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Re: Another "Next Generation" anchor enters the market...
Most recommendations I have seen are only for 40 knots of wind. Some anchor manufactures do have recommendations for 20 and 60 knot winds too. With most saying if you have a higher windage rig, ie catamaran or big power boat, to upsize also.
In the meantime, if you think the recommendations are too small, Try out this factor if I can type it correctly for the minimum anchor per the local race rules, and minimum of anchor and chain, or all chain!
(LOA/17) 3rd power for max anchor. For my 30' boat, that is 5.5 lbs IIRC, ie (30/17) = 1.7x1.7x1.7 IIRC
min metal total is X squared/80 or 11.25 lbs for my 30' boat,
with adequate sized diam rope at min 150' in length!
Most anchor manufactures are in the 15-25 lb range for a 30' boat like mine. Depending upon the style etc. Danforths seem to be a bit lighter in recommendation vs a claw/spade style. Aluminum danforths are as light as 7 or 11 lbs for my boat manufacture recommended.
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