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Old 04-12-2011
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I won't give you advice since I don't know you or your cruising grounds.

I mostly sail my own boat around Chesapeake Bay (principally mud bottoms) on weekends and the odd week-long excursion. Once a year we head off for a couple of weeks to the Bahamas or New England.

I carry a primary anchor on the bow (a Rocna 25 - 55#) and a secondary (another Rocna 25) in the sail locker. I have a Breeze (a Bruce copy) that is about a 25# anchor on a dedicated stern anchor fitting. I have a couple of real small Danforth-style anchors for the dinghy. I use one of the big anchors when I have to kedge off. The secondary is on board in case I lose the primary due to a snag or other foul.
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