Originally Posted by swampcreek
It seems that it will either be the Spade or the Rocna.
If you have to buy a new anchor
for the Chessy, I say go with either the Manson or the Rocna. I think the Manson is available for less and isn't subject to the questionable metalurgy of the Rocna.
I have used a Delta
on the Chessy from Annapolis as far south as York River with few problems. There have been a couple of places where I could not get a set for various reasons (thick mat of leaves/grass or soupy mud). I have yet to drag, but my friend with a larger Hunter which much more windage than my boat drug his Delta
so to avoid his experience if the forecast calls for stronger winds or a big wind shift I will use a 10lb mushroom as a kedge.
If I were to buy anything else it would be a Manson in hopes of getting a hook up where my Delta