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Old 03-14-2012, 08:50 AM   #21
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RE: The SLOT - or watch the doughnut not the hole

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our boat was not fitted by the manufacturer with the optional Weather-Wave-O-Matic control unit.*

*Ha Ha* That's a good one.

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Old 03-14-2012, 04:01 PM   #22
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RE: The SLOT - or watch the doughnut not the hole

If you like an anchor that has the long slot just install a bolt through the slot about 1/2" ahead of the end of the slot. That keeps the shackle and chain attached to the correct end of the anchor shank. That's what I did w my Manson Supreme. I did'nt like the slot either.

I'm in the library in Concrete WA. Will be on the ferry north on Feb 30th. The snow seemed to follow us down here. New house is fine but we have some heating problems to solve.

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Eric!* Good to hear from you.* Fill us in on the details sometime.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #24
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RE: The SLOT - or watch the doughnut not the hole

Thanks Gig. Forklift.........I think your Delta is a good looking anchor. Suspect it needs plenty of scope like the Rokna though. I agree the Claws are very nice looking but I suspect the Quickline anchor is presently the best looking anchor on the planet. You should get one Walt.
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RE: The SLOT - or watch the doughnut not the hole

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If you like an anchor that has the long slot just install a bolt through the slot about 1/2" ahead of the end of the slot. That keeps the shackle and chain attached to the correct end of the anchor shank. That's what I did w my Manson Supreme. I did'nt like the slot either.

I'm in the library in Concrete WA. Will be on the ferry north on Feb 30th. The snow seemed to follow us down here. New house is fine but we have some heating problems to solve.

Eric Henning
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You apparently missed that ferry, but not to worry, as there is another one March 30th.*

Good to see you back!!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:41 PM   #27
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The SLOT - or watch the doughnut not the hole

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I certainly agree with you, Walt, that of all the anchor types out there, the Bruce (or equivelent knock off) is the most aesthetic of the bunch by a long shot.* In tems of looking good on the bow I think it wins hands down.* It's almost aerodynamic in its shape.

And if one actually uses it, at least under non-arduous conditions (I'm talking here about the smaller sizes like 33#, 44#, and so on) it will most likely work just swell as an actual anchor, too.
*Today I saw the "perfect" anchor for Marin: a 2 kg. Bruce-like.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:16 PM   #28
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I'm in the library in Concrete WA. Will be on the ferry north on Feb 30th. The snow seemed to follow us down here. New house is fine but we have some heating problems to solve.
*Eric, what's your plan for finding your way out of The Twilight Zone?
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Beer bottle opener?
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Old 03-17-2012, 04:31 PM   #30
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RE: The SLOT - or watch the doughnut not the hole

Walt did'nt forgo his co-vetted position as organ master*did he? Hard to imagine TF without Walt.

Cary.............my bad. Getting old it seems.

Mark.........I've got one of those to smack into the beach to keep the dinghy from blow'in away. Still have my 11lb claw to experiment with. When summer comes. Marin has said a few things about them claws ..........and I suspect he may pass judgement in the near future. Something I've wanted to do in the past is to use a grinder to sharpen the fluke tips on a claw. Now that I'm down here I can take it to Scott's and have it re-galvanized. One high performance claw comm'in up. Don't tell Marin though ....we don't want him stressed. I hope he appeals to Cary and pulls him back.

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Mark.........I've got one of those to smack into the beach to keep the dinghy from blow'in away.
*Eric, if I had a dinghy, it's likely I would have bought the little claw.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #32
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Hi Eric, yes...good to see you back. Anchor discussion has been the poorer for your absence.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:14 AM   #33
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The slot

Well I've ended up with a Super Sarca with a slot - and a new bowsprit also despite various criticisms of having a slotted shank. Those who have it love it - like PeterB. And as suggested I can always use the slot bolt to limit it's use if I so decide. I concluded it gives me flexibility and options.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:54 AM   #34
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What's the function of the thin slots on the plow portion of the anchor? Can't imagine they have a signficant factor (if even measurable) increasing holding power. Looks like gimimckry unless someone can convince me otherwise.
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To release any suction holding mud or sludge is what the manufacturer told me.
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To release any suction holding mud or sludge is what the manufacturer told me.
That's weak.
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That's weak.
Weak or not Mark - it certainly seems to cut down the amount of bottom they bring up. I hardly ever need to hose off the anchor, and we have quite a lot of mud or mixed mud/sand bottoms where I cruise.
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PS Jan - well done. You won't regret the purchase, and I'm willing to bet you will never feel the need for that slot bolt.
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Thanks Pete. I had a long discussion with Rex, CEO of Sarca when I picked it up and he knows his stuff so with your and other endorsements as well as the comfort of thousands of other satisfied customers I feel very good about my purchase.
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On many boats the anchor does not have to be man handled, it stows in a Hawse Hole or on a bow roller.

Weather it brings up mud? Who cares????

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