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Rocna Acquired by Canada Metal Pacific

After a recent recall surrounding the quality of the metals used in their anchors, Rocna Anchors has been sold. Canada Metal Pacific of Vancouver has acquired the New Zealand-based company. John Mitchell, president of Canada Metal Pacific, made the announcement. … Continue reading

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Rocna Owners Can Receive Refund from West Marine for Manufacturing Issue

West Marine, the biggest distributor of Rocna anchors in the U.S., has issued a “Product Specification Notice” in regard to 13 types of anchors sold by the New Zealand-based company. Rocna anchors are sold in 34 countries. The West Marine … Continue reading

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Boat Rat: Selecting an Anchorage

Our friends over at Mariners Learning System have stepped up to guest author the Rat today! Check out all of their helpful tips at www.marinerslearningsystem.com. There are many reasons to anchor, perhaps the most important being for safety. Nautical publications … Continue reading

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Mindbender

What is the proper name of this knot? Send your answers to comments@cruisingcompass.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers. Congratulations to Geoff Beebe, who was randomly selected from … Continue reading

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