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|01-30-2007 10:59 AM|
We usually do something slightly different. We drag our grappling hook across the bottom until we catch the ground tackle of one of the gold plated yachts. Then, when we leave, we accidentally pull up their stainless steel anchor (thinking it's ours). A few weeks later, when all of a sudden we realize that we have an extra anchor on board, we put it on eBay on use the money to repaint our bottom or get more cool boat stuff.
|01-30-2007 10:39 AM|
SO THAT WAS YOU YING UP TO ME!! Just wait until the next time I catch you.
|01-30-2007 01:12 AM|
We have had great success with inexpensive grappling hooks - we wait until it's quite late and then pull up behind a big heavy gold plated yacht with a profuse array of deployed ground tackle - toss our grappling hook so that it hooks around their stern lifelines - tie it off on our bow cleat and go to bed. In the morning we apologise profusely while we're slipping the line off our bow cleat and sailing off.
In the past we used to lose a couple of anchors a year, average $175.00 - so this is actually cheaper as the hooks only cost about $10.00 each, and we are usually anchored for no more than 20 nights total in a season.
|01-29-2007 03:10 AM|
Thanks for the great response Halekai36. Its great getting such fantastic feedback on the Manson Supreme.
We dont try and use these forums as a personal sales/marketing tool and hence, dont push our own products on them.
Appreciate the comments and try not to take on too much of what us anchor makers say.....we are all biased. Listen to those who use the products.
|01-14-2007 09:06 PM|
Originally Posted by halekai36
thanks for the good point
|01-14-2007 07:20 PM|
Over the years, I have anchored with Danforth and CQR hooks with pretty good success. We used all chain on some occasions and we used nylon rope with a shot of chain at anchor end otherwise.
Glad I didn't know how ineffective those things were. I'd never have been able to sleep!
|01-14-2007 05:33 PM|
For what it is worth...here's the regular price West charges for the steel Spade:
Anchor-Shade Steel 33 Only $449.99 USD Anchor-Spade Steel 44 Only $624.99 USD Anchor-Spade Steel 66 Only $939.99 USD
And here's the Deltas:
|01-14-2007 04:25 PM|
Originally Posted by Craig Smith
Perhaps the prices for the BC Canada distributor have gone down and Hamilton's up but I still paid about half for my Manson when I bought it. Hamilton offers discounts, to good customers, well beyond their catalog prices and I happen to be considered a good customer with a Hamilton Harine account. Lots of folks in my area have Hamilton Marine accounts. Now I know this is a little unfair being that I get a discount but the reality is that I'm a boat owner and bought my Manson for about half the delivered price of the Rocna. The big clincher here is that you did not quote freight from Canada or the fact they told me that with customs and ground shipping it could take a month or more to get it.
If in fact the price for a Rocna and a Manson (to the end user) is only $42.00 more on the 25lb. size than I will buy one but we need a dealer here in the North East! The shipping charges from BC are outrageous.
Craig I'm not trying to slam you here. I support the general design and have no doubt the Rocna is better built and that it performs better. I would just like to be able to buy one at close to the price of a Manson Supreme without massive shipping charges.
|01-14-2007 04:07 PM|
Originally Posted by mrkeith
|01-14-2007 03:25 PM|
Cam - good luck on the RocSpaMan anchor
I guess if I had any other advice to give a newbie it would be to walk the docks, find a boat their size, and talk to the owner if he/she is experienced, how often they anchor out, and which anchors they prefer. Yacht and sailing clubs are good for that. The point being, different areas have different anchoring requirements, and as far as I know, there's no perfect all around anchor, but there are perfect anchors for some conditions. And, I'll tell ya, $600.00 for an anchor that won't meet the local conditions is a pretty expensive bow ornament. I tried to upload a picture but was unsuccessful of a chinese donut anchor used about 200 years ago. I found it on the bottom, obviously the anchor worked, the rode failed!
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