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One Heck of a Door Prize at Our Boat Expo Next Week

Thanks to Canada Metal, maker of the Rocna line of anchors, next week's Boat Expo in Essex, Connecticut, will feature the 44-pound model as a door prize for the winning seminar attendee.

Canada Metal, a sponsor of the International Cruising Boat Expo, has donated one of its highly regarded 44-pound Rocna anchors as a door price at the June event. Anyone who signs up for a training seminar will be automatically entered in the drawing. West Marine sells this anchor for just over $2,000.

Cruising Boat Expo, a combination of seminars, a boat show and social events in the tradition of TrawlerFest,will be held June 2-7, at Brewer Essex Island Marina in Essex, Connecticut. The boat show portion of the Boating Expo runs Thursday to Sunday, June 4-7.

 The prize anchor was the actual Rocna used for the cover of the January PassageMaker magazine, which featured "The Great Anchor Debate" as its lead story.

The prize anchor was the actual Rocna used for the cover of the January PassageMaker magazine, which featured "The Great Anchor Debate" as its lead story.

This from the West Marine catalog:

Independently tested as one of the best, Rocna Anchors stand out for their holding power, setting ability and ease of use. Designed to set quickly in all types of seabeds, their unique geometry enables them to orient themselves for fast penetration, regardless of how they hit the bottom. They combine a chisel tip, roll-bar and skids to dig in straight and bury rapidly, typically within one meter, even in thick weed and kelp.

The Rocna’s folded fluke geometry resists wind and current shifts and doesn’t easily trip out upon load reversal, instead tending to rotate in place. Unlike other anchors, extra lead or cast iron weights in the tip are not employed. Instead, weight is efficiently distributed throughout the design for greater strength and increased blade surface area, resulting in superior holding power.

Super High Holding Power (SHHP) Classification reflects the Rocna’s performance and quality, and provides independent verification of the ruggedness of the design. This means greater security for cruisers, and a lighter anchor for weight-sensitive craft. Their self-launching design locks home on most bow rollers without having to be guided into place and fits most bow rollers snugly enough to prevent movement while at sea. Attachment points are provided for a trip-line, a tandem anchor and lashing on the bow.

Some of the 31 Seminars at the International Boat Expo:

  • Troubleshooting Boats & Engines
  • The Great Loop & ICW
  • Hands-On Boat Handling
  • Soup-To-Nuts Navigation
  • Emergencies at Sea
  • Cuba Cruising: What You Need To Know
  • Cruising the Downeast Circle Route
  • Understanding Marine Insurance
  • Staying One Step Ahead of the Taxman
  • Night Running
  • Cruising Couples Communication
  • Boat Buyer's Survival Guide
 To register for seminars click here.

To register for seminars click here.

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