People do seem very paranoid about anchor
weight. OK it's at the bow, but going oversized by a couple of steps is only 30LB or so for the average boat. This sort of weight difference makes very little difference to a crusing monohull.
If someone posts a thread about carrying a couple of extra jerry cans of spare fuel
for example there's no mention of weight problems, but mention a larger primary anchor
, or a couple of spare anchors
and often someone will comment on the detrimental effects of the weight.
Weight in the ground tackle
is always worthwhile for any crusing boat.