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Re: Last but not least, I need an anchor

I have used genuine CQR, genuine Bruce and now Manson Supreme. The Manson is by far the best and the only one of the three that works in weed.
As for attaching it to chain, stay away from fancy swivels or anything stainless. A good quality galvanised shackle is the safest. Must be large enough to ride up over the end hole in the anchor without contacting the shank. Be sure to lockwire the pin. Never mind that the pin will likely rust after a year or two - less than five bucks buys a complete new tested shackle and pin.
The more chain you can use the better. Mine is all chain: 50 metres of it on a 30ft boat, so it will hold in anything less than a hurricane.
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I admit I am a big Manson Supreme fan as well.

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..... there was this one place by the navigation buoy on the southwest end of Fishers Island where the blackfish were quite numerous. ........
Holy moly. That's been a lifelong secret. I used to slaughter blackfish from shore in that location, when I was a kid. Used an umbrella rig, with crabs as bait that we collected on South Beach at low tide. Black fish are one of the best tasting fish, IMO. Mild and much better than the flounder that was more popular in the day. At the time, they were between unknown and undesirable. They are ugly bastards, with molars than can crush crabs. Now restaurants serve them as Tautog.
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On LI, Tuatog are called "blackfish" but you'll find there are many different fish, living in similar rocky shores, all over the US. "Blackfish" is always the local term for whatever is tasty and lives in the rocks, but I'd never order it in a restaurant because there's no telling what you'd get. Aside from "some kind of tasty local fish".

Tautog, aka "Tautogis onitis" is a single species and that's just an honest way to put it on the menu.

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They're damned hard to spearfish, because they seem to know exactly what your range is and they stay two inches beyond that. Then, if you can fire a speargun at them, the damned things BOUNCE OFF most of the time.
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Actually, it has a webcam channel now...

Good one Smacky. Only this one had no growth on it. Too deep for that. And it was a skinnier anchor.

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