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I have a 35 lb delta and a 45 lb delta I can let you have just to get the out of the back yard PM me if interested.

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Damn. I saw "anchor" in the subject and went and popped a beer and made some popcorn so I'd be ready for the show. Instead, we have a reasonable discourse. Popcorn anyone?

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Damn. I saw "anchor" in the subject and went and popped a beer and made some popcorn so I'd be ready for the show. Instead, we have a reasonable discourse. Popcorn anyone?
Ha ha! I was thinking the same thing. Anchors always get everyone so fired up--so many differing opinions!

Wpdragan, for what it's worth, I'll speak to my own experience, which echoes what you've already heard on this thread to some degree.

We have a 34 footer that weighs about 12,000 lbs from the factory, so we're probably up there closer to 14,000 (guessing). We have the Rocna 15, which is 33 lbs. We've been using it for two years and it's been great so far here on the Chesapeake. Sets quickly, resets quickly even with 180 degree wind shifts. We also have an FX-16 Fortress as a second anchor, which is nice because it's light-weight and also good for mud/sand. It's not terribly difficult to pull out of a locker when needed.

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As stated already, rocna, manson supreme or spade. These anchors have very good holding power, set very reliably and won't pull out during a wind or tide change.
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Anchors are irresponsible. You should bring a helix mooring screw and set it wherever you go or just rent a slip. I will not compromise on this.

Thought I would disrupt the anchor civility.

p.s. I'm planning to change out my CQR for a Rocna.


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After all the BS and brouhaha in the YBW "Why Craig at Rocna is a complete arsehole" * thread and Craig's seeming ability nay desire, to verify that claim by his every word and deed, sentiment suggests Manson over Rocna though given the weight of the the things I'd be very interested to try out a Fortress if I was without windlass but they are somewhat expensive.

* there is a mini version of the YBW thread over at AS.

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Anchors are irresponsible. You should bring a helix mooring screw and set it wherever you go or just rent a slip. I will not compromise on this.

Thought I would disrupt the anchor civility.
You're insane Minnewaska. I throw out 3 kedges 120 degrees from each other to fix my position and then drop a V8 engine block straight down. Works every time. I don't understand the idiots around me who don't do this.

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Ha Moinnie...too funny


Went to a 15 Rocna two years ago and have never slept better, Yes sometimes conditions call for a specialty anchor...but I like the fact the Rocna will reset more quickly should it come loose....and ebventually I am sure it will, but I would prefrer not to even know it did.

Keep a spare delta for a second one.

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I'd be very interested to try out a Fortress if I was without windlass but they are somewhat expensive.
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I picked up a Fortress FX-16 for one boat buck ($100.00) on Craig's list at Christmas. The add said it had only been used 5 times. Used for what? - there was not a mark on it!

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I picked up a Fortress FX-16 for one boat buck ($100.00) on Craig's list at Christmas. The add said it had only been used 5 times. Used for what? - there was not a mark on it!

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