FWIW, I have never heard anyone complain about a Bruce anchor, for any reason.
When I checked their website (when they still sold small anchors) I was stunned by the small sizing recommendations. For my 22k Lbs boat they listed 10Kg for a working anchor and 20Kg for a storm anchor. These seemed to be about 1/2 of what the "conventional wisdom" would specify.
I can't see any reason why a manufacturer would even get close to under-specifying an anchor weight- if anything, they'd go high - more profit and less risk to their rep.
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I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.