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What would the best type of anchor be for the Chesapeake bay for a 37' sloop. Just for light cruising , occational overnights.
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Re: anchors

I sailed up there for six years and from what I remember, the bottom, almost everywhere is, loose mud. So use something that sets well in lose mud. I used a Danforth on my boat and it never drug, but truthfully, I was never anchored in much of a blow up there the whole time I was there.
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cant beat the old CQR
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Re: anchors

Asking anchor opinions is like asking what's your favorite color. You will get as many answers as there are anchors. I have never anchored in the chessy but a Mantus is a good all around anchor that sets well in mud and even breaks down if needed. I also like the Manson Supreme.

Your Ericson had a Manson Supreme. Did that work well for you in the chessy?
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Tim, it did work well. I ordered a new boat and they are providing me with a new anchor of my choice. That is why I posed the question. Thanks.

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Re: anchors

A Delta came with our boat and we've had zero holding problems. We've had days when we struggled to get it out when we were ready to leave.
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cant beat the old CQR

Been a real long time since I've seen anyone write that, especially for a muddy location.
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heavy chain and the cq just keeps digging deeper
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cant beat the old CQR
Sorry, but I have to say this; "Oh yes you can!"
For 40 years I felt much as you do, but through good fortune we picked up a Rocna cheap and it has been an amazing wake up call.
Frankly, I still do not understand how the new generation anchors work better than the trusty old genuine CQR; they just don't look like they should work as well.
Not having done much anchoring in the Chesapeake, I am not suggesting this for the OP, only as a point of interest.
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Sorry, but I have to say this; "Oh yes you can!"
For 40 years I felt much as you do, but through good fortune we picked up a Rocna cheap and it has been an amazing wake up call.
Frankly, I still do not understand how the new generation anchors work better than the trusty old genuine CQR; they just don't look like they should work as well.
Not having done much anchoring in the Chesapeake, I am not suggesting this for the OP, only as a point of interest.
haven't tried any of the "new" generation anchors but have had bruce and Danforth and my cq hold far better in variety of bottoms
only thing i don't bite on is rock but for that I use my hereshoff
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