Rocna anchor use questions
I'm thinking of adding a Rocna as a second or back-up anchor. (I have no complaints about my Delta, holds like a champ.) If I cash in my retirement account, I can almost afford it.
I'm concerned about hauling it given that people say it brings up its own weight in mud/whatever. Without a windlass, that could be a problem given I usually start with an anchor at least one size larger than recommended for my 31' boat.
Is its holding power so superior that I should be comfortable with using just the size recommended for a 31 footer?
Does it always bring up its weight in mud/whatever? And if so, has anyone found a way to work most of it off before hauling it to the deck?
Thanks to all who are willing to offer info or suggestions!