So, I was in my West marine the other day, and they had a sale on a really nice Shiny polished Stainless steel Delta. The Anchor looks almost identical to the traditional delta, but they've added some extra features to the shank to give it better holding power and it's actually supposed to break free more predictably than any other anchor.
But I'm concerned because Lewmar hasn't revealed the tensile strength, I've seen no holding power tests on a beach or in icy conditions, and the thing is so inexpensive I'm worried that it might break which could lead to a real scary predicament.
Has anyone actually used one of these things? Are they up to the task for a 16 or a 20? Can they really handle a 40? How much rode to I need to keep it secure for an all-nighter?
LEWMAR Delta Anchor Bottle Opener at West Marine