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post #19 of Old 09-18-2018
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Re: Best Anchor for Weeds

Have had trouble with the Rocha in thick weed. Have had it sit on top. Found unlike my usual drop if you start 20í up from where you want it and then drop 5-10í or so more depth than required then slowly drift or back down then start your real drop it will pierce the weeds and reach the bottom. Guess that brings the tip in contact with the bottom instead of having sit on top.
Also it will tangle up a bunch of weed and fool you in to thinking you have a good set. When anchoring in weed is a time when you do want to go up to fairly high revs to make sure you have a real set. With the rocna, particularly in loose mud, tend to do better waiting quite a long time to check set or not check at all for hours as long as you arenít obviously dragging.
In the Caribbean even in a weed bed you usually can find a small patch of sand so itís worth searching around some and avoid it. Itís a big advantage being able to see the bottom.

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