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Old 03-25-2020, 11:23 PM   #101
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I will be like that.
That guy has been coyly yanking my chain for years, years! Im though being nice and tolerant. If I ignore he can insult others. And I will have no reason to be less than a happy camper.
Sure, you can do that Eric, but occasionally psn comes up with a bit of a gem. Besides, the way to discourage him yankin' your chain is to not respond - simple..!
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:09 AM   #102
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Sure, you can do that Eric, but occasionally psn comes up with a bit of a gem. Besides, the way to discourage him yankin' your chain is to not respond - simple..!
1.Best way would be for the "yankin" to stop.
2.Second best way is Eric using "Ignore".
3.Eric "seething but not responding" comes well down the list of remedies.
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I have a Delta. I walked our dock and found one CQR on a sailboat. anyway i looked it over and looked at others comparing them all. The plows that is.
If I needed an anchor it would be one to consider, then price.
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David, they are quite an old design. They are still quite popular, because they are quite heavy, and if they are set properly, (one of the weaknesses of the type - getting it to dig in - hopeless in weed), then they hold fairly well.

One of their weaknesses is, strangely enough, the feature they used to plug as a plus, a hinged shank which theoretically allowed if to veer with direction of pull changes. Unfortunately, it is this feature, which, if the fluke is not engaged with the bottom quickly and well, allows the whole fluke end to just bounce along the bottom on it's side.

Their popularity nowadays is perpetuated beyond what their actual performance would justify, because they sit so nicely, and look so nice, (especially if in stainless steel), on most bow arrangements. Because of this they are often still sold as the anchor provided on new vessels.

Later plough type anchors did away with the hinge, and concentrated on getting a quicker set, and better holding power. This move lead to what we are now tending to call the next-gen anchors. These tend to set easier and quicker, and hold better than the CQR. I doubt there are many on TF who would recommend a CQR over one of these later designs. I know from personal experience, I wouldn't. I hope that helps..?
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IF only a single anchor is being carried the CQR is a great choice. Many are forged not cast.

They lack a bit in area so the size for ooze/soft mud is a bit heavier (to get it bigger) than say for a Danforth or Bruce.

They sometimes come up clean and are perhaps the simplest to get to sit comfortably on a bow roller.
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I doubt there are many on TF who would recommend a CQR over one of these later designs. I know from personal experience, I wouldn't. I hope that helps..?
Even as I typed the above comment, I immediately thought of you FF as the one person on here that would.

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IF only a single anchor is being carried the CQR is a great choice. Many are forged not cast.
My friend I just have to dispute the above comment. And from bitter experience. You see, for the first year we owned our boat, a CQR was our only anchor, and it failed to set time and time again. So, when I saw the impressive demo of the Super Sarca anchor at a boat show, I ordered one, and never had a moment's worry anchoring in the next 15 years until we sold her.
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