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I'm looking for a new Rocna!
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I'm very happy with mine (Rocna 25, about 55#, on a 22000# boat). I have had similarly good experience with Spade, but the prices on those have gone up in the US and availability seems to be problematic.
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Rocna

Sorry for the delay. I was out sailing.

After I get the Portland Pudgy, my next purchase will be a Rocna. It will in all probability become my primary anchor.

I have a heavy older Pearson 33 fully loaded for cruising and living aboard (still sail ready at a moments notice!) so I'm thinking of one around 50 to 60 lbs.

I saw their web site and their videos, I think I remember them at Annapolis too.

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Dquack,

Do you have good davits for that Pudgy? I have seen it around, my kids played with it... quite heavy...
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Davits really scare me. A large following sea can rip your stern apart and you may lose the dinghy. I have been pooped before, severely. Davits would have been the end of me.
For Ocean Sailing, I wouldn't dare use them.
I use my boom to store my dinghy (Walker Bay 8, I hate it) on the Cabintop under the boom. Fits well and the Pudgy is shorter and even has hand holds on the keel.
Using my Boom is simple and quick, I have Port and Starboard Preventers permanently rigged. I unhook one of them, hook up to the bow and stern of the dinghyy, lift it up using the topping lift and the preventer (each has its own winch, Flip it over and set it on the Cabintop. Pretty simple.

I only tow it for short or calmer Bay cruises.

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Unless your boat is really overweight... a Rocna 20 will probably do the trick. It's 44 lbs.

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Newbie here, dumb question, but...

What's an anchor? And why would I?


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dquack,

Have you seen the Pudgy in person? My friend is one of the designers that worked on it, mine and his kids use it for lobstering... maybe my kid is just weak or something...
Joking aside, I would not want to wrestle with that thing on deck...
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Rocna and Pudgy

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I haven't totally decided yet. I think I saw you have one??

What size and what do you think?

Pudgy,

Yes I've been to the factory. Spent a day with the designer. Compared to what they are capable of, it seems very light. It holds more that a Walker Bay 10 and it is under 8' long.
And... once you add that: it sails, is a life raft, motors well, holds a ton of weight, rights almost dry if flipped, has handholds on the bottom, is a double hull, holds all necessary gear in the double hull (sail kit and mast, oars, everything but the engine), the features go on and on. What can compare with it?

I've been looking for something like this for years. Just trying to decide what color I want.

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Cool!

Post a pic or a comment, I could pass it along...
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I have a Rocna 15, which is the primary anchor for my 28' trimaran which masses about 5000 lbs. all loaded. Halekai also has a Rocna 15 which he uses as the primary anchor on his Canadian Sailcraft 36T.

I can't imagine your boat needing a bigger anchor than the Rocna 15, but if you think you do...a Rocna 20 would be more than enough. A Rocna 25 would be massively overkill.

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