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Re: anchor type question
I'm open to type suggestions which is why I asked and did not state a specific type. As posted twice I am in a mostly mud bottom. Lake st. Clair. No heavy weather anchoring, no rocks, rarely will even anchor. Just want to make an informed decision but add the least amount of weight. I'm leaning toward a 7 lb fortress with about 10' of chain, but am curious as to what others are using for day sailing on the great lakes specifically lake st clair. usually 5-10 knots and less than 2 feet of waves. I would like to have the option to sleep out at anchor some time but usually will just go out for a few hrs and rarely even anchor. ps. Not demanding answers, just looking for suggestions, and what others are getting using. When I say get away with I just mean I dont want to buy a 33lb plow type if I can use a 7 lb fortress or a 16lb danforth(which I dont get cuz arent they pretty much the same)Plus they go with half the weight if its high tensile. what should that matter? The 50mph thunderstorm needs to be included as its part of sailing. I want to be thoroughly covered but add the least weight as I have to. Maybe "get away with" was not the best choice of words. I just want an adequate anchor without adding weight that I dont need
Last edited by abrahamx; 09-12-2013 at 02:22 PM.