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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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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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