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Old 04-15-2011
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1. Did Rocna really claim to have "won" this battle or did they merely claim that the test showed that Rocna had gained the highest average holding power - maximum before release ?
This is the graph that seems to irritate the competition:
http://www.rocna.com/rocna-world/roc...-test-results/

The data is from the original main SAIL graph, which is here:
http://www.petersmith.net.nz/boat-an...ce-testing.php
(On that graph the bars are in green).

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2. In that test did the report say that Rocna had an average holding power of 40% higher than nearest rival ?
Max Before Releasing (average holding power) data off the graph:
Rocna - 4800 lb
Spade - 3300 lb
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3. It seems this may be the case but is it black and white ?
SAIL published several other charts on following pages under a sidebar to illustrate certain points, such as effect on scope and effect of location. These charts take subsets of the data and don't even include all anchors. However because they appear to show different results, they allow agendized individuals to try to muddy the waters.

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4. Is this true or was the [ancora-latina.com] domain purchased well before Alain Poiraud's death ? Who actually now owns this domain, Craig Smith or Peter Smith ?
I do. It was purchased on 1st September last year. Alain died in February this year. The domain details are easily checked.

Additionally, the people at Ancora Latina always denied any connection whatsoever with Poiraud.

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Brian, you offered to post the real Sail results. Please do so. A version of the Sail report was on the Rocna web site but has apparently been removed.
It hasn't been removed, it's here:
www.rocna.com/rocna-world/independent-reviews/
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Last edited by Craig Smith; 08-16-2011 at 09:00 PM.
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