Originally Posted by Capt.aaron
If a 35 is good enough, why not add 15 pounds and make it more than enough.
Because it is extra weight that makes the anchor more expensive and more difficult to handle. If there is no upside to the extra weight then it is pointless and foolish to accept the downside.
But hey! If a 50 lbs. anchor is good then a 150 lbs. anchor should be even better. And if a 150 lbs. anchor is even better then why stop there? Get yourself a 30-ton surplus navy anchor off of an aircraft carrier. I'm pretty sure that would make a perfect lunch hook for your little sailboat!