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Topic Review (Newest First)
03-25-2009 03:41 AM
Craig Smith Re the requests for pics on installations with projections ('sprits and the like), plus more info along the lines of Norstar's comment above, please do reference the Rocna Knowledge Base at:

Under "Anchors", specifically those articles under "Bow roller compatibility".
03-15-2009 07:46 AM
Norstar We have installed and deployed our new Rocna 15 anchor. Sits nicely on the bow roller and deploys nice and clean when releasing the brake on the windless. So far we are pleased. Opted to lash it to the bow platform as opposed to drilling another hole in shank. Rocna does not reccomend using pin as they claim it could bend and jam if dunking anchor in a seaway. Thanks for all the feedback.

S/V "Norstar"
PSC 34
02-27-2009 08:50 AM
stevemac00 I'd also like to see if anyone installed these on a 31. I bought a 15Kg Manson Supreme from Defender last year and had to ship it back because I couldn't figure out how to make it fit the bow.
02-26-2009 09:01 PM
Norstar Bill,
Nice retrofit idea. I believe thats gonna work on our bow roller arrangement as opposed to drilling a new hole in the anchor. Ordered a model 15 (33#)Rocna today from our West Marine. I'm getting it for my wife's anniversary gift! (her idea)
The folks at Sun Coast Marine (Rocna dealer) verified that the 33# would be more than adequate for our 34 and thought the next size up would be overkill.

John S.
PSC 34 "Norstar"
02-26-2009 12:04 PM
johnharch Thanks for the pictures Bill. One picture is wrth a thousand words.
02-26-2009 09:04 AM
JohnRPollard Very nice Bill. That doesn't look too hard to accomplish.

Does anyone have photos of the Rocna on an extended sprit/anchor platform such as is found standard on the PSC 31 and 40, and optionally on the 34/37?

P.S. Johnharch and SD, thanks for the feedback on the Rocna sizing. Much appreciated.
02-26-2009 08:41 AM
wsmurdoch Here are two pictures of my efforts to extend the retaining pin holes on the bow anchor roller of my PSC34. One is of the plates that extend the holes for the 44 lb Bruce. The other is of the retaining pin (the spare, I made three). I'm sorry that the stainless is a bit rusty and that the teak is unvarnished, but every time we start to do something cosmetic, we just go sailing instead. Right now we are anchored in Miami on our way to the Bahamas having left New Bern, NC in late January.

Bill Murdoch
Irish Eyes
1988 PSC 34
02-25-2009 11:32 AM
sailingdog I have a Rocna 15 (33#) on my boat, and it fits the bow roller just fine. Don't have a photo of it at the moment, but will post one when I can later this week. I think the Rocna 20 (44#) would be a bit over kill for your boat.
02-25-2009 10:33 AM
adequately sized for my PNW cruising grounds

John, I have found it more than adequate for my PNW cruising, whick admittedly has not stressed it. I spend a lot of time at anchor in the summers, but the conditions are usually mild. It is certainly more adequate than the 33# CQR it replaced and it grabs wonderfully. For a storm anchor, I would go up a size, but I'm not an expert on this. I had considered the l;arger size when I bought it, but the Rocna staff convinced me that the 15 had more than adequate holding power for my boat.

02-25-2009 09:49 AM
Originally Posted by johnharch View Post
Bill, I would love to se a picture of your anchor mount.

I have a picture of a Rocna on my 34, but it is currently just tied in place with a piece of rope until I figure out a permanent mount. I think I have a picture attached.


Have you found the Rocna 15 to be adequately sized for your boat?
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