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Rocna or similar anchor for 45 Viking

Discussion in 'Viking Yacht' started by Jeremyvmd, Aug 5, 2021.

  1. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    The Post Kids get tired of me at times. So I'll hassle the Vikings (Que soap opera music).

    You Kids sure do luv those ugly anchors. Da Bruce design has NEVER let us down,,, ever.
    Pictured is our 85# SS with all 3/8" chain.
    Were 58 x 18 old school measuring , displacing 87,500 lbs, lots of wind resistance.

    Oh, The Ultra self positioning swivel works great also.

    Finally got to taking down the x-mas lights and took some pictures of our pretty anchor to share with ; Da Ta Daah; The Vikings..



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  2. cleanslate

    cleanslate Senior Member

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    Hey Bert, I don’t see no picture….
    What’s up wit dat?
  3. Capt Ralph

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    Whew, Got to it just in time. Thx.

    Sorry about the mud on da hook. Usually real shinny.
    Got to raise heck with the Mate. Knee surgery is no excuse.
  4. cleanslate

    cleanslate Senior Member

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    Looks like a bent Danforth to me …
    What’d you do hit the dock while pulling in and hook a piling ?!?
    :D
  5. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    We had a 60# Danforth Hi-Tensile when we purchased da Bertie. It could not hold a canoe. Went to throw it away and was offered $50 walking up the dock with it.
    After experimenting with Deltas, we were given a smaller Bruce. Gave it a try and luved it. When my partner went to an Ultra big asp anchor, we got this stainless Bruce.
    Never let us down.
    I have 2, FX-85s, several hundred feet of 1" twisted, and lots of chain, for back up, Have never touched them.
  6. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    panic_cartoon-300x279.jpg Wait a minute, Your not a Viking????? :eek::eek::eek::eek:
    Drum Roll.... :D:D:D:D
  7. cleanslate

    cleanslate Senior Member

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    Actually I am, I have a little Norwegian blood, by my boat is a Fancy Pacemaker.

    You need to rally your Richard Bertram crew ! Where are they ?!? They are quite on YFs , lately.
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  8. MBevins

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    I think you guys need to get back in your own yards. This is Viking territory. :cool::cool:
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  9. cleanslate

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    I’m a “ What I could afford at the time man “ Stumbled upon my Ocean, given what was going on with me / life/ bread$$ at the time I bought it.. Lol.
    Could have very well been a Viking , the few I looked at were in very bad shape.
    Dollars and sense made my choice.
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  10. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Na, I have to much fun checking out what you kids are up to.
    AND, I've spilled enough blood in Viking bilges. Kinda make me a blood brother. :p:p
  11. MBevins

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    Okay , you can stay, but that other guy's outta here :)
  12. gr8trn

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    LM I see your dilemma. Yep, I roll right off the top end of my SS ancor pulpit with hook on and bridle lines to port and strbd cleats. If you have skinnier lines you might be able to keep the hook on the chain and bring it up through the slot with the chain but not looking good.
  13. MBevins

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    You don't want the bridle routing through the pulpit in anyway, it puts load on it that's not designed to handle.
    Set your anchor, reach around the pulpit and attach the hook, each half goes to respective port and starboard cleats. Then pay out additional rode till bridle Carey's the load. .
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  14. LM Viking

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    Yes it is the issue of getting the arms of the bridle back to the bow cleats after attaching the chain hook to the chain first then letting it down thru the slot to the water. I did not give that enough thought before I bought the bridle especially with the size of the medium bridle and shackle attached to the chain hook. Mantus pictures did not do it justice as to the size and heavy duty assembly. I really don’t think I need that heavy duty bridle for the type and location of the anchoring we do. Usually fairly well protected anchorages, no tidal currents, and I really don’t like to anchor out if I think there is a chance of a big blow. And I do my best to avoid surprises.:eek:
    Letting it down over the roller on the end of a pulpit would just involve holding on to the arms and then bringing them back to the cleats after letting the hook on the chain into the water.
  15. DOCKMASTER

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    I had one of those Ideal windlasses on my boat when I bought it. Couldn’t get a rope/chain wheel for it and it had issues with parts difficult to find. I ditched it for a Maxwell. Once Maxwell got the rope/chain wheel right it has been performing without issue for near 10 years now (knock wood). I routinely anchor in 300’+ for bottom fishing so the Maxwell gets a work out. I use a 75# CQR style knock off cheap anchor. Works well for me in many different type bottom conditions. Keep in mind my 54’ is quite a bit heavier than what you guys are taking about. How do you have similar size boats that are so much lighter? I’m like 70k#’s or so.
  16. gr8trn

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    Agreed. I was wondering if the lines and hook could come up through the slot in the GRP bow sprit but no way when I look at the picture again.