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ngtnewington Newington
 

I have three anchors on Amelia;
1. The original 33kg WASI Bugel supplied by Amel, currently my main anchor.
2. A 40kg Delta set up on the port windlass; so my second anchor.
3. A large aluminium Fortress that disassembles located in the Lazarette locker as my third.

The question is; should I use the Delta 40kg as my primary rather than the WASI? They would sit better on the bow if the WASI was to port and the Delta to starboard.
Put another way. So between a 33kg WASI and a 40Kg Delta which will hold better?
Nick
Anchored off Corfu town
Amelia 54-019


amelforme
 

Hi Nick. I had the same anchoring set up on my Amel 54 #14. It was no contest. The Wasi Bugel was better in sand, mud, weeds and rocks. Set it correctly and sleep with both eyes closed. The Delta is not bad, just not as good as the Wasi. I think the swivel enhances the Wasi's utility. However, opinions on anchors are as diverse as those on sports cars, hunting dogs, girlfriends and...

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869

On Jun 25, 2019, at 9:10 AM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have three anchors on Amelia;
1. The original 33kg WASI Bugel supplied by Amel, currently my main anchor.
2. A 40kg Delta set up on the port windlass; so my second anchor.
3. A large aluminium Fortress that disassembles located in the Lazarette locker as my third.

The question is; should I use the Delta 40kg as my primary rather than the WASI? They would sit better on the bow if the WASI was to port and the Delta to starboard.
Put another way. So between a 33kg WASI and a 40Kg Delta which will hold better?
Nick
Anchored off Corfu town
Amelia 54-019



Courtney Gorman
 

Hi Nick I think you should stick with the Wasi I believe you get a more consistent stick
Cheers
Courtney
Trippin
54 #101
Dominica 🇩🇲

On Jun 25, 2019, at 9:10 AM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have three anchors on Amelia;
1. The original 33kg WASI Bugel supplied by Amel, currently my main anchor.
2. A 40kg Delta set up on the port windlass; so my second anchor.
3. A large aluminium Fortress that disassembles located in the Lazarette locker as my third.

The question is; should I use the Delta 40kg as my primary rather than the WASI? They would sit better on the bow if the WASI was to port and the Delta to starboard.
Put another way. So between a 33kg WASI and a 40Kg Delta which will hold better?
Nick
Anchored off Corfu town
Amelia 54-019



 

Wasi, Wasi, Wasi.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 9:09 PM Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Nick I think you should stick with the Wasi I believe you get a more consistent stick
Cheers
Courtney
Trippin
54 #101
Dominica 🇩🇲
> On Jun 25, 2019, at 9:10 AM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> I have three anchors on Amelia;
> 1. The original 33kg WASI Bugel supplied by Amel, currently my main anchor.
> 2. A 40kg Delta set up on the port windlass; so my second anchor.
> 3. A large aluminium Fortress that disassembles located in the Lazarette locker as my third.
>
> The question is; should I use the Delta 40kg as my primary rather than the WASI? They would sit better on the bow if the WASI was to port and the Delta to starboard.
> Put another way. So between a 33kg WASI and a 40Kg Delta which will hold better?
> Nick
> Anchored off Corfu town
> Amelia 54-019
>
>
>





Barry Connor
 

No Bill,
Sorry, I bent my 33kg Wasi, see “How to straighten a bent boat anchor” on YouTube”, the Wasi bent when I lifted it after it dragged in weed during a 35 - 40 knot blow at night and then snagged in rocks which woke me up. I now have a 40kg Rocna and it really digs in. The 40kg Rocna is the largest I think you can fit on a 54. I was told that the stainless steel was not as strong as the galvanized.
I have the Wasi as a secondary on the Port roller.

Best

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
AMEL 54. #17
Preveza Greece


On Jun 26, 2019, at 18:58, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Wasi, Wasi, Wasi.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 9:09 PM Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Nick I think you should stick with the Wasi I believe you get a more consistent stick
Cheers
Courtney
Trippin
54 #101
Dominica 🇩🇲
> On Jun 25, 2019, at 9:10 AM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> I have three anchors on Amelia;
> 1. The original 33kg WASI Bugel supplied by Amel, currently my main anchor.
> 2. A 40kg Delta set up on the port windlass; so my second anchor.
> 3. A large aluminium Fortress that disassembles located in the Lazarette locker as my third.
>
> The question is; should I use the Delta 40kg as my primary rather than the WASI? They would sit better on the bow if the WASI was to port and the Delta to starboard.
> Put another way. So between a 33kg WASI and a 40Kg Delta which will hold better?
> Nick
> Anchored off Corfu town
> Amelia 54-019
>
>
>





Dean Gillies
 

Now there’s an interesting thing. I also had trouble with the Wasi and changed for a 40kg Rocna. I left the Delta on the port roller. Maybe I should replace the Delta with the Wasi if it fits beside the Rocna 40. Hmmm!!
Dean
SY Stella
A54-154


Paul Brown
 

I bought my 55 April 2018 and anchored the majority of the time last season in various bottom conditions using the delta anchor over the wasi as I found the wasi to drag easily in mid and weed and difficult to set well. The delta which is also much lighter the wasi would set very well and usually on the first attempt. I find the wasi to only set well in sand,,, am I doing something wrong I wonder? I’m considering a Rocna or Ultimate as the primary and keep the delta as the secondary, it’s easy to launch from a dingy also.


karkauai
 

Only advice I can give about anchoring technique is in soft mud (lots on the Chesapeake).  Let your anchor settle into the mud for a while, then back down on it slowly to give it time to find it’s way into more packed mud deeper down.

I didn’t find the Delta to hold reliably in any conditions when the wind or current changed the direction of pull.  A couple of potential disasters when we dragged and didn’t reset.
After 7 years, my Rocna 40kg nearly always sets the first time and has only dragged twice when fouled on debris.  I just bought an 85lb Mantus to carry as a spare primary as it comes apart and lays flat in the bottom of the bow locker.  I carry two Fortress anchors to use as second anchor in very rare conditions.

I gave the Delta away.

Kent & Iris
Kristy SM243

On Jun 26, 2019, at 3:37 PM, Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:

I bought my 55 April 2018 and anchored the majority of the time last season in various bottom conditions using the delta anchor over the wasi as I found the wasi to drag easily in mid and weed and difficult to set well. The delta which is also much lighter the wasi would set very well and usually on the first attempt. I find the wasi to only set well in sand,,, am I doing something wrong I wonder? I’m considering a Rocna or Ultimate as the primary and keep the delta as the secondary, it’s easy to launch from a dingy also.