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Anchor for Fulmar

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Apologies as I know there have been earlier posts about suitable anchors as alternatives to CQRs. I have a 25lb CQR at present which for a nearly 32ft boat seems slightly undersized except for benign conditions. An upgrade to a 35lb is one option but has any other Fulmar owner found a satisfactory arrangement for a Rocna or similar alternative? Holding power to weight is generally considered better and I want to avoid back strain! (the previous owner says the windlass cannot be relied on - I aim to service it but cannot be sure it will be reliable) I think a Vulcan12kg (from the Rocna range) might work if I can find a way of sitting this on the (twin) bow roller and protecting the bow with a stainless protector. I have mocked it up in cardboard and it seems just possible but others may have some experience or alternatives they could share with me?
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Rocna Anchor - Fulmar
Rocna Anchor - Fulmar
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We replaced a CQR with a 15kg Rocna - we also tried the Manson supreme, but the Rocna fitted better.
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If you do replace your 25lb CQR and want to sell it, I might be interested as my Centaur has only a 15lb Danforth (and 16lb CQR). It's OK as a lunch hook but for a worry-free sleep I think I want a bigger one. I've already increased the cable from 25m of 6mm chain to 35m of 8mm.
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JulianS, that is very helpful. I shall go for the 15kg Rocna as well. I was considering the 12kg Vulcan but having moved int up in cardboard it doesn't sit as well as the Rocna. Did you ever find you needed a bow protector or shield. I have read a lot of mixed reviews for the SS options but wondered whether a bow fender might be necessary to protect the GRP?

TyroSailor - I will probably have 2x 25lb CQRs spare - one from a previous boat when I replaced it with a Lewmar - both genuine articles - Sowester or similar. Not sure if you can do personal messages via this web site - if so I could email some photos and more details. One is better looking than the other. I'd be happy to let you have one for a song and the other for not much more!! I am in Devon - near Exeter which means not your neck of the woods. Let me know if you want to take it further.
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TyroSailor wrote:If you do replace your 25lb CQR and want to sell it, I might be interested as my Centaur has only a 15lb Danforth (and 16lb CQR). It's OK as a lunch hook but for a worry-free sleep I think I want a bigger one. I've already increased the cable from 25m of 6mm chain to 35m of 8mm.
I had a 10Kg Delta on my Centaur which was the size above the recommended 6Kg one. I normally used the Danforth on 50m of chain though, but 10m is plenty if you are only in 6' of water.
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DerekH wrote:
TyroSailor - I will probably have 2x 25lb CQRs spare - one from a previous boat when I replaced it with a Lewmar - both genuine articles - Sowester or similar. Not sure if you can do personal messages via this web site - if so I could email some photos and more details. Let me know if you want to take it further.
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