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Alain...you're entitled to your post but your continous attacks on Craigs anchor are rather childish and tiresome. All that post proves is that a bunch of people in Georgetown dragged a bunch of different anchors. No test...no controls...no info on WHY. That you take pleasure in dredging through the web to find stuff on Rocna says more about you than about the anchor think.
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I'm sure if we searched on the Internet, we could find horror stories about almost any piece of equipment on a boat. Given the size of the internet, it is likely that there is both bad and good about any piece of gear on it. One instance of a boat dragging on a specific anchor may have much more to say about the anchoring skills of the person on that boat than it does about the piece of gear.

Furthermore, without the context of what size boat Irish Fever was and what size Rocna anchor she was using at the time she dragged, the fact that shed dragged is meaningless. If she's a 50' catamaran with a 22' beam and on a Rocna 20 kg anchor, it wouldn't really surprise me if she dragged. If she was a 28' sloop on a Rocna 10kg, it would be a bit more surprising.

I can get almost any anchor to drag, even if it is set properly, by simply undersizing the anchor for the given boat.

The fact that you are the designer of a competing anchor model makes what you report highly suspect in any case. I generally don't listen to what GM says about Fords or Chryslers for the same reason...
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Hi Camaraderie,

I fully understand your answer.. but my post came as an answer to the comments from “Craig Smith” !

John Harries and Phyllis Nickel of Morgan's Cloud are using 2 x Rocna 110s as a permanent mooring for their 55'er. .

When Craig will stop making heavy, continuous, and tiresome ADVERTISING about his products , I will stop to attack them..

As Sailingdog rightly says: “The fact that I am the designer of a competing anchor model makes what I report highly suspect in any case


With perhaps a few exception.

- I do not come on nautical forums to make the promotion of the products I have designed..

- If, following the circumstances, I have to cite the said products, I always do my best to stay as neutral as I can.

- As I do not have any (anymore) financial interest in any anchor, there is no reasons for me to make “biased” comments..

Now, the report is not mine, but the one of S/V Caribbean Soul, and it is him who use the word “TOP RATED”..

And last point.. it is interesting to compare the results of the same post in different forums, such as :
http://www.ybw.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=LIVEABOARD&Number=1394436&page=0&fpart=all where it went to a very open discussion..

Are some forums more open minded that others??
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