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Old 09-17-2001
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Deltas are great!

I''ve read long threads in the past about everyone''s favorite or most hated anchor. Sorry for boring everyone with mine.

We just spent the weekend at anchor in Eastern Long Island, trying to get away from the world for a couple of days.

The winds are shifty in New England these days, what with Erin and Gabrielle spinning off the coast. Those shifting winds generated four complete 180 degree swings around our Delta anchor. Two swings happened in the middle of the night.

As far as we could tell, the anchor reset itself perfectly every time. Unlike the similar CQR, the Delta doesn''t have a pivoting device, so it must reset itself when the boat swings around it.

The bottom? Hard sand, we think. The chart says "stk" but the anchor came up clean as a whistle.
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