Upgraded to a Rocna 10 anchor. Easier to set, grips better. Perfect for the Pacific NW.
We like to anchor a lot. It's always so peaceful and quiet. I get up at 2am, sit out in the cockpit and look up at the stars.
Besides the occasional stop for lunch, or overnighter on the hook, an anchor is also a piece of safety equipment for the boat. Should the boat lose propulsion, deploy the anchor. It will eventually catch on the bottom and keep the boat from being pushed onto the rocks.
I upgraded to a Rocna 10 (22lbs). The only modification required was to replace 1 bolt in the bow roller. The original bolt is 3/8" x 4", course thread. It has to go to 4.75" or 5", stainless.
The Rocna is very sticky and sets immediately. I've also not had it drag on me yet. It has the advantage over the Claw anchor in that the Rocna will easily stick into hard mud or grass wherease the claw had a tendency to skip along the surface, requiring several attempts to set it. For the Pacific Northwest, all the way into SE Alaska, the Rocna is a fantastic anchor.
I added a Mantus Anchor Guard to keep the point of the Rocna from creating another dimple in my boat. I also bought the Mantus Bridle, anchor snubber, and mooring ball snap shackle. This ensures a safe night at anchor even in bad seas as no chafing of the anchor rode occurs when using a bridle.
Be sure to seize your anchor shackles with lock wire.
Note: The Ranger Tug RT27-OB came with 50' of high test (G4) 5/16" galvanized chain, a 16lbs Lewmar Bruce anchor, and 200' of 8 Plait nylon rode.
Last Updated: 9/3/2023