We also agree with previous writer, we have a 40 kg Roccna and if it fails the anchor bottom is really bad. The best is that if it fails, it digg it self in again.
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We are so pleased that we have bought a 20 kg to use for tandem anchoring together with the 40 kg.
The stock is a tiny bit to wide close to the blade for the opening so you must be careful when you take it up, and not let the windlass drag it all the way, leave inch or so. But it is not a big problem.
You can find pictures of our Roccna in the album Lady Annila.
S/Y Lady Annila. SM #232
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22 maj 2013 kl. 09:13 skrev "Veit Mueller" <veitm@...>:
Totally agreed. We upgraded from a CQR - and what a difference. Not once a problem with setting, and survived 63 kn in last years Derecho in the Chesapeake without moving at all.
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On May 21, 2013, at 5:44 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:
Hi, Danny. I have a Rocna 40kg which fits on the bow roller and hasn't failed me yet in three seasons of anchoring in all kinds of conditions. It doesn't always hold if the bottom is very hard, but once it sets it hasn't failed to hold...even in shifting 30+ kt winds.
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From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: amel owners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:31 PM
Subject: [Amel] anchor for SM299
We are thinking of upgrading from our Lewmar Delta anchor and wonder if anyone would like to share their views on alternatives. We have tried tyo fit a Manson Supreme which is very similar to the Rocna but the shank is too deep to fit into the bow roller. I think the Rocna may fit but I have heard some bad things about poor quality steel used in some manufactured in China.???
Would appreciate any comments about anchor types and sizes. Not going to go stainless so don't need info on that.
Looking forward to your comments.
SM299 Ocean Pearl
About to depart New Zealand for Fiji and the Pacific