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John Langford

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Re: anchor chain on Maxwell VW 50windlass
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2018, 11:32:23 AM »

An additional note. Before buying the Rocna I tried the Vulcan. It didnít fit nearly as well as the Rocna.  I would have needed a bigger bale. In addition, because of the shape of the shank it was harder to get the anchor to sit down on the roller. Finally, because of the shape the Vulcan would immediate launch itself if it wasnít properly tethered. I imagined the Vulcan, 150 ft of chain and 200 ft of rode piling into the water while I was beating to weather in 600 ft of water. The Rocna needs to be secured obviously, but it does sit quietly on the bow roller. Case closed.  BTW it does set immediately and dig in as advertised.
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