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Old 08-24-2017, 08:58 PM   #1
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Do any of our 3200 owners use a plow or delta style anchor? Wanting to hear how well it fits in the pulpit? You any of you guys have a pic of your anchors tucked into the pulpit?? Thanks for any help!!!
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Thanks...speedy!! Is this yours?
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Gorgeous......looks like we have twins....
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So, technically the picture from Speedysprocket is of a Bruce style anchor. However a Bruce, Plow, CQR, Rocna Vulcan, Spade, or Manson Boss will all fit similarly on a through-pulpit setup.

If asking for anchor opinions I use a Rocna Vulcan on a through-pulpit and love it.
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I have a 35lb. West Marine modified scoop anchor, like this one:

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-...chor--15985732

I love it. Holds fast in almost every bottom condition I'm likely to encounter, from lake mud, to gravel, to rocks, to the bottom of Puget Sound. It fits on my bow roller just fine and is not visually obtrusive. I've had it for two years now and it has never once slipped, even when I have two other boats rafted up on me.

I bought it after my old anchor (a 25lb. Danforth style) failed to prevent me from being blown out of a cove in the middle of the night and almost crashing into a bridge.
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Do you all have anchor chains? My boat has a windlass that only works with line, and it's like 2 feet from the anchor when it's housed, so no room for chain. I think that's why I have a hard time getting it to set.
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Do you all have anchor chains? My boat has a windlass that only works with line, and it's like 2 feet from the anchor when it's housed, so no room for chain. I think that's why I have a hard time getting it to set.
Yes....I have about 25ft of chain....I am looking for something that holds better and easier to clean than my current danforth. My windlass is a capsian, gypsy combo. I use the capsain for the line and push over to gypsy when get to chain.....does not work very well....
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Yeah there's no way for me to switch between line and chain...
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Mine it a real pain in the ***** to transition from the rope to chain....I would put up with it if the anchor held better and was easier to clean!!!


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I've got 50 feet of chain on 200 feet of rode. That's bare minimum for anchoring in Puget Sound, so I will probably go to 100/300 at some point. The windlass capstan (when the windlass is working, which is not very often) does not pull the rode very well and I have to push the chain into the gypsy by hand. Which is a PITA.

There are a few places on these boats where Maxum cheaped out to hit their market price point. The windlass is obviously one of them. Eventually I will get a better one. Until then, I usually just crank up the ground tackle by hand. Which is why I haven't added another 50 feet of chain yet.
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Havamax...

What kind of bottom do you anchor in?

What depths do you typically anchor in?

what size chain does the gypsy on your windlass currently take?
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I have a 32 scr i use a lewmar plow type with 30 feet of chain and 300 ft rope 8ply works perfect every time
But the hooker (Danforth Type) that was on the boat broke loose 95% of the time same rope and chain and area type bottom the same .
i can even sleep at night now on the hook LOL
Lewmar Windless worked great on both systems .
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I typically anchor in pretty shallow bottoms....10-25ft usually. Mostly mud,sand and weedy bottom.
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I typically anchor in pretty shallow bottoms....10-25ft usually. Mostly mud,sand and weedy bottom.
You could go with all chain. The 5:1 - 7:1 is for line or a combination rode. With all chain, it is 3:1 - 5:1. You could go with 125 of 1/4" chain and never go to line at all. That would address the issue with transferring between line and chain on the gypsy.

As for anchors, i would lean towards a 'new age' anchor. Rocna and Manson Supreme are great. If you have a through-pulpit roller then a Spade or Rocna Vulcan will work for your application.
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