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No need to open another debate about the SAIL anchor testing - just thought this would be of interest to all. This is a table containing the summary comments as published in the 2007 West Marine catalog:



Since West Marine was the organization really behind this testing, it is interesting to see their own comments. Bearing in mind they sell some of the anchors included.

Now, no graphs.

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Is WM going to be carrying the Rocna?? I'm asking because I've been asked about mine, and have to tell them that they have to have one shipped in from BC, Canada.

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Ah well now you'd have to ask them that

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The Fortress is mislabeled in the post as steel

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So it was. Fixed now.

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What? No Bruce?
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Valiente...I will assume the ?? was tongue in cheek but for those who are less knowledgeable...the Bruce is gone now and the lewmar claw is the closest brand name anchor to it.
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I would have to ask......
What were the bottom conditions? Bottom conditions are not stated in the results.
I have never had a problem setting my claw in Sand and Mud, but in this test it failed to set.
This is not the true to life results that I routinely experience.
My personal experiences do not agree with the above test results.
Therefore, me personally, I do not hold these results in high esteem or value. (Just my opinion).
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I am less knowledgeable...

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Valiente...I will assume the ?? was tongue in cheek but for those who are less knowledgeable...the Bruce is gone now and the lewmar claw is the closest brand name anchor to it.
Why don't they make the Bruce anymore? I thought it was a very popular anchor?
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My personal experiences do not agree with the above test results.
Therefore, me personally, I do not hold these results in high esteem or value. (Just my opinion)
I have the same opinion. It is only a guide. I don't trust any anchor, why else would I leave the anchor watch feature actived at night and or have an anchor watch?

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