In 2016 we were in Squirrel Cove, Cortez Island BC on our Ranger R27, the Red Raven. We were traveling with our good friends Bonnie and Kevin Nasr in their 55ft Ocean Alexander, the Ocean Dream.
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The anchor is directly connected by a 12mm shackle to 65 metres of 10mm short link grade L chain which is in turn connected by splice to 40 metres of nylon rode. The vessel has an LOA of 12.98m and a mass of 9 metric tons.
"Just bought a Rocna 15 for my Starlight 35 this season. Required a modification to the existing roller to make it fit which I have just installed. The Starlight 35 and Starlight 39 have identical alloy bow roller fittings, so the same solution should work for both." - Simon
I would personally like to thank you for making a product that saved our boat today. My husband and I live on our Sabre 34 Targa and have taken from Lake Michigan on a journey to the Caribbean which we are still en route to.
We purchased the 33kg Rocna (as you suggested) and have just returned from a two month long shake down cruise locally, prior to heading offshore in May. We had 60knts in the bay of islands prior to Easter & our anchor did not budge!
"Your product gives me the security I need to sleep at night when conditions deteriorate."
Since fitting a Rocna Fisherman to my boat I'm consistently catching more fish due to its fast grab characteristic which lets me anchor right in the zone every time and keeps me there.
Arctic Tern, a Bruce Roberts 434, recently complete the North West Passage, sailing 6250 miles from Newfoundland to Alaska using a Vulcan 33 as their primary anchor. Some of the comments we received on their experience include:
"Our Rocna anchor performed perfectly throughout this voyage, and more than proved its worth during a 60-knot storm in Dundas Harbour in August 2014." -Jimmy Cornell, well known offshore sailor and author, after recently completing a west to east transit of the Northwest Passage.
We were highly satisfied with the performance of the 20 kg / 44 Lbs Rocna Anchor on our Back Cove 37.
Fit launch and retrieval were flawless with no modifications to the stock windlass, platform, or roller. The boat LOD is 38 ft; displacement 21,000 lbs.
“Recently, we were hit by a pop up storm here in South Florida where winds hit 30-40kts for 30-40 minutes while we were rafted up with a 60' Morgan Schooner and two power boats. Wind shifted and our anchor was the only one holding all of us.
Yes, this new addition to the Rocna line-up is certainly a good insurance policy for us and for our boat. With it holding us securely to the sea bed, our chances of living long are certainly improved. Now we just have to figure out how to prosper.