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Search: Posts Made By: ANCORALATINA
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,924
Posted By ANCORALATINA
Who?? other than Rocna people in general and C.S....

Who?? other than Rocna people in general and C.S. in particular, says the same thing??..

A good anchor ?? Why not? But to be « the best » you have to compare with other anchors...

And more «...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 15,331
Posted By ANCORALATINA
:) You know, anchors are like religion... Or...

:) You know, anchors are like religion...

Or if you prefer like « therapy » ;) : if you want to make a good therapy, one very important point is that you have TO PAY for it...

Please send me...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-25-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 15,331
Posted By ANCORALATINA
Anchor test by YACHT magazine!

A new anchor test has been published in the July Issue of the German Nautical magazine YACHT.

Unfortunately… in German!..

Just a few notes:

- Anchors have been tested in three different sea...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By ANCORALATINA
The French nautical review Voiles & Voiliers ...

The French nautical review Voiles & Voiliers publishes in its July issue, a new test of anchors.

Again a test??
Yes, but what is interesting is that these various tests are made under various...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,006
Posted By ANCORALATINA
U.S. and French chains have different dimensions...

U.S. and French chains have different dimensions of links and if you change Metric to Imperial you will have also to change the gypsy of the windlass to adapt it to the new chain standard.

João
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By ANCORALATINA
You should also all be honest!

I came to this thread to give an explanation why anchors are often coming up side down. And you should think about my explanation... :confused:

Quote:
Originally Posted by jorgenl
Questions: ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By ANCORALATINA
LOL… LOL… LOL… LOL… :D I already can’t...

LOL… LOL… LOL… LOL… :D

I already can’t stop laughing, thinking of you fighting with your anchor coming up side down full of MUD and trying hard to get rid of all that mud – on your anchor - on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By ANCORALATINA
I apologize, I didn't use your photo, but I took...

I apologize, I didn't use your photo, but I took only a small part of it!

Your photo is removed, I have replaced it by a hand made drawing::laugher
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By ANCORALATINA
It’s very interesting to see how a very neutral...

It’s very interesting to see how a very neutral TECHNICAL answer can turn into a PERSONAL Lynching!.. :hothead

Hey Guys! Are you American!!!.. :D

João
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By ANCORALATINA
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd193/Ancora_La...

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd193/Ancora_Latina/Rocnacloged-copie-1.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By ANCORALATINA
Sorry Sailing dog, but can you prove that?? ...

Sorry Sailing dog, but can you prove that??

Up to my knowledge BSH anchors have only be tested 3 times
- The first test done by Practical Sailor (April 2006) the winner was the XYZ anchor (no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By ANCORALATINA
The word « stupid » only shows my opinion...

The word « stupid » only shows my opinion concerning a feature commune to (at least) four anchors

This in not an attempt to discredit a « manufacturer »: Manson, for example, is manufacturing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By ANCORALATINA
The BSH is the latest fashion for anchors

The BSH is the latest fashion for anchors,

This idea is not new at all, patented by Peter Bruce (patent number 3777695 – Dec 11 1973) but Bruce never uses it (what a clever man! :p )
– The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By ANCORALATINA
Who are you MainSail (former Halekai 36) Are you...

Who are you MainSail (former Halekai 36) Are you affiliated with Rocna anchor and why are you making the same « Witch shooting » (or ghost hunting :p ) that Craig does?

Is it because Rocna copied...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2009
Replies: 155
Views: 18,701
Posted By ANCORALATINA
All anchors with a triangular fluke shape will...

All anchors with a triangular fluke shape will come up on the bow roller up side down. This is due to a simple physical law « the law of the lesser effort » (I’m very familiar with this one :D )
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,434
Posted By ANCORALATINA
Perhaps just because their customers want them??...

Perhaps just because their customers want them?? – Here you will never see any « lancha » (motor boats) with a galvanized anchor – they MUST be stainless...



Again a classical perceived...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 15,331
Posted By ANCORALATINA
I’m not used to answer PERSONAL attacks, made by...

I’m not used to answer PERSONAL attacks, made by poorly educated competitors...

...but I just want to make a small exception to thank Craig SMITH for spreading the rumour that the Raya anchor has...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-17-2009
Replies: 3,269
Views: 452,785
Posted By ANCORALATINA
Isla Santa Catarina - South Brasil

Isla Santa Catarina - South Brasil
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-16-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 8,597
Posted By ANCORALATINA
Once more I have to apologize for not speaking a...

Once more I have to apologize for not speaking a perfect English...

It has never been my intention to COMPARE splices and bowline knots, I was only answering Lancelot9898’s question



One...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-15-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 8,597
Posted By ANCORALATINA
When doing our anchor tests, we usually use a...

When doing our anchor tests, we usually use a line done with about ten meters of chain and Nylon rope,

We do not make a splice to connect the rope to the chain, we use what you call a « Bowline...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 15,331
Posted By ANCORALATINA
Please read my previous answer: Anchor...

Please read my previous answer:

Anchor function is TO HOLD and for holding an anchor must SET

The BSH doesn’t help setting, on the opposite; this additional weight, badly located at the back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 15,331
Posted By ANCORALATINA
Why??, because I am an anchor manufacturer and if...

Why??, because I am an anchor manufacturer and if I criticize a feature of a competitive anchor I’m « bashing my competitors »…

Only non manufacturer are allowed to « criticize ».

João
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 15,331
Posted By ANCORALATINA
Yes, both the Manson Supreme and Rocna are...

Yes, both the Manson Supreme and Rocna are "among" the most effective anchors in a wide range of conditions, as all « new gen » anchors are...

Except that the good setting and the good holding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 15,331
Posted By ANCORALATINA
Hi Main Sail... This looks more and more as...

Hi Main Sail...

This looks more and more as a PERSONNAL ATTACK …

This is NOT FAIR, as you perfectly know that, as an anchor manufacturer, I’m not allowed to speak freely... :mad:

Numbers on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 15,331
Posted By ANCORALATINA
As it doesn’t seems obvious for you, we can...

As it doesn’t seems obvious for you, we can discuss the ORIGINAL CONICAL SHAPE of the fluke of the RAYA anchor, why we have designed it that way and what are the advantages of this specific shape...
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