Was the Vulcan anchor named because it looked like the British iconic bomber of the same name? Heaven knows but to me there is a certain similarity in its shape to the outline of the aircraft methinks? The Vulcan To The Sky Trust website is worth a look at if you're so inclined. It may, however, be that the designer of the Vulcan (and the Rocna) New Zealander Roger Smith was a fan of Star Trek, apparently they (the Vulcans) are typically depicted as faster, and longer-lived than humans, what that's got to do with the anchor don't ask me however the Vulcan bomber was, according to my source, 'the only aircraft ever to fulfil every role the RAF called for.' Methinks a statement that could be attributed to users of both the Vulcan and Rocna anchors! Incidentally, The Tin Triangle was the affectionate name given to the Vulcan bomber.
One of our regular customers sent us the below email the other day, it sums up what I find so reassuring in my own Vulcan capabilities in that it always sets first time and it's easy to remove the glutinous mud found in the area of the Ionian that I frequent! My confidence in it's holding power was proven when our anchor held in the Medicane that swept through the Ionian the other year, we held in seventy knots of wind... many didn't!
Just to let you know. We took the boat up to Jura anchoring every night. I have been delighted with the Vulcan, it set first time every time and comes back onto the bow roller in the correct orientation. Also it is a lot easier to clean the weed and mud off without the roll bar
Why did we go for the Vulcan instead of the Rocna? Holding power is the same but the Vulcan is more expensive however we have a retractable bowsprit on the Mystery which the roll bar on the latter would foul. If you have a spare few minutes, the video below featuring these superb new generation anchors is worth watching.