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Colin Rae, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear GBR asks:
Weight of anchor?
Not sure if you've answered this before, but I cannot find it! What weight is your anchor? I have just ordered a Rocna 88lb for my N40. They also offer a 121lb which they suggest is a bit of an overkill. The 88lb is recommended for a boat up to 46ft and less than 40tonnes (88,000lbs) displacement. Steve Dashew suggests going for an anchor so big that your dockmates start to laugh! He has also started using a Rocna, as has Ken Williams on Sans Souci.

So, is bigger always best? What is your opinion? Many thanks, and keep safe, Colin Rae

Scott Flanders from Egret responds:
Colin, Yes we did answer this before but it is still a good question. (The reply should be in the Forum secton) We cruised 4 years with an 88lb Delta anchor without issues with more weight and windage than your new boat. We added our 110lb Bugul type anchor for high latitudes and are glad we did. The 88lb Rocna is all the anchor you would probably ever need including a circumnavigation. I would buy the larger. Take care and congratulations again on the N40.


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