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Well here is my buck fifty and change.

I've never had faith in anchoring. Decades ago when first introduced to sailing I questioned the whole concept. I would look down into the inky depths and ask my dad, "How do we know we won't drag?" his answer was basically, "We don't, it takes faith."

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You don't have to have faith. Put the anchor down, set it, put engine in reverse at full power and if the anchor stays put that means you are not going to drag with less than 20K of wind. If it blows stronger and if you are not a believer (like me), organize an anchor watch.

If your crew is like mine you will find out they are all believers and that means you are going to sleep on the cockpit and from time to time you will have a look to see if the boat is still in the same spot. Don't worry, you will get used to it

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You don't have to have faith. Put the anchor down, set it, put engine in reverse at full power and if the anchor stays put that means you are not going to drag with less than 20K of wind.
As long as the wind, tide or other conditions change you will not drag. I have very little experience in areas were conditions are not constantly changing. Which is why I really like anchors that reset every time or can hold from any angle.
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I'm one of those who made this statement. And I definitely DO believe that this all has been overblown by some...for less than pure reasons.

I won't for one minute discount the fact that this company completely blew it in many, many ways. That's obvious. It's clear that they had people publicly speaking for their brand that harmed it considerably. And it's clear that they pushed information that was patently untrue in certain circumstances when tested. And it's clear they reacted very poorly to these revelations instead of immediately owning them with unquestionable integrity and transparency.

These are the "non-overblowns" in my book.
Since I was only referring to their actions after they knew there was a problem we are in agreement. These facts are known, punches should not be pulled and people, companies, and brands should be ruined.

But I doubt they will. The design is good enough that cheaper material will meet the minimum requirements of most of the buyers and in a short time this will be forgotten history just like......well you know that company who...
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