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Old 11-30-2016, 10:39 AM   #1
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I was in the WM store in Anacortes and saw this anchor.

Most anchors at least look like the'd work well but w this one I can't see how much penetration could take place after the bent down edge of the fluke hit the seafloor.

Anyone have one of things? Or used one? Looks like a sure setter but w a questionable hold. But Danforths hold well w little penetration on anything but sift bottoms.
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Old 11-30-2016, 10:51 AM   #2
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Eric, leave the anchor aisle and go to the boat

Is it a Delta clone?
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Old 11-30-2016, 02:18 PM   #4
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No,
It's in the Manson Boss and Rocna Vulcan catergory. A scoop anchor w/o a RB. The Delta is a plow like all the other anchors that look like it. But the WM looks like a Rocna w/o a RB. Except for the wing like outer tips. And the fwd tip of the fluke draws clearly from the Manson Supreme. But I've seen that tip heart shape on other flukes too and have no idea about it's function. All these years I've wondered and it could turn out just to be an embellishment. Steve (Panope) did observe the fact that (on a hard surface) the tip has less pressure on the seafloor and pressure (from weight) on the seafloor is golden while setting. The Claw does well re the tip weight.
But the Boss and the Vulcan have a system (the extra high curved shank) that keeps the anchor from dragging upsidedown but IMO the WM may not. But maybe that's why the flukes sweep back so far. Hmmmm.
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It looks to me like with some pull on the rode the downward "flaps" would make the tip dig in for better initial penetration, but once in they might also hinder digging deep.
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Well look at it this way, you probably wouldn't have to work too hard to get it off the bottom!
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Old 12-01-2016, 12:04 PM   #7
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Steve and 78,
I agree on both counts.
And Steve this was my first thought when I first saw the WM.
Not often does an interesting anchor come onto the market and this one is interesting. I've seen and used more interesting like my XYZ and need I mention the Bulwagga? Even the name is interesting there but it's short scope performance is quite poor and stowing is probably this side of a nightmare.

But the WM is clearly not a rip off of some other design however it would be hard to design an anchor not resembling any other. I suspect I know who designed this anchor and intend to look him up. He has been very involved in anchor testing and West Marine so is a natural suspect.

I've seen this anchor for some time at the West Marine stores but never seen one elsewhere. This of course leads me to belive few have been sold and that would be a shame if it was a good performer. Probably never been in an an anchor test either. It may do well on Steve's (Panope) high performance reversal test procedure. Could be an opportunity for Steve. Not very expensive either.
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:02 PM   #8
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When I consider that it only takes a small difference in fluke angle, width, tip design etc. to make a big difference in anchor performance, I see this anchor as being hugely different from others. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't, but there are some serious differences between it and other "plow" styles. For now, I'm happy with my Rocna.

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It would work well on a 12' Kayak
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