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Rocna Anchors launch online anchoring resource

22 November 2008

Rocna Anchors has released a comprehensive online collection of information on the topic of anchors, anchoring accessories, and the science of anchoring.

The Rocna Knowledge Base at is a comprehensive, indexed and searchable digital encyclopaedia covering anchors and anchoring.

The new website includes a section specific to anchors, including a collection of Rocna installation case studies, and guidelines for designing and building the ideal bow roller. Analyses of independent testing, explanations of anchor classification/certification, advice on sizing anchors and much more is also available online.

Content is not restricted to anchors; major sections focus on the rest of the anchoring system – chain, rope, connectors (shackles and swivels), windlasses, etc. Optimising rode make-up, best practice anchoring techniques, multiple anchor rigs, tandem anchoring and optimising the scope and catenary of the rode for best anchor performance are just a few of the topics covered in-depth.

Five years in testing and development prior to its 2005 release, the Rocna anchor has proven to be the ultimate boat anchor, confirmed by independent testing and positive user feedback.

Available in galvanised and stainless steel, in sizes from 4 kg (9 lb) to 275 kg (606 lb), there is a Rocna for every vessel, from runabouts to small ships. Contact: Rocna Anchors, ph 0800 4 ROCNA (0800 4 76262) within New Zealand; ph +64 9 447 1961 international; e-mail, web

Posted by: John

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