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Interesting results conducted by Boat US on popular anchors. See Oct. issue of 'Seaworthy' as the results where not surprising...

http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/asse...nchor-test.pdf

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Given a soft mud test the results are not surprising. That's why I have two anchors.
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As I dont live in that country... Do ya wanna spill the beanz?

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Not sure if links are ok. If not mods can take it down.

The Fine Art Of Anchoring Page 2 - Seaworthy Magazine - BoatUS

http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/asse...nchor-test.pdf.
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Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

Based on the tests as an average I want to ony anchor on Day 4

But it was interesting how the old school anchor did pretty good against the new generation one.

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Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

There was a long thread elsewhere. The area is known for layers of oyster shell and soft mud and is extremely variable.

My only take away is that when you are anchoring over a layered bottom with shells, there's no telling what you've got, even after you back down (you will feel a 500# set, but perhaps that is ALL you've got). I think it might be over-examining the data to say much about winners and losers.

Bigger is better and shock absorption helps, but moving is the only safe bet... if there is anything better nearby.

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Got to like these results if you make the Mantus. I would expect Fortress/Danforth to own a staight line pull test in mud, but if I was only looking at this chart, i would buy a Mantus.

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Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

Why a soft mud test alone? It is very common there? Not a bottom very usual in Europe: Most anchoring bottoms are sand, hard sand, normal mud, and sand with vegetation. As someone said, the best anchors on soft mud have not a very good performance on other bottoms.


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Nothing but soft mud around here. Same in the Chesapeake as I understand it.

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Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

Am I reading this correctly? This is a test of an anchor's ability to set itself?

They lower the anchor, paid out 200 ft. of scope, (without having set it) then started reeling 100 ft in, at 10 ft./minute.

I don't read this as a test of a properly set and scoped anchor's holding power

It's a test of re-setting in a straight line..

or am I reading this wrong?
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