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OK, everybody can get their favorite anchors ready. I have the perfect location for the anchor test. We are in Simon's Town, South Africa and the navy have set out an area for anchoring in 5 to 10 m of water. They do point out that 50 knots is 'commonplace' and wind switches from NE to SW are frequent. Also you should bring your own boat for the test. All of the boats here are on docks or on very stout moorings. This includes the foreign boats (Australia, Sweden, France, Germany, Netherlands, Canada) that have each sailed tens of thousands of miles to get here. Should be a lot more foreign boats arriving in the next few weeks as weather conditions allow. Cape Agulhas is to the east and you really, really need the right conditions for that.
 

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Are you on your hook? btw have you mentioned what you use primarily?

Glad to hear you're back on board!
 

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There are plenty of serious comparative anchor tests made or commanded by sail magazines, in several bottoms , with a divers under water just to see what is really happening and with holding charges measured, times to re set again and all the right stuff. One more is certainly welcome if done with the same degree of accuracy. Most we cannot find on line, her are just some that we can find on line>

It will be interesting to know how models that have not yet been tested in comparative tests will perform.

http://www.manson-marine.co.nz/Anchor Tests/Yachting Monthly -Anchor Test Nov09.pdf

http://www.ultra-sidra.com/doc/segeln-magazine-11-anchors-tested.pdf

http://www.rocna.com/assets/Uploads/press0610wmsailtestingv2.pdf

Bill Springer's Boat Blog: Which Anchor Holds Best? 14 Anchors Are Put To The Test

http://www.plaisance-pratique.com/IMG/pdf/Practical_Sailor_Jan_01.pdf

http://www.velerosgrecia.com/download/artículos/Independent Anchor Performance Testing.pdf

http://www.fortressanchors.com/downloads/Yachting-Monthly-Nov-09.pdf

Yachting Monthly -Anchor Test Nov09 - Sea Tech and Fun - Spade - PDF Catalogues | Documentation | Boating Brochures
 
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