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    Posted: 10 September 2019 at 00:34
I am looking for any forum members experience of increasing the size of the standard anchor on a 345. I have noticed that a couple of owners have done this but wondered if there were any potential problems. For example can the windlass cope and is the bow roller sufficiently strong? Any thoughts?
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Colin - as you've not had any replies specifically for a 345 I thought I'd chuck my penny's worth in.

I swapped the 15kg plough on my H400 for a 20kg Rocna and changed the cable from 28m of 8mm chain/70m rope to 65m chain with a 14m adjustable rope snubber. After anchoring successfully several times in some interesting conditions this season I found that the standard windlass and bow roller coped well. The only modification was to use a removable bow fender as the Rocna sits closer to the hull and is very sharp.

If you're going to upgrade I'd suggest seriously considering the Rocna or other latest-gen anchor. They set and stay set much more securely and hold in places and conditions that would challenge a Delta, no matter what the weight. As advised by Rocna, use dyneema lashing and not a pin to secure the anchor to the roller as otherwise you'll find it might break the pin if the anchor gets goffered by a heavy wave, as happened to a friend with expensive consequences.

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