The straightened shaft seems strong. I make sure it's dug in properly and have pulled on it very hard.
Did you straighten yours with just a press?
I doubt I will pull it from under a rock again like I did. We had dragged at night with 25 knot wind in weed and I woke when we snagged the rock, it was a jolt, we were about 15ft from a sheer cliff face. I just started the engine drove forward and pulled the anchor up from the rock that had saved us from kissing this cliff face. As I mentioned the windlass on a 54 is so strong, plus I guess I was in forward motion.
I had some different suggestions about how to straighten the shaft. In the end I stuck with what the guy from Wasi told me. Wasi did say that they would not guarantee that it would have the same strength as before. They said it should be OK but the only way to be 10
0% was to buy a new anchor.
I have though upgraded my 15kg Plough anchor to a 25kg Delta anchor after speaking to and on the advise from Amel. Amel said they put the 25kg Delta on the 55.
I am sure that my straightened shaft for sure will not bend again under normal use.
It took over 2 hours to straighten with heating and cooling, I then polished the shaft.
Also you might remember my query some time ago about a very hot LP gas solenoid. I just got my thermal thermometer so as soon as I check that gas solenoid I will let you know how hot it gets when left switched on. I have been very careful not to leave this solenoid switched on. Hope that I don't have a problem with this gas solenoid as it is new and the correct 24v.
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa Sicily
About 10 years ago, I also bent the Wasi stainless steel anchor shank. I also contacted Wasi and was told to straighten the shank using a "cold" press, no heat. I was told that heat will weaken the stainless steel.
I am not saying who is right here, but I firmly believe that heating that shank will weaken the strength of the shank.