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Re: Choosing my primary anchor!
I purchased the Manson Supreme and tested it. Set well and I loved it. However, sitting on the mooring I noticed that the pointy end of the anchor sat very low on the roller and would create a problem with pendent chafe in a blow.
Took the Manson back to West Marine, I was honest with them, and after some discussion and a couple of visits, talking with the right people/managers (sales staff where hesitant to take back a "used" anchor and I understand why) they let me trade if for a Rocna to see how that set on my roller.
Seems that the angle of the Rocna's shaft is straighter and flatter, this keeps the pointy end up a bit higher and closer to the roller. I think I like it better as far as how it sits.
Neither anchor will fit through my bow pulpit/roller furler so they would have to be taken off or maybe stored upside down on the roller (something I tried with the Manson and I did not like the way it sat) in a storm. Of course, in a forecasted tropical storm or hurricane I would take the anchor off the roller, but in a blow/thunderstorm on a work day I might have a problem getting to the boat. This, obviously is a problem if the anchor does not sit well on the roller.
So far the poll edges towards the fact that they are equal, I'm very interested in your opinions, so thanks to those that replied and or voted.
As far as starting another anchor thread, many of the others where more directed towards the quality "glitch" in Rocna. Also, even subtle changes in design seem to make a difference as to how an anchor sets or holds. I was hoping that by narrowing the thread down to two specific models for one specific boat the rhetoric would be minimal.
Again, thanks to all who replied.
Last edited by RobGallagher; 08-17-2012 at 08:45 PM.