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Seachoice anchors

I am looking to buy a heavier anchor as a backup for my #14 Lewmar Delta on my 1981 Hunter 30. I want a 22 pound plow I think and I see these Seachoice anchors on Ebay, has anyone got any experiance with these?
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Re: Seachoice anchors

Seeing as I got no reply on this post I am thinking that no one has tried these Seachoice anchors. Has anyone used any Seachoice products? If so what is your opinion of Seachoice?
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Re: Seachoice anchors

First I've heard of the company.
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Re: Seachoice anchors

Never heard of them, and I fancy myself quite the anchor geek. BTW, the weld in the picture doesn't look very good.

Anchors are a very poor place to try and save money, considering how long they last, what they do, and what happens if they don't work.

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Re: Seachoice anchors

Seachoice came up quite a bit as a manufacturer when I was searching Amazon for whistles, visual safety signals, dock lines, etc. I don't know much yet, but I haven't seen their name ANYPLACE else, i.e., at the defender, westmarine, or here on the sailnet store sites. That, in and of itself, was enough to warn me off. Best guess... SeaChoice is probably NOT a viable sea choice. Just guessing.

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Re: Seachoice anchors

A 14 lb Delta is light for a boat your size so going up is a good idea. If you are upgrading, why not a Manson Supreme or Rocna? If cost is the reason, then go with a 22 lb Delta if your happy with your current one.
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Re: Seachoice anchors

That is indeed one ugly weld. I agree with the others--anchors aren't a good place to go with a no-name. A soap dish? Sure. But not an anchor. Metallurgy would be an unknown with that one.
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Re: Seachoice anchors

You will find a lot of different products sold under the Seachoice name. They are mostly made in China and sold to marine dealers by Land N Sea Distributers. It is their house brand. It is made to be sold at a low price point.

I see you're in Orlando. If you're on good terms with your local marine dealer, ask him to order one from Land N Sea for you to look at. If you don't like it he should be able to return it with no problem.

I don't think you'll like it. When you ask your dealer to return it, tell him you'll buy a real Delta from him.
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Re: Seachoice anchors

Generally, you get what you pay for. Anchors are important, boats are costly. Maybe buy cheap wine instead?

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Re: Seachoice anchors

Search at Amazon shows that Seachoice makes knockoff Danforths/Bruces/Plows. Numerous complaints about them being undersized and substandard galvanizing including one that was delivered already rusted.

Last anchor I bought was a Mantus. Extremely happy with it.
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