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Re: Ground Tackle for PSC 34
All this talk of the Rocna type anchors not fitting on a vessel's bow or with another anchor got me thinking. After something over three years of anchoring with our Rocna almost every night, I believe I would redesign my bow roller set up to accommodate a Rocna before I'd ever think of sailing without one again.
As for bothering with having a second anchor on the bow, it's completely unnecessary, these days. IMO these "next gen" anchors have revolutionized the whole idea of anchoring, and even though I'll still carry at least 4 complete anchors and rodes, I sincerely doubt that any of the secondaries will ever get used with enough regularity for any of them to need to be on the bow.
Go ahead, build the boat to fit the anchor; it's worth it.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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