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Old 09-19-2015, 07:09 PM   #1
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What is all the chatter about new anchors?

I have recently heard a lot of chatter about all these new anchor designs. New shapes and materials. But when you get right down to it, is there really a better anchor than a Rocna?????
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:13 PM   #2
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Oh no! Not again! Ground Hog Day, anchor version?
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:17 PM   #4
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Did someone pay you to ask that?!?

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My Fortress FX11 is the best anchor ever. All other anchors are useless and stupid. I fart in the general direction of anyone who has anything else.
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My Fortress FX11 is the best anchor ever. All other anchors are useless and stupid. I fart in the general direction of anyone who has anything else.
DUDE!!!!! That is hilarious!!!!!
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A search of past topics will reveal a plethora of discussions on the same. Nothing new since our last 15 debates.

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That's a fair question. On our pier we have a 35 ish sailboat with a fresh Rocna. 88# I think?? I spoke to him the other day for the first time. I didn't mention to him that he was obviously over anchored. Cause I'm certainly no authority have recently endangered my wife and some guests when my fairly fresh/ untried 40# Delta drug well over a 1/4 mile in a thunderstorm with 60 mph gusts. Thankfully from the south- as we were anchored on the North side of the island.
So today I tied (30' chain attached to an ugly swivel that I hand spliced into s 5/8 line) on my "came with the boat" well used Fortress 37. I discussed this a little while back- for help on pulpit options. We anchored at Ship again on a calm day and watched pods of dolphins for several hours. On about a 4-1 scope she hooked up fine when we backed down- and did fine all day.
This got me to wandering- since the Delta is outa here- why not set up a new/ second Fortress 37 on all chain as my primary anchor?? Simple/ easy/ light/ adaptable to an electric windless when the time comes?? Hmmm


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Old 09-20-2015, 02:18 AM   #12
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I have recently heard a lot of chatter about all these new anchor designs. New shapes and materials. But when you get right down to it, is there really a better anchor than a Rocna?????
Possibly, but maybe not by much. After all, the Rocna IS one of the new anchor designs you allude to.
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Old 09-20-2015, 04:38 AM   #13
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Mischief? Rocna promotion? Both?
It`s a well ploughed field. Do tell us about all the chatter,all the new designs,all the new shapes and all the new materials,so we are equally and fully informed for this discussion.
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Forky wrote;
"This got me to wandering- since the Delta is outa here- why not set up a new/ second Fortress 37 on all chain as my primary anchor?? Simple/ easy/ light/ adaptable to an electric windless when the time comes?? Hmmm"

Where would you mount the second anchor and how would you launch and retrieve them? Would this be any advantage to one bigger Fortress?
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:12 AM   #16
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That's a fair question. On our pier we have a 35 ish sailboat with a fresh Rocna. 88# I think?? I spoke to him the other day for the first time. I didn't mention to him that he was obviously over anchored. Cause I'm certainly no authority have recently endangered my wife and some guests when my fairly fresh/ untried 40# Delta drug well over a 1/4 mile in a thunderstorm with 60 mph gusts. Thankfully from the south- as we were anchored on the North side of the island.
So today I tied (30' chain attached to an ugly swivel that I hand spliced into s 5/8 line) on my "came with the boat" well used Fortress 37. I discussed this a little while back- for help on pulpit options. We anchored at Ship again on a calm day and watched pods of dolphins for several hours. On about a 4-1 scope she hooked up fine when we backed down- and did fine all day.
This got me to wandering- since the Delta is outa here- why not set up a new/ second Fortress 37 on all chain as my primary anchor?? Simple/ easy/ light/ adaptable to an electric windless when the time comes?? Hmmm


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I always thought that having two anchors on your bow should come with two windlass. I know that with the horizontal shaft windlass you can retrieve two rodes. But with the vertical shaft windlass it would be so handy to have one for each anchor.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:18 AM   #17
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:18 AM   #18
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EVERYBODY ON THIS FORUM NEEDS A BIGGER ANCHOR!!!!
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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.
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