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post #9 of Old 09-30-2006
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The hydrobubble is junk IMHO, as anything that reduces the weight of the anchor in the water is going to reduce its effectiveness at digging in.

I have a Rocna, and love it..but it is a bit expensive. I ordered mine from the guys in Canada.

My main complaint on it is that it tends to bring up lots of the bottom with it...and it is a bear to break out. I'm adding a windlass and bow roller to my boat to make using my Rocna a lot more user friendly.

I got the 15 kg Rocna, since I depend on it to hold the boat when I'm anchored out, and like the security it gives me, even if the current and wind shift.

Skimping on ground tackle is pennywise and pound foolish IMHO, especially if you're on the hook in bad weather. Getting undersized or badly designed ground tackle is putting your boat at risk. Why carry two small anchors and have to deploy them both, when a slightly larger single anchor will hold you more securely and with fewer complications.

If you have specific questions, let me know via PM.

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