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post #176 of 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.

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.
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