Delta vs DTX Anchor

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  1. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    Trying to understand the practical difference between these 2 anchors by Lewmar.

    I boat primarily on the south shore of Long Island and the bottom of the Great South Bay is basically mud/muck. My current anchor is a 60lb delta style plow that is galvanized. It holds great but looks like crap on the bow.

    Does anyone have any experience with either of these?

    Tks!
    Shaps
     
  2. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    They are the same anchor, different material of construction. One is galvanized, on is stainless steel. Just depends on how pretty you want your anchor.

    I use the less pretty version. Great anchor for mud, silt, sand.
     
  3. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
  4. Third Edition

    Third Edition Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    819
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Galvanized steel is stronger than stainless steel, generally. No sure that's important to the equation for your use.
     
  5. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
  6. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    Thanks for that. I don't see us anchoring overnight nor in foul weather.
    We are definitely fair whether boaters.
     
  7. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Mmmmmm....stainless...

    [​IMG]

    Just be aware that if you put all that bling out on the front you'll also have to immediately replace your windlass switch covers...if not already stainless :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    I consider myself duly warned!
    hehehe! Thanks!
    MORE WINTER PROJECTS! YES!
     
  9. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    Less fancy stainless?
     
  10. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    It is their low tier lower cost stainless choice, with a significantly shorter warranty.
    Maybe just as shiny, but cheaper construction and price.
     
  11. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    Back Cove 37
    AB Ventus 9VL
    Cummins QSC 8.3 600
    From the Lewmar description (emphasis added):
    Delta: Delta® anchor has Lloyd's Register General Approval of an Anchor Design as a High Holding Power anchor and is specified as the primary anchor used by numerous National Lifeboat organisations.

    DTX: ...fills the gap between the existing galvanised and stainless Delta® anchors, allowing boat owners and builders to specify a stainless steel anchor for a significantly reduced outlay. Ordinary Holding Power certified

    Basically it's for someone that values bling over performance. IMO, an anchor is a piece of critical safety gear that meant to be used in muck, sand, and mud. If you have to choose between shiny stainless and performance, the prudent captain would choose performance. You can always hit a scraped up galvanized anchor with some gold galvanizing spray.
     
  12. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    I'm hoping you meant COLD galvanizing spray
     
  13. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    IMG_0429.JPG We had a Delta on the Tiara. Great anchor. It is guaranteed against breakage for life. The other is guaranteed against breakage for three years. So maybe a quality difference in the materials used to manufacture it?
     
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  14. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    Back Cove 37
    AB Ventus 9VL
    Cummins QSC 8.3 600
    Well...extra bling?? For the boater where stainless just won’t do.

    yes, cold galvanizing spray.
     
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  15. Tripsdad

    Tripsdad Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    501
    Sep 27, 2019
    Long Island, NY
    2006 360 Sundancer
    T 8.1L Horizons
    Hi Dave,

    I go by the the 470DA on the end of “C” dock every time I leave the marina and admire their stainless anchor. A stainless Delta anchor would look good on your boat!
     
  16. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    Thanks Rob, I'm thinking the same thing :)
     
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  17. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    The SR option for SS is P/N 508739 and for all chain P/N 225060. The anchor is a plow style; I suspect a Lewmar Delta.
    I have these options. I will say the polished SS anchor is a breeze to keep clean.
    I wouldn't put too much into the blather about bending a SS anchor; if you bend it you deserve to have a bent anchor because you tried. The stainless in either anchor you are considering is 300 series so from a material aspect I wouldn't worry too much. The material thickness and width for the shank is what I'd me most interested in.
    Don't forget to replace the swivel with an S2 Mantus swivel...
    BTW if one is smart enough to bend a stainless anchor the stainless can be bent back without loss of strength; can't do that with carbon steel.
     
  18. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    Thanks @ttmott! I'll check the shank dimensions between the 2.
    Appreciate that.
     
  19. Express 390

    Express 390 Well-Known Member

    660
    Sep 14, 2018
    South Shore of Long Island NY
    1986 SeaRay 390 EC
    1993 SeaRay 290 DA single 7.4 /Bravo 2
    1992 SeaRay 230 DA 4.3LX Alfa drive
    Twin 454 Crusaders inboards 4 blades
    In a few years even the stainless will look like crap and when that first scratch runs across the shiny fluke its going to hurt like hell! Lol
     
  20. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    A great source for the swivel and the chain is Defender Marine. They also sell both anchors you linked above but I found my delta stainless on Amazon for cheaper, of all places.
     

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