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Old 09-20-2015, 11:40 PM   #21
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If it works fine then no issue, but my Delta didn't and that's dangerous for crew and those around. I went back to my Fortress 37.
Eric- I'm not sure how to mount two- but I started a post a month or so back about how to stow one Fortress. I got some great ideas and suggestions. Maybe someone aboard has this figured out. Heck. These things are so light maybe I just hang them from the rail??
This is my current set up
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So it's fair to say there's no where to go but up!

My ground tackle approach will have a fairly tight budget- as in $0 currently as I resolve some AC issues.
So- basically I have a lunch hook, 30' of proper chain along with the 200' or so of 5/8 line for a rode, along with my original mechanical windlass which still works fine. And given the sandy/ muddy conditions that we will probably be anchoring in for the next several years (sorry Eric, looks like no visit anytime soon- P seems to have moved on to other agendas)- this will work fine for day stuff.

I would actually like to set up all chain/ salt water wash down/ and the next size UP for my primary hook, I'm just scared I might cause some bad Karma- given the reputation the Fortress 37 seems to be developing .

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Old 09-20-2015, 11:45 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by markpierce View Post
When does the Rocna patent expire so we can get inexpensive knock-offs? Can't see spending $500-$2000 for a new anchor when the present one works just fine.
Mark, Mark, Mark...don't tell me doubts about your Bruce are beginning to creep in..?

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Old 09-21-2015, 05:32 AM   #23
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"When does the Rocna patent expire so we can get inexpensive knock-offs?"

Knock offs frequently only LOOK like the origional.

A real CQR is forged, the Chinese copy cast from scrap iron.

A knock off is good way to sell your boat to the insurance company.

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