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This is the Rocna Anchors knowledge base project

A collection of information and material relating to anchors, accessories, and using them
– made available to you by Rocna Anchors and partners.

Either search the knowledge base using the search box on the left, or you can browse articles organized into the below categories.


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Rocna anchors

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  • Chain: selecting grade and size, and understanding terms from 'WLL' and 'calibrated' to 'high-test' and 'high tensile'.
  • Rope: choosing anchor rode lays and materials with a mind to performance, durability, and chafe resistance.
  • Using dedicated snubbers for shock absorption.
  • A concise guide to optimizing rode for performance and practicality.


Overviews and recommendations for connecting the rode to the anchor, from a look at the ideal shackles for use with anchors, to the question of swivels and righting swivels.

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On deck

Back on the boat are many crucial parts of any anchoring system, from the windlass to chain stops, concerns and solutions regarding chafe protection for rope, and counting chain & rode deployed.

Advice on bow rollers is provided in the Anchors section.

Other accessories


  • The Rocna User's Guide may be of interest.
  • Questions concerning setting and retrieval of the Rocna are common. Some advice concerning setting in difficult bottom types, and retrieval if the anchor is holding a little too well.
  • A popular debate: scope vs catenary. Long rode lengths, or heavy chain? The answers are out there.
  • Rigging more than one anchor can be very helpful or necessary, albeit introducing complications.

Partners section

A collection of material and information for Rocna resellers and partners. You need to be logged in with a user account to view this section.

To access the Partners section, click here: Partners:Main