Re: Anchoring with changing tides and wind
If you sail your way to Seattle I will sell you a 22lb/10kg Bruce-style Lewmar for $20. I don't have any use for it and would love to get it out of my dock box. It worked well with our Catalina 25 and should be oversized for your Ranger 23.
I only used two anchors once. It's not a very common technique around the San Juans, and that is important because you want to swing the same way as other boats in the anchorage.
boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior