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2nd March 2012 at 3:47 am #510AnonymousInactive
Hello All,Can anyone advise on the above before I commit to replacement? How is the Delta range regarded? Holding will be East Coast!Thanks.2nd March 2012 at 7:10 am #705AnonymousInactive
I don’t know the East Coast, but I really think it does not matter. We changed from the CQR to a Delta years ago and were agog with the difference. In particular, we found it cut through Weed and set at times when the CQR would be useless. We have now changed once again and to the Rocna, which is up yet another level again. We find the main criteria is to have heavy enough chain and use enough. 3x water depth is not enough to sleep at night! We also find that there is a minimum to put out in any depth – typically 30 meters.2nd March 2012 at 7:25 am #706AnonymousInactive
Many thanks Dreamcatcher for encouraging response. What weight Delta would you recommend? We looked at Rocna but are balancing price against usage. Also would configuration of Rocna fit under the bow platform?2nd March 2012 at 10:57 am #707AnonymousInactive
I believe (memory)that we have a 20kg Rocna on our bows, which is to be considered operation overkill, however we are in Greece, live on the anchor and do have some fearsome, sudden winds. Last year we had 80+ (see Youtube Vliho storm) – we did not budge. Anyway the anchor does fit on the bows of our 331. I should add perhaps that we also have 80m of 1mm chain and that does help.
As for judging cost effectiveness – it depends whether you want to go to sleep. Anyway, I am sure there must be a cooperating dealer amongst the bulk buying contacts. Even Yachtmail give 10% to clubs.3rd March 2012 at 7:36 am #708AnonymousInactive
Thanks again, Dreamcatcher.15th May 2012 at 2:24 pm #765Roger PlackettParticipant
15lb Rocna fits nicely under our NC33 (1989) bow platform, but shank has to be tied down (with just a piece of line) as it doesn’t lie flat on the bow roller like our CQR used to.16th May 2012 at 2:33 am #768AnonymousInactive
Thanks Nautilia. Have in fact purchased a 16kg. Lewmar Delta from a discount outlet. £150 delivered to the door seemed a good deal. There is a perceived hierarchy in anchors that is reflected in price and advice is varied but the Delta is hopefully an upgrade to an elderly CQR of dubious origin and it fits well on the rollers and under the bow platform. I guess a Rocna might be a further improvement. Thanks again for your input.6th July 2012 at 5:05 pm #788AnonymousInactive
Hi! We had a CQR on the Westerly we lived aboard, and it dragged repeatedly. We bought a Rocna and never dragged again – even with less than 3:1, in heavy weather.Recently got a N38 with long sprit and bobstay, on which we are about to live aboard, at anchor, and had decided that a Rocna would not fit, so have bought a 20kg genuine Lewmar, which fits nicely.But will we sleep soundly!?What difference have you seen between your Delta and Rocna in terms of performance?Unsure if the bowsprit on the N38 we have is a standard option or unique to our boat – perhaps I should borrow a Rocna and see how it fits.7th July 2012 at 4:25 am #789AnonymousInactive
Thanks captainbob. Have not used the Delta in anger yet but like you decision was informed in part by configuration of bow platform which accommodates Delta well. Proof of the pudding etc.
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