Anchor size required for Whitby 42

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13 years 1 week ago #721 by Andrew Schoenberg
Hello All

When I arrived in the Bahamas I found that my large Hydrobubble was not effective on sand or in turtle grass.

I am considering a 20Kg Delta and a 20Kg Bruce but would like some input as to the size required and what
other Whitby owners use and their preferences.

Looking at about 60 other 40 plus foot cruising sailboats in Emerald Bay it seems that most use and prefer the
Delta and Bruce. The Rockna seems to be the king of the hill but very expensive, The boats with Rocknas only
carry one anchor on the bow (they love and believe in them).

Thanks for your inputs
Andy

Sisu

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13 years 1 week ago - 13 years 1 week ago #722 by Gerry O'Donoghue
Hi Andy

My limited experience with ROCNA's has made me a believer, but I agree on the cost. They specs seem conservative (i.e. heavy), which in my opinion is good. My recommendation in descending order of cost;

ROCNA 25 - 55lbs.

Delta - 44lb.

Lewmar Claw - 44lb

Keep in mind your bow roller setup if you are thinking about a Rocna. The other two should fit fine. How do you plan to get the anchor? Drop me an email at wmgerry "at" gmail.com if I can be of any assistance.

Gerry
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13 years 6 days ago #724 by David Groves
Hi All,

Rocna 33 kg with 3/8 high test chain. Only failed to grab two times, once on the concrete bottom at the back edge of Mile Hammock Bay in Camp Lejeune (very crowded and 35 knots, but all ended well with the hook set in the mud of the shore on the upwind side) and once in a tide scoured channel in the waterway. Absolutely magnificent for the rest of the trip from Ontario to Georgetown and back home. Before we bought it, we saw one on a 46 foot French boat. They told us the only thing you had to worry about was if the boat was moving too fast when you tried to set it something might break, it set so quickly and well (*:-).

Designed in New Zealand and manufactured in British Columbia. Colonial all the way! I agree on the price concerns, but the Admiral would throw me off the boat before she would give up the Rocna.

We only use the Rocna on a roller, and we did have the bowsprit modified (we originally were trying to have a second Bruce up there). After an incident helping with another boat in a tidal channel in the Exumas, we are strong believers in a second light and readily deployable anchor that can be kedged off from a dinghy. Assemble those Fortresses you bought, don't leave them in the convenient bag. Mount them or your danforth on the rail ready to go. We have 10 feet of chain and a rope rode so it can be moved around by the dinghy, and we can get it overboard in about 30 seconds.

Backup anchor, Bahama mooring, etc. is a 30 lb Bruce with 50 feet of 5/16 high test and 150 feet of rope rode in the lazarette. Only used once

David

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13 years 6 days ago #728 by Roy Belcher
David,
We inherited a 60# CQR from the previous owner. I had not previously been a fan, but I have to say that we spent many a peaceful night on the hook, with never a worry about holding. Anchored in strong current, high winds, on scoured bottoms or in grass, and in crowded anchorages where scope was limited by the lboats behind us, we can count on one hand the number of imes we had to re-set. I attribute this to the added weight, not the design. I still set a GPS anchor alarm, anyway.
Roy B.
S/V Serenade
W42#45

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12 years 4 months ago #1039 by Vincent LoRusso
Will a 55 Rocna fit on what appears to be a production roller, no bow sprint? Vincent/Horizons #79

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12 years 4 months ago #1040 by Vincent LoRusso
Horizons #79 is in Sardinia, Italy and tomorrow Oct 3, 2011 I was/am ready to order a Rocna 55 BUT not before consulting our Wb42/Brewer site. Anyone have pictures or able to comment on the modifications needed (if any) to use a Rocna 55 on a Whitby 42? All comments are welcome.

Thank You,
Vincent
#79

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