Anchors is always interesting, everyone has their favourite. Here is what im using on Olivone today:
- Bow anchor: Rockna 25 kg
- Stern anchor: Original Bruce 15 kg
- Spare anchor: Delta 20 kg
- Spare anchor: Bruce copy 7.5 kg
For the bow anchor we have 40 meters of 8mm chain. For the stern anchor we have 40 meters of 16mm multiplait rope on a rope reel.
Rocna 25 Kg
Ive had the Rocna 25 kg for a couple of years now as a bow anchor and i have to say that im pretty impressed with the anchor. It set immediately and it really holds, tested it in 13 M/S approx 26 knots. Maybe one helping factor is that in the Baltic sea there are mostly mud, but my 1000w windlass have a really tough job to get it up.
Verdict: 10 out of 10
Delta 20 Kg
Had this as a bow anchor on Alwa, but we did not use it that frequently and when we did, it did not do that great of a job (dragged and was hard to set). Have it as a spare anchor today.
Verdict: 5 out of 10
Original bruce 15 Kg
Using it as a stern anchor, sets really good and holds Olivone for at least 10 m/s (20 knots) directy to the side.
Verdict: 9 out of 10
Bruce copy 7.5 Kg
Real cheap anchor, really dont know what im going to use it for, maybe as a second anchor when we are going bow to the cliffs to secure the boat from wind changes.
Verdict: N/A, havent tested it