Originally Posted by sean9c
How do you figure that?
They stock, as in physically have, besides Rocna:
Yes but ..
I went in there about a year ago and the passageway was lined w Rocnas. Many of them chrome and 5 or 6' tall standing on end in profound display.
I went there to see a new Spade anchor. At that time I don't recal finding any Spade anchors to see.
The last time I was there the huge chrome Rocna display was gone but still not many choices were on display .. except for Rocnas. The sales guy I talked to before bragged about the huge quanity of Rocnas they were selling and made it seem like there was no point in stocking anything else.
But Fisheries Supply is only one store .. one outlet. I haven't seen WM or other stores over representing Rocna. One sizeable local store for me has mostly Claws (Lewmar) and Deltas and cheap Danforths. WM has a fairly wide selection of anchors. But a store is a store and they can stock only one brand if they choose.
Just go to another store and buy your Manson. Better yet go to the boat shows and see all major products and some you may not have seen before. And now there's always the internet. Search.
Stores choose what to stock .. you choose what to put on your boat.