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View Poll Results: Primary anchor choice?
Manson Supreme 25# 5 29.41%
Rocna 22# 4 23.53%
Either, both are pretty equal. 8 47.06%
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post #1 of 19 Old 08-16-2012 Thread Starter
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Choosing my primary anchor!

1. Manson Supreme 25#
2. Rocna 22#
3. Either, both are pretty equal.

C&C 30 MKII wing keel. 30 ft., approx. 9000 lbs, only anchor out occasionally and choose my weather window as best as I can when I do anchor. Variety of bottoms. I also keep a Fortress as a back up.
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Re: Choosing my primary anchor!

Here we go again.. yet another war over the same anchors..
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Just do a search here. There's at least 2 current threads running currently on anchoring.
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Re: Choosing my primary anchor!

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Just do a search here. There's at least 2 current threads running currently on anchoring.
That's because we obviously LIKE talking about them. If we didn't these threads wouldn't all get 5+ pages of traffic, but they all do.

Discuss away I say!

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That's because we obviously LIKE talking about them. If we didn't these threads wouldn't all get 5+ pages of traffic, but they all do.
Med, you've got that all wrong. It's not that we like TALKING about them (2 different brands of mostly identically-shaped curved metal? How exciting!!..) it's that we like train wrecks...

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Re: Choosing my primary anchor!

Neither....they are both too small

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That's because we obviously LIKE talking about them. If we didn't these threads wouldn't all get 5+ pages of traffic, but they all do.

Discuss away I say!

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Yet it becomes pedantic and lilliputian when the discussion falls into the same pattern of misinformed ideological mumbo jumbo week after week. We might as well be having the argument on which side of the egg to break first.
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Neither....they are both too small
Lets see, we could use the local PHRF race formula, this boat at 30' would be on par with mine, so minimum anchor would be (loa/17)^3 = 5.5 lbs, total pkg needs to weigh LOA/80 = 11.25 lbs...........

the 22'ish lb anchors are what most manufactures will recomend for a minimum, so might even stretch to there 15-18 lbs ones if the boat is lighter......

Reality is, for what the OP wants to use the anchor for, ANY of the above anchors with a boat length of min 1/4 probably 5/16" better chain would/should be ample. If one wanted to be a bit larger than recommendations, a 30'ish lb anchor would be better.

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Get a big one at the flea market and spend the savings on rum
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Re: Choosing my primary anchor!

I would suggest considering a Mantus too. They have a 25% discount going for Sailnetters right now.

I own all three Rocna, Mantus and Manson Supreme. My experience with the Mantus is limited but thus far it seems to be an amazing performer like the MS and Rocna. I can't honestly say the Rocna is any better than the Manson Supreme as both of them are tremendous designs and great performers.

You might also consider a steel Spade in your search. To me the Rocna, Manson Supreme, Mantus and Spade are all excellent performing anchors.

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