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Old 09-29-2002
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Anchor Tests

Hi Bruce,
I just got back from the Practical Sailor site and yes, I agree and am also impressed.There is also conflicting results when compaired with the U.S. Sailing anchor tests.Especially with the holding power of the Bruce.Did you read the info on the danforth type that failed to re-set because of a shellfish in the flukes? This is what scares me about these anchors.Alot of people see the holding power and are kinda led down the wrong road.
It''s not just about holding power.It''s a balance of all things considered.If you need four thousand pounds of holding power, I wouldn''t want to be on board and that same anchor can be rendered useless with a fist sized object or dragged into grass!
The dissapointment to me in the test was that they only tested in sand and mud.

Dennis
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