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You won't regret the Rocna.... check out the previous discussion on the Rocna anchor. I've used one this season, swung around 180 deg. on several nights, 270 deg. over two nights and still had to pull hard to get it out of the mud or sand. Set it a couple of times in very heavy weeds and pulled up a huge weed ball 5 ft. dia., while the danforth set off the stern ( to keep passing powerboat wakes from pushing us towards shore) and it dragged twice.
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OK,OK,OK you all helped talk me into going bigger! I'm getting a Rocna 15. I was totally ready for the Rocna 10 [22lbs] but I want to have the assurance that when a strong gust hits I'm not going to worried about moving and/or colliding with a neighbor. Got a surprise squall about 2AM one time and nearly hit the bow of a 100' yacht! Found out later the fluke on our anchor was actually bent and it contributed to our dragging and a very long night. Thanks!

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