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Re: Ground Tackle For Chessie Mud
It seems that it will either be the Spade or the Rocna.
If you have to buy a new anchor for the Chessy, I say go with either the Manson or the Rocna. I think the Manson is available for less and isn't subject to the questionable metalurgy of the Rocna.
I have used a Delta on the Chessy from Annapolis as far south as York River with few problems. There have been a couple of places where I could not get a set for various reasons (thick mat of leaves/grass or soupy mud). I have yet to drag, but my friend with a larger Hunter which much more windage than my boat drug his Delta so to avoid his experience if the forecast calls for stronger winds or a big wind shift I will use a 10lb mushroom as a kedge.
If I were to buy anything else it would be a Manson in hopes of getting a hook up where my Delta wouldn't.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36
Last edited by PalmettoSailor; 02-09-2013 at 08:09 PM.