- Sep 26, 2011
Maybe I'll just do some diveing around Devils Island... seems to be some good holding anchors out there...
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You will never regret it . Since you have some chain, spend that money and get one of these...I'm hearing you guys..
I'll find something heavier/more aggressive anchor wise and I have plenty of heavy chain around the shop to put something together for heavy weather mooring..
Then I'll have two rigs on board, use the lighter one where I can and heavier when I need..
I have had the same problems as DannyS with a Danforth in the Chesapeake. It doesn't take much of a shift/blow or tide change to wrap the chain and pop the anchor out of the bottom. I'm gonna upgrade to a Claw or one of the Practical Sailor recommendations before the spring sailing season. The Danforth just doesn't let me sleep...:cry:Squidd, all of the places you'll be anchoring in the Apostles are sand bottoms and 9 times out of 10, you'll be anchoring in 15 feet of water. The water is so clear that I always row out to have a good look at the set of the anchor after backing down on it. I have a Manson Supreme and love it. I bought it after using a Fortress (Danforth style) for years without having any trouble, until the one time I had trouble.
The wind shifted 180 degrees (not uncommon) and the rode hooked under one of the bars and pulled the anchor up. We dragged to the point where the keel was tapping bottom. I started my rowing out to have a look ritual after that.
I like the Danforth style for a lunch hook, but I won't sleep on it if I don't have to.
I think the one MS tested was of the earlier generation. Then they outsourced to China and things got messy. Sounds like there might be a new owner, but that they still might be made in China...OK... so now I'm looking at Rocna anchors...
OK... so now I'm looking at Rocna anchors...
Yeah, for close to $300 it's gonna be on my long term look for a deal plan...but it's a long winter...something might pop up...Squidd,
You are doing this the right way. Look at your overall budget/plan, and act accordingly. In fact your current ground tackle will be just fine your first year. I'd leave it as is. Lots of the comments do not pertain to the the type of anchoring you will be doing 95% of the time. Sand bottom. 15 feet of clear water. crowded anchorages. Sometimes limited swing. Places to move if the wind shifts 180. You're good.