Hello, my name is Denis Dicks. I am an SSCA member and have been for a number of years (I can't remember how many). We cruise aboard our Liberty 458, Bobulona.
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For years I used a 33 lb Bruce on my 31 foot sailboat. Late last year we changed to a 32 foot 15000 pound trawler.
While sailing throughout the Caribbean area, UK, Spain and Portugal, we have anchored in various terrains and never experienced any problems. As Rocna states, it is “Rock Solid”; in sand, soft substrate, coral sand, in grass and kelp. Even in a rocky bottom with 40cm sand substrate.... read more
The boat has a dual roller system and the fit is good. Dual rollers hold the anchor in a particular attitude vs one roller around which the anchor will rotate depending on the angle of pull of the chain. In this case both the Rocna and the two Vulcans fit fine.
Aventura is in Lancaster Sound, in Arctic Canada, at the start of the Northwest Passage. Last Thursday and Friday we had a 27 hour storm, with gusts of up to 58 knots.
Alex S. was a participant in the Vulcan Beta Trials.
Our boat is a 28' power cat designed by Gary Barnett in New Zealand. I tested the anchor in both soft conditions and in rock conditions in Lake Washington and the Puget Sound.
I love this anchor. Have a 15 kg on a 32 GB and it is by far the best anchor I have had compared to CQR and Bruce type. Sets quickly and holds well at 3:1, a necessity in crowded anchorages. Go to 5:1 in heavy blow. Has never pulled out and self launches when anchoring.
Marc is the owner of a Nordhavn 47 with a 70kg Rocna on it - a displacement of 90,000+ lbs. He relies on using the Rocna for all his sailing adventures around the world. Marc says:
I have referred to the Rocna many times as ‘my rock’. It has never failed us and holds in all the grounds into which we have lowered it. I think of it as the most trusty and reliable thing on the boat with the exception of the captain who is not a thing.
We use Rocna anchores as our standard anchors for our fleet, which is quite a big investment in the stake. That's our default anchor for new boats. I'd say, that's what we choose. we choose Rocna anchors for all our boats as our #1 anchor.