Rocna Debuts Non Roll-bar Anchor Design

Date : 5 November

Despite the great success of the Rocna, some boat owners have difficulties accommodating the roll-bar that is fundamental to its design on their bow. The new anchor is an ideal alternative for these boaters, since the omission of a roll-bar combined with a carefully designed shank profile ensures a snug fit on the bows of a range of vessels. Platforms, bowsprits, prods, stays, and other protrusions are easily cleared. The shank shape also encourages self-launching and smooth retrieval on a majority of bow rollers, ensuring ease of use for all operators.
The new anchor design features a unique combination of shank and fluke geometry, which in conjunction with a roll-palm at the rear of the fluke, self-rights the anchor on the seabed without the use of either a roll-bar or a large mass of inefficient tip ballast. This development enables a larger fluke surface area than other designs, which rely on dedicated tip weight, directly equating to more holding power and security on a weight-for-weight basis.
Shank strength is heightened by a unique I+V profile design, granting improved resistance to bending courtesy of a computer optimized I-beam geometry. This innovation also improves setting performance, with the lower V edge cutting into the seabed and minimizing resistance to a deep and secure burial.
Available in hot-dip galvanized steel or polished stainless steel and finished with the utmost attention to detail and quality, the new anchor is available for vessels in an extensive range of sizes from 4kg to 55kg. And like the Rocna, it features a lifetime warranty against breakage and bending.
Information from Seaport Supplies. Tel. 021-510 6262.

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