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Stern anchor suggestions

Some facts and figures about some anchors:

Holding power, first in Sand then in Gravel.

CQR Lewmar(16,5kg)- 900kg - 650kg best numbers but "with a big snag: when dragged it finishes up on its back...so it did not rebed".

Brake MPI(20kg, but same size)-1000kg-400kg
"it doesn''t have the consistency of the spade or CQR" (can suddenly break out).

Delta Lewmar(15,5kg) - 400kg - 350kg

Spade (15kg)- 900kg - 300kg "..it is almost impossible to break out. It drags very slowly while maintaining excellent holding power".

Topguard MPI(16kg) - 350kg - 150kg

Claw Lewar(14kg)(type Bruce)- 150kg- 100kg

FHD Plastimo(15kg)(type Bruce)-220kg-150kg

Aluminium anchors

Spade (6,5kg) - 650kg - 70kg "in gravel the spade does not bed in."

Fortress(6,5kg) - 370 - 25

Tests take place with 21m of chain (10mmm) with a 5/1 scope.

Some examples of the wind force in a 12m boat.

15knots-130kg 30knots-540kg 42-1000 60-2180
120-8720

Test published in "Yachting World" Jan 2004.


Paulo





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