SARCA Excel Anchor
EXPLAINING THE EXCELS LEADING CONCEPT
When the Excel was launched it was a breath of fresh air for those that wanted a new generation anchor without a roll bar, the Excel has great aesthetics and will enhance the bow of any boat, unlike roll bar designs the Excel will fit just about any anchor housing arrangement—pull pit and bow roller designs, the Excel caters for boats from the smallest run a bout to large ocean going work boats, yachts and trawlers.
When comparing the Sarca Excel to other anchor designs it is traditional in looks only, when it comes to performance there is no comparison.
The Sarca Excel is a certified Super High Holding Power anchor, it has a cast filled ballast to ensure self righting, it is a new design of 70 percent convex, 30 percent concave, part of this concave being the cutting edges.
Excel is not a plough anchor there are no plough sheers, in their place is what are called single plain concave flukes, this being the greater part of its concave arrangement, rather than plough the substrate this new fluke arrangement is designed to compress, then directs the material-substrate over the rear of the Excel forcing itself deeper as more load is applied. See video
As a world first, the steel Excel version has a stainless steel cutting toe in combination with a steel fluke, this toe is not unlike the original Super Sarca toe in its shape, turned down giving instant penetration, it can be sharpened for weed or hard substrate types, being of stainless the cutting edges do not rust, all of the above makes the Excel possibly the deepest diving anchor on the market allowing incredible performance in heavy weed and many sea bed types, check the independent holding power results of Robertson's anchor testing Authorities.
The Excel with its combination of convex –concave design has apertures along the sides of its flukes, whilst the anchor is being set these apertures allow water to be dragged through, this further aides the movement of compressed sea bed and assists the deep setting in hard mud or clay, these apertures work in reverse on retrieval and helps to bring up a relatively clean Excel on retrieval.
With its shank being of bisaloy 80 or equivalent the build strength from the number four anchor and up of the Excel is exceptional, the bulbous on the underside of the toe aids in the Excel turning through wind and tide changes.
The Excel anchors are available in the following; Steel hot dipped Galvanize, also in 316 stainless with a 2205 stainless shank.
Third concept of the Sarca Excel is an alloy version, this model has a removable shank that slides up from underneath, then attached with bolts that are not load bearing, great light weight design, easily stored, doubles as a primary, a great stern anchor with equivalent holding power of its heavier cousins in sand and mud, tip is weighted, shank strength is off high grade alloy 7075 – very near matching the strength of Bisaloy.
LEAVE THE MUD BEHIND WITH PROVEN CONVEX DESIGN
Features of the SARCA Anchors
- Tangle resistant.
- Low centre of gravity self rights and keeps the toe hunting continuously to take advantage of the ocean floor.
- Full range of anchors have been tested for super high holding power certification.
- Unrivaled Holding Power.
SARCA Excel Anchor Measurements
These measurements are a guide only as there are many variables to consider when selecting your anchor size. For boats operating under survey you should check with your local marine authority for compliance of anchor weight.
NOTE: SARCA Excel Anchors No 19 and No 21 are currently in development.