Thanks for the replies. Of course should have said which boat! I have a 26ft Etap. It had a small Brittany anchor when we bought her on the east coast last year. We are planning to go cruising this summer. The rocna seems to be a very good anchor but is quite expensive.
I had a look around on the pontoons at Cardiff Bay Yacht club and most of the boats seem to have a CQR or a Bruce type anchor.... Another consideration for me is that there is not much space on the bow.
The Manson Supreme is a poor copy of the Rocna, likewise the Kobra of the Delta. Stick to the genuine originals.
I have recently bought a Fortress FX7 back from the USA to use as a kedge. Those of you further up the channel and using them in mud, do you add the additional plates and move the stock pivot?
One of the bunk tests - keep posting 'em, they might become worthwhile with enough repetition - with no repeat pulls and no controls on variation of bottom type, by amateurs with inadequate gear, skills, or time - but as is becoming the norm with Fortress, anything that suits your agenda.Copies can out-perform the genuine originals, as evidenced by this German magazine test (below) where a Manson and Kobra copies both out-performed a Rocna. If you would like a copy, please send me a private message with your e-mail address.
Nothing worng with you guys espousing the virtues of your products on here, I'd be interested to know whether either Fortress or Rocna anchors have been tested in the Bristol Channel, with it's 12, 13, even 14m, tidal ranges and associated currents?
The only comparable place, I guess is the bay of Fundy?