to anchor his boat better, and for less money, than those hearing aids you tried to anchor your boat with Don.
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Whatever size it is, it will no doubt be enough to anchor his boat better, and for less money, than those hearing aids you tried to anchor your boat with Don.
Yeah, Pete, it would have been cheaper to let the radar pedestal fall into the water. hmmmmm, wonder if the holding power of a heavy radar pedestal has been tested.
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Yep, it's about time some others get to enjoy the benefits of the Sarca Excel. What size anchor did you get?
I got a #6. 30kg.
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I got a #6. 30kg.
Perfect. Get ready for very secure nights at anchor. Remember they require almost no back-down.
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Can`t say if backing down is less appropriate with an Excel than a Super Sarca. With the latter, I do backdown, and I test the set with judicious power application. Which is not far short of power setting. If I don`t, I don`t have the confidence a "load and hold" brings.
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I got a #6. 30kg.
That is what I have. It is a serious anchor.
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Sorry, am not convinced of an improvement. Back to a plow?
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Can`t say if backing down is less appropriate with an Excel than a Super Sarca. With the latter, I do backdown, and I test the set with judicious power application. Which is not far short of power setting. If I don`t, I don`t have the confidence a "load and hold" brings.
Bruce, I always back down to set the anchor hard. I use to worry a lot about wind shifts. Now, not so much.
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Ok, if it makes y'all feel more secure, then back down by all means. But it is basically superfluous, because if the wind or current comes up enough to move you, it digs in well then anyway, and if not, it didn't matter. Next wind or tidal current shift it's going to have to un-set and re-set if that change is strong enough anyway, and you don't get up, turn on the engine, and back down again each time that happens, do you..? Just sayin...
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...Next wind or tidal current shift it's going to have to un-set and re-set if that change is strong enough anyway, and you don't get up, turn on the engine, and back down again each time that happens, do you..? Just sayin...
In the videos, I seem to remember seeing it pivot in place while staying buried...
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In the videos, I seem to remember seeing it pivot in place while staying buried...
Depends on the substrate and how deeply it is buried. Either way, it re-sets pretty damn quick, unless the conditions are so light it does not even pull hard enough on the chain on the bottom to even straighten it enough to reach and pull on the anchor directly - which in a sheltered anchorage is what happens more than we think I suspect.
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Sorry, am not convinced of an improvement. Back to a plow?

Rex is generally pretty quick to say it's not a plough. Even though he spells it "funny."



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