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Old 09-14-2012
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Re: Let's talk about anchors some more

I have a question about anchors in general. Is it possible to have an anchor that's TOO big?

What I'm thinking of is this: The old Bruce anchor site, when they still made recreational anchors, recommended a 20 kilo (44Lb) Bruce as a storm anchor for my boat.

If I decided to use say a 50 kilo (110 LB) Bruce for a semi-permanent mooring, would it even set properly? Would my boat create enough drag to even bury it properly or do anchors need to be in a range of weights to work properly with a given boat's displacement, windage, engine power for reverse pull when setting and so forth?

I'm just using Bruce for illustration - the question applies to anchors in general.
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