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Rocna anchors

Re: Rocna anchors

by CaptCharles » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:17 pm

We are on our second Rocna- this time with a 73lbs version. Seascape's bow is 9' off the water- makes anchoring interesting.. From Florida to Connecticut we touched a dock 3 times- Anchoring every night for over a month- in areas with reversing 5 Knot currents- simply flawless.
-Charles

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Re: Rocna anchors

by georgedevore » Tue May 15, 2018 12:12 am

For any more recent readers now interested in this topic: The first time we cruised our 20,000 pound Norseman 400 down the California Coast the inherited 44lb CQR only bounced and dragged on the hard packed sand in Santa Cruz Harbor. I researched carefully, learning that Rocna considers Mantus to be a knockoff of their design, and that sometime in the last couple of years I believe a North American Company (Canadian?) took over the Rocna production formerly done by a Chinese manufacturer. We opted for a Rocna 20 (44 pounds) with our 300 foot 3/8 all chain rode and have been totally happy with it. Sets every time on all bottoms (haven’t yet had the opportunity to set on a grassy bottom). The roll bar IS a consideration in fitting within your bow opening. (As did other readers, I fashioned a cardboard cutout using the template off of the Web site to confirm which size would fit.). Boatyard welded some longer flanges onto the bottom of our bow roller, against which we can really snug up the anchor when underway. We also had a 40 foot 3/4 diameter rope snubber made, using 20 feet on deck made to amidships cleat and 20 feet over the bow roller to suspend the chain at anchor. Very successful setup used for 3 years now. Highly recommend the Rocna.
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