Join Date: Mar 2010
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The 15lb anchor is nice as a lunch hook. Easy to set and retrieve. Other than that, as has been said, have a minimum of two heavyweight anchors (each for different bottom conditions - I have a Bruce and CQR) and for redundancy.
Even if mainly daysailing, you may need a heavyweight - imagine wind gets up, engine fails, being driven towards beach/rocks.....