Rocna Anchors // The Film

Rocna Anchors // The Film

my name is Peter Smith I'm the designer of the rock Marika I've been in the marine industry all my life as a boat cutter and it was in 1978 and spent some 30 years offshore sailing those high and low latitudes and over that period of time brought up 200,000 customers and sailing experience the rocker originally evolved from my dissatisfaction with the Karen acres are on the market I built a boat in England Kirra 52 feet long 28 tons an expedition boat heavy-duty boat it was always in the back of my mind that we were visit the ice so she was billed as a heavy play condominium boat and what I knew about the type of boats and what was required on them I built into her and there was nothing on the market that would hold back that would give me the security that I wanted with a boat like hero we I was continually dragging the appropriately-sized anchors of the early generation anchors and I tried and it have used over my life every anchor that's been built on the market to date so I had some ideas about a new anchor around over period of three years I played around with patterns and experimenting with different shapes and designs and eventually came up with the original rakhna and never once a tentacle let me down I was just so impressed with his performance experience yachtsman I knew saw and heard about the anchor and asked me if I would build them some someone off switch I did and again the same results all those all those people were very impressed for the anchor we had very very good reports back so we became more serious or I became more serious about fine-tuning the design a substantial amount of time was doing that beta samples you might say were built in and put on various boats and from all that feedback we the rock dredge we know today evolve the Vulcan was developed after we designed the rocker and had it on the market for some time it was really obvious that the the principals of the anchor were very very successful but a lot of market demand and feedback wanting a non roll bar version for example modern power boats with their what I call platypus powers where the anchor comes up through a our platform boats that have bow sprits have prides any restriction in the front of the boat the the Vulcan was designed to – to fit that to fit that market with the older generation anchors that I was using that there are a number of issues which we were able to resolve with the rocker conventional wisdom with the older chelating players for example would be you would drop the anchor and you would drag it back until it's set usually you would drag it's between 15 and 20 meters as a minimum sometimes more and two out of five times you would have to pick the anger up and reset it so that this would not set and some of the sorts of problems the the floor types had had a different type of problem they sit reasonably quickly completed very very low holding Theon we had what we call a hop and skip situation with them so you can never rely on then once you start applying a lot of force and the fixed flour types I found never seem to have enough blade area we drag them in soft mud guard less of how we set them and how much rain we head down the Rahman resolved all those issues it was with the roller or as a reliable set and that always rolled in set position every time regardless doesn't matter what type of bottom we were in its it invariably whether its own link so it was very very quick set and the holding power because of the large blade area was was phenomena vac West and holding power anymore the original rakhna was a complete step up in the anchoring game and we needed to keep the same features in the Vulcan we wanted to be able to give to the Vulcan market all the people that would use a Vulcan the same characteristics and the same benefits that we got from a from an original rocker it sets very quickly but it will also set very deeply and provides quite phenomenal whole new pair very reliably the thing has been designed for self launching you can see that this shape here when it's sitting on your bow rollers in most situations it will self launch the tank is designed and cut out out of a HSR steel plate for rigidity and strength the roll bar as mentioned before it provides a very reliable roll into what we call the six position pull the anchor and the anchor starts to move forward it's been supported by the skid at the back and the actual tow 33% tip weight chisel tip it immediately starts to descend the anchor immediately goes into that position and dries down into the substrate and we will you get a 90 percent set within the length of the anchor within that shank length the sinker will have set to the point where we have you know as well said it's probably this probably ninety percent set we have extremely high holding power because of the shape of the because of the shape of the blade that lehder is a concave spoon shape the blade area and proportion to the total weight of the anchor is very very high in fact it's one of the highest of any anchor on the market to date and of course blade area is correctly related to holding power and depth of sets so you have a very very very very high holding power anchor when I designed the Vulcan we started out the original principle of the design was to use the basic blade shape of a rocket which was very very successful it's one of the most efficient shapes you can use for an anchor and a fluid medium the challenge was really was to produce a anchor that would roll as reliably as the rakhna the rockne uses the roll bar and it doesn't require dedicated to plate we wanted to produce something on a similar vein without the blunt instrument of huge amounts of typically and we finally cracked that with the shape of the shank as you can see this curved shake is actually very critical that's a very sophisticated shape that's been computer-enhanced and we married that with the roll palm on the back of the anchor those two work together in such a way that the anchor rolls extremely successfully almost as well as a rocker whether it's with a stroller I was looking to repeat and try and duplicate all the character it's all the leading characteristics of the of the original rocker which is the leading neck on a market today one of the main features is on deployment the Yakima set very very quickly usually within its own length it's it's very hard it's it's very deep and it will set in all bottom substrates all those factors combine to produce enormous holding power Kaunda metal Pacific brings a strong quality control background to partner with the stringent design requirements of the rock band anchor family Canada male Pacific developed strict procedures and processes that control the metallurgy and the dimensions of their products when Canada metal Pacific took over the rock family of products they overlaid these procedures on to the anchored production some of the elements of this program include material traceability it through tracking numbers embossed on the anchors it's possible to trace the steel used in the anchors back to the original material certificates there's multiple inspection points during the production of the anchors over the sub assembly phase and at final assembly our managing and monitoring multiple elements of the design through careful quality control manuals and procedures robotic welding is used in the production of the anchors to ensure consistency from one unit to the next for galvanized anchors hot dip galvanizing ensures a durable finish and is carefully monitored to ensure the composition and thickness of the galvanizing layer three fun for the anchor provides security provides peace of mind over a period of years I just became very very confident and secure my anchoring over the years of anchoring literally thousands and six I had virtually never had a drag I've never had a failure and of course there's always exceptions to the rule but the anchors extremely reliable and and you certainly feel very secure sitting on it you

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  1. I have the same Tiara yacht as shown in the film (3500 express), do you suggest/show/use the 27 or 33 for this boat?

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