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Vulcan VLC25GS Anchor by Rocna 25 Kg.
After years of testing and development, Peter has come up with a design that meets the needs of these customers – the Rocna Vulcan.
The original Rocna has "set the bar" for the highest performance and consistency of behavior when put to the test by a worldwide array of users, and in numerous independent tests. This performance is the result of careful design and engineering by Peter, who has again put to work all of his knowledge and experience to develop a variation on the theme of the ultimate anchor.
The Vulcan capitalizes on already finely tuned design elements, infusing many of its elder siblings' proven performance advantages for an extremely quick and reliable set across a range of seabeds combined with rock solid holding power.
The Vulcan's shank shape encourages self-launching and self-stowing upon retrieval on the majority of bow rollers, with a liquid smooth action, ensuring ease of use for all operators.
In addition to the use of high tensile steel, shank strength is optimized by a unique I+V ProfileTM shank design, granting improved resistance to bending courtesy of a computer-optimized I-beam geometry. This visually elegant innovation also improves setting performance, with the lower V edge cutting into the seabed and minimizing resistance to deep and secure burial.
Like the Rocna, each Vulcan anchor comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty against both breakage and bending in addition to manufacturing defects.
Selecting the correctly sized anchor to match your boat is not quite as simple as it may first seem. There are many factors to consider, including displacement, overall length, windage profile, and the conditions in which you intend to use your Rocna. Most manufacturers provide a very simple guide using only LOA, or displacement, for their different anchor sizes. We have gone a step further.
The following chart will give you a good indication of which Rocna we would recommend for your vessel. Match your vessel’s length with the most appropriate displacement in metric tonnes (T) (2,200 lbs) - if in doubt, always tend toward the larger anchor model.
There is a tendency amongst anchor manufacturers to recommend sizes smaller than required. For example, a certain world-renowned name-brand advises the use of a 20Kg anchor on a heavy cruising yacht of LOA up to 14.8m. This recommendation is clearly far too light. Another brand states that “a working anchor should hold up to 30 knots of wind”. Again, we consider this recommendation would lead to an undersized anchor.
We have resisted this temptation, and the above recommendations are appropriate for heavy-duty use. In our view a working anchor should hold its boat in all but the most extreme weather.
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