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Old 08-19-2011, 06:08 PM   #1
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Rocna anchors made in China of lower grade steel than advertised.
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Rocna anchors made in China of lower grade steel than advertised.
These past 10 years or so I have experienced a multitude of problems with "Made in China" boat gear products.

Thankfully Port Supply and West Marine have been helpful with swapping refunds. China just does not like to play on a level field,

they always seem to tilt it in their favor. One would think they would have learned from the Japanese manufacturers.

Sure hope those Rocnas were not made from the hamlet recycled steel during the Cultural Revolution when 70% of the forests were chopped down to use for fuel to smelter/melt that steel in thousands of villages of China.
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Sure hope those Rocnas were not made from the hamlet recycled steel during the Cultural Revolution when 70% of the forests were chopped down to use for fuel to smelter/melt that steel in thousands of villages of China.
The revolution finally wound down in 1978 - the outsourcing of the manufacturing of Rocna anchors to China took place relatively recently. The reason, probably the same that influenced other bean counters :

'save costs = more profit' ie. greed?

So when in early 2010 more faults were revealed - who was blamed? Not Rocna. Their warranty makes interesting reading, in summary an empty promise - C L I C K
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As a note... I had a Rocna and a Manson Supreme down when Irene came through, and both held just fine... 15:1 scope though!
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15 to 1--that's some scope. We count on a lot of scope and our heavy chain to assist us as well. At 3 lb/ft the 1/2" bbb does help alot in and of itself if there's swinging room for 10-to-1 or more.
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I had to double-check and was happy to find that my 55LB Rocna has a "Made in Canada" label on it.
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I would have to dive to check mine, and it digs in soooo good! Mine may have been purchased before China got involved though... Shucks, I still prefer my claw anchors to say "Bruce" on them, and "Made in Scotland"... Only have about 12 feet from the roller to the bottom,so the scope is easy, but do have to get the anchors up and reset before any local deep draft boats try to get out of the bay past me though...
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RELIEF... "Made in Canada" is on the tag of mine also!
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My Rochna works great too. Sets first time every time. I've never had it set in more than 40 knots though.

Mine was about a year before the China debacle, so I am pretty confident.

China is fine for lots of manufacturing, but you have to watch every step of the process every day. It's just part of Chinese culture. In China, not here.

I agree, though. Any part I depend on I want to know who made it and how they back it. That confidence is what we pay a premium for.

A shackle, for example, that is unrated but has an actual breaking strength of 5 tons is less valuable than a shackle with a rating in which I have confidence that has a breaking strength of 3 tons.

Reputations are worth money. Hard to build, easy to destroy.
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I don't like "Made in China" boat products.
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