Originally Posted by Capt.aaron
See that's what I mean, I think 45 pounds is to small for a 40 footer, I think you should have 60 pound danforth on your bow with 100 of 1/2 inch chain, you'll sleep better, and so will the dudes down wind of you.
A 45 pound Danforth might be too small, but a Manson is a different anchor. My 42 Catalina went through a tropical storm last year that was right on the edge of a cat one hurricane, at anchor, on a 45 pound Manson Supreme, with 160 feet of 5/16 chain in 20 feet of water, without coming unstuck. Mostly mud bottom.