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Anchor/Chain replacement

Hi,
I am looking to replace the old anchor and chain on my Niagara 31. I was looking at the Rocna 10 for an anchor. Their website suggests this size for my boat (~9000lbs). Is this really big enough for the Pacific Northwest? Also, is 5/16th chain the right size to use??
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I'd bump..

I'd bump that to a Rocna 15 which is 33lbs.. The Rocna's have a lot more surface are per pound than do a Delta, Bruce or CQR so the Rocna 10 would work but why not have peace of mind!!

Spade 80 (35lbs. in steel), Rocna 33lb., CQR 35lb.

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The above post is the BEST argument that I have seen for a Rocna!

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Rocna 33lb
You'd best bump up the chain size too, to handle the extra 100 lbs of mud that shovel scoops up each time you weigh anchor . . . (VBG)
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The above post is the BEST argument that I have seen for a Rocna!

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You'd best bump up the chain size too, to handle the extra 100 lbs of mud that shovel scoops up each time you weigh anchor . . . (VBG)
That's NO JOKE you'll pull up Rhode Island size chunks off bottom with a Rocna!!!
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So I've heard.

Tough to deal with and I would imagine very messy, but that is good testimony to it's holding power.
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So I've heard.

Tough to deal with and I would imagine very messy, but that is good testimony to it's holding power.
I actually snub it and drag it about three feet bellow the surface of the water as we leave the anchorage motoring slowly. Once clean I pull it up onto the roller...
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Rocna vs Spade (shoveling performance:)

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Since you seem to have used both...
How does the Spade compare to the Rocna when it comes to bringing up lots of bottom. I know the Rocna has a bit more surface area, but I tend to imagine that the 'roll-bar' keeps the chunk on the anchor. On the Spade, why wouldn't the chunk just fall off?

I'm in the market for one of the two. Help out if you can...
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I'd have to second everything Halekai says... since i have a Rocna 15kg on my boat... it is just the best anchor I've ever worked with. Last summer, backing down to set the anchor, I nearly dumped my bowman into the water... that's how hard the anchor usually sets.

When Halekai and I bought our Rocnas, we both had to pay freight from BC, Canada.... since then, they've gotten the anchors into West Marine, and the price has come down a bit... so they're far more affordable and easy to find. Be aware that most of your WMs will not have a Rocna in stock yet... but I hope that will change soon.
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