Monthly Archives: July 2011

  • Between a rock and a hard place - Anchoring again

    PBO August 2011 has yet another test of anchors with the Spade/Rocna/Manson types coming out top, to the extent that one 15kg Rocna has holding power equal to two 16kg Delta anchors! The old CQR is consigned to the scrap heap for breaking out under load, the Claw or Bruce style anchors give a poor result. One of the key factors to think about is if you normally keep your main anchor on the bow roller, would you rather have 15kg or 30kg stuck at the pointy end? The Ultimate Holding Capacity or UHC being key, Rocna 15kg is 480, Spade 15kg is 420, Manson 11.4kg is 225 and no others come close. If efficiency is UHC divided by weight, Rocna is on 30 while CQR is less than 10. If you would like to be in your bunk listening to the wind in the rigging rather than crouching in the cockpit all night on anchor watch, Rocna is the obvious choice.

  • Checkout this fantastic new camera

    the great Action Cam ATC9K.  For its introduction we are offering the GPS unit and a Micro SD card free with every order received this month, giving you a perfect way of recording your travels and keeping track of exactly where you are when the Videos are taken.  As well as this it is giving all extreme sports enthusiasts the ability to see how fast, how high, how many Gs they are pulling and google maps integration with the video to show to all their friends at full high definition.  It is waterproof to 20m and is shock resistant so ideal for the marine environment.  Want to inspect the underside of the boat?  Use one of the attachment kits to put it on a pole or put on your dive gear and jump in with the camera and record everything for closer review from the comfort of your armchair. Need a record of that infringment for the protest committee? Keep Action Cam handy on your push-pit.

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