I agree with Dawg..
the 15ks or 33lb is fine and NO it does not ALWAYS bring up mud but it does more often than not..
#1 Let the boats momentum break out the anchor..
#2 Drag it at very slow speed just bellow the surface of the water to clean it off before hauling up into the roller...
We anchored three times yesterday and only once did it come up fully covered with mud the other two times it came up clean..
P.S. We had three boat rafted yesterday, for about five or six hours, on our Rocna 15 in 10-16 knot winds on a very soft bottom. The total weight of the three vessels was around 50,000 pounds of displacement... While not a real test for the Rocna that's a lot of weight for a soft bottom and a lot of windage too..
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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Last edited by Maine Sail; 07-05-2008 at 08:38 AM.