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Old 08-18-2016, 09:34 AM   #1
City: Pt. Richmond
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bella
Vessel Model: Beneteau ST-44
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 6
Anchors for ST44

Hi All,
Has anyone upgraded the wimpy Delta Anchor that is standard equipment on the ST-44? I am the second owner and the first owner installed a full enclosure on the Fly Bridge which creates a ton of surface area so she gets pushed around in the wind a lot. I'm considering a 60# Manson but I'm concerned that the Roll Bar on the Anchor will collide with the pulpit.

Looking for a better anchor solution that doesn't require modification to the boat...plug & play :-)

Thanks for any ideas.

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Old 08-18-2016, 09:46 AM   #2
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City: Concrete Washington State
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Willy
Vessel Model: Willard Nomad 30'
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 11,914
Look at the thead "Anchor Setting Videos".

Our man Steve settled on a Spade. But he tested many other anchors .... Claws, Danforths (both aluminum and steel), Excel and numerous other older anchors like the Kedge. And roll bar anchors SUPER SARCA, Supreme and the Mantus.


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Old 10-21-2016, 04:47 PM   #3
City: venice
Country: u.s.a.
Vessel Name: LindaLee
Vessel Model: Beneteau Swift Trawler
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 10
Delta anchor

We changed the rode on our 2005 Swift 42 to 100ft of 3/8 chain plus 150ft 0f 5/8 line onto the 44lb Delta. While this addressed our future Bahamas trip coral issue it did a great job on our recent 2000 mile R/T Fl to Maine trip . We never needed to use our backup 34lb Fortress & 60ft chain &150ft line What a difference chain makes

Bob Nordstrom
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Old 10-21-2016, 05:19 PM   #4
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City: Gig Harbor
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Selah
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander 40
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 173
66# Sarca Excel would probably be a direct replacement with no concern for the roll bar issue. We switched to one and have been happy with it so far.
Highly recommend the anchor videos for extra data in choosing one.
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