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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rocna Anchors, a subsidiary of the CMP Group, announced an expansion of its global patent portfolio, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to innovation as well as being a world-class leader in the marine industry. Peter Smith, designer of the Rocna Anchors range, has been granted six patents by the Canadian and New Zealand

tags: Anchors, Awards, Beyond the Lakes, Company Expansions

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Power poles are useful for fishing shallow, calm water, but when water is deeper and a breeze is building up a chop or a strong tide is running, anchoring is the way to go. And for anglers, the Fortress Marine Anchors FX-7 is hard to beat. Ideal for flats and bass boats, skiffs and center consoles up to 27', it outperforms anchors

tags: Anchors, Fishing

Friday, December 15, 2017

Whether used as a primary anchor or conveniently-stowed backup, Fortress Marine Anchors are well-known for their exceptional holding capability. Now, the company is offering two of its most popular models in convenient Complete Anchoring Systems that include chain, a shackle, and 25% more rope than the competition for safer sets and

tags: Anchors

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Whether it be to stay put in that perfect cove for a lunch aboard, sleep overnight on the hook, keep a disabled boat from washing aground, or simply to keep anglers aboard within easy casting range of a productive fishing spot, it’s important you have the equipment and know-how necessary to securely anchor your boat in place. In

tags: Boating 101, Anchors

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

When wind and seas rise, it takes a lot of holding power to keep a 154', 353 long ton vessel from dragging anchor. That's why the US Coast Guard chose the 69 lb. Fortress Marine Anchors FX-125 for its new Sentinel-class cutters. It boasts superior performance in a wide range of sea beds. The FX-125 is precision-machined from

tags: Anchors

Friday, April 28, 2017

By: Mark Pocock, Rocna Anchors, www.rocna.com Anchoring can be stressful! But with the right ground tackle and a bit of preparation, it opens up a whole world beyond the marina experience. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your next cruising adventure. 1) Start with the right gear and setup. Next generation anchors,

by: Mark Pocock, Rocna Anchors

tags: Anchors, Boating 101

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Whether used as a primary anchor or conveniently-stowed backup, Fortress Marine Anchors are well-known for their exceptional holding capability. Now, the company is offering two of its most popular models in convenient, Complete Anchoring Systems that include chain, a shackle and 25% more rope than the competition for safer sets and

tags: Anchors

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Vulcan is the latest addition to the modern scoop type anchors and has been tested and reviewed by many experienced sailors. In a recent article published on Crusingoutpost.com, Alex and Maria Blackwell had this to say about their experience with the new Vulcan: “Yes, this new addition to the Rocna line-up is certainly a

tags: Anchors

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Two words, Mantus Anchors. They are the fastest setting and most reliable anchors available on the marine market. Available from the Sailor in both Galvanized and Stainless Steel, this will truly be the last anchor you will ever WHY WE LIKE IT: All Mantus Anchors come with a lifetime warranty, so you know your initial

tags: Anchors

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Scanmar International, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of windvane self-steering and emergency rudder systems for recreational sailboats, launched the latest version of AnchorRescueTM, its anchor recovery system, at the Seattle Boat Show. The product is engineered to recover fouled anchors safely and reliably using

tags: Anchors, Safety