FAQs

Absolutely!  We provide a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects, and even against bending or deformation.  Refer to the warranty page for more information.

We have a worldwide network of distributors and dealers who can provide you with a Rocna or Vulcan.  Refer to our Where to Buy page for a dealer near you.  If you can’t find a local source, contact us and we will match you up with a dealer.

Motor forward retrieving rode until your bow is above the anchor.  Typically a straight vertical pull will break the anchor loose.  In the event that the anchor is difficult to break loose, either due to severe weather or a hard clay bottom, don’t bog down the windlass (or strain your back).  Typically there will be some swell in the anchorage - every time the bow dips with the swell, take in a few inches of rode.  After several cycles, the buoyancy of the boat will have worked the anchor loose and you can easily retrieve.  In the event there is no swell, you can cleat off the rode and drive over the anchor with your motor to break it loose.  This will be the exception, however – most of the time a straight vertical pull will do the trick.

Motor forward retrieving rode until your bow is above the anchor.  Typically a straight vertical pull will break the anchor loose.  In the event that the anchor is difficult to break loose, either due to severe weather or a hard clay bottom, don’t bog down the windlass (or strain your back).  Typically there will be some swell in the anchorage - every time the bow dips with the swell, take in a few inches of rode.  After several cycles, the buoyancy of the boat will have worked the anchor loose and you can easily retrieve.  In the event there is no swell, you can cleat off the rode and drive over the anchor with your motor to break it loose.  This will be the exception, however – most of the time a straight vertical pull will do the trick.

The Vulcan was developed for boaters who wanted to enjoy the security and performance of a Rocna, but had difficulty fitting it on their bow due to interference with the roll bar.  When designing the Vulcan, the design intent was to match the performance of the Rocna, and in our internal testing and feedback from customers, we believe we have achieved our goal.  Therefore the question of Rocna or Vulcan is determined by which anchor fits better on your bow – in either case, you will enjoy the same quick sets, massive holding power, and reliable performance across the full range of bottom types.

We have several resources which can assist you in evaluating the fit on your boat.  Refer to the Bow Fitting Page, and if you have any questions please contact us.

Rocna is conservative in their ratings, basing them on 50 knots of wind and associated wave conditions.  On this basis, you can refer to the sizing chart at XXX, which recommends an appropriate size based on the length and displacement of your boat.  If you have a multi-hull, we recommend going up one size from the sizing chart recommendation.  If you have questions, please contact us.