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    Anchor Geekdom

    You've said this previously - no-one is going to listen, or take notice, if you resist taking your own advice :)
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    Anchor Geekdom

    This is meant to be a thread on anchors and anchoring.  No wonder Steve does not post - you have lost your focus.   If you cannot get your information correct - you are on the wrong thread
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    Anchor Geekdom

    Someone unwilling to expand on his ideas - hardly useful. It seems both Starzinger and Thinwater have been subject to threats of litigation - this seems not to have been recognised as the feature of investigative work and not something one should point out. It also appears that Thin has not...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    No satisfaction at all.  Its sad.  Anyone willing to stick their neck out testing anchors needs all the support they can get as they offer a new slant.  Interestingly a group of major beneficiaries to Steve's work has been anchor makers, some, unknown to the greater buying public (or those who...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f118/upsizing-anchor-suggestions-261105-6.html I think you need to read post 77. Maybe Razr can increase his contributions.
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    Anchor Geekdom

    At least someone noticed. Except virtually no information.  No wonder printed media is having a tough time. There is a wealth of quantitative data on most of the anchors, just pull out a summary from this thread for a start.  The comments on the Epsilon, where a serious review is over due...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    https://apple.news/A1P1qvJN2QmK5_HWogOxyNA Plenty to get your teeth into here :)
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    Anchor Geekdom

    If you check Lewmar's current website, not the website of a distributor nor an old specification, you will find no mention of lead in the toe. https://www.lewmar.com/node/11594 Lead in the toe would be an advantage as it concentrates the ballast.  Having lead in the toe is a technical...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    I love it - anchor designers know that the shank of an anchor can be subject to stress, so they try to ensure they will not bend.  Owners then drill holes in the shank, commonly to secure the anchor on the bow roller.  The idea that drilling a hole might, will, compromise strength .......?
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    Anchor Geekdom

    Interesting post, keep us upto date if you get reports back on performance. Even better - offer a link - then anyone, everyone can keep up to date.
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    Anchor Geekdom

    This thread is one window on one method of anchor testing.  Some time ago, that much maligned individual "Neeves" initiated a thread on Yachting Boating World (or YBW) which I link to here.  ...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    So if you ask for clarification or make a controversial point - you are not welcome. Restricting debates to sycophants will not move your technology forward.   Asking for an understanding of why Steve's Rocna results are in contradiction to virtually every other test of a Rocna underlined by...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    Captain - you go for it.  There are hundreds of Delta's skulking somewhere looking for the meaning of life.  If you ca modify a Delta to perform as well as, or as close as makes no difference, to an Excel, Spade, Viking or Rocna you will provide a service to the community.  'cje' seems to think...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    I hear from colleagues in Canada that the issue of the shackle slot (which was a disgrace, as you rightly point out, has been rectified).   For those that are unaware - the historic slot was 'too' narrow and the shackles locked up.  This issue was exacerbated as the slots were cut leaving sharp...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    I note a contradiction - I believe Anchor Right, who seem to have introduced the turned down toe, are a small (non-Chinese) innovative, manufacturing company, they use Australian steel but you appear to be suggesting that someone (say Steve) 'knocks off' one of the significant design...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    I am sure you are correct - whether the market will stand the R&D cost is another issue.  As Steve has found and points out little design differences can make out of proportion performance differences - change one thing and the performance changes, often unexpectedly and usually negatively...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    I think you will find that the Delta is a steel cast solid toe as is a Kobra.  The Excel is slightly different it is a steel box into which steel is cast and an end plate welded on.  Spade is a steel box with lead cast into the space (and now has a resin cap to seal the lead).  Rocna is also...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    The cable extension reduces the resistance of the rode to burial, chains are chunky, wire is thin.  Anything, shank, shackle, swivel, chain has volume and resists burial.  Minimising bulk allows the anchor to dive more deeply, deep setting anchors have higher hold and resist yawing.  One reason...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    Neither a Delta nor Excel have lead in the toe. You seem to be suggesting that the difference, or the critical difference, between a Delta and Excel is the turned down toe.  Have you noticed the flange round the 'edge' of the fluke of the Excel?  Might the flange be useful.  Are the ballast...
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    Anchor Geekdom

    Its the depths of winter, for most of us, and anchor fanatics don't have much to discuss so this might make a refreshing change. https://xyzairanchor.com I have to admire someone with the persistence to persevere with an idea and take it to the market Discuss




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