This thread has gotten a lot of varied and very good input, though there is, as always, some polarization concerning 'likes' and 'dislikes' of anchor design.
If I get caught here in a hurricane, I will have to do the best I can with what I have. My boat is massively strong and has plenty of huge cleats and mooring bits. Actually, anyone interested in seeing it, and the building process, it is on a website I'm putting together.
I have lived all my life on the water, mostly on the New England coast, where I respectfully refer to the North Atlantic as 'The Lion In Winter'. I have been here in Florida for ten years and came a 'click' away from having Hurricane Charlie stampede over me, and believe me, I saw the destruction and know the risks.
I am a recently disabled Viet Nam vet and have no insurance on my boat other than my own intellect and tenacity. I have nowhere else to go if a storm hits. I'll find an inlet and tie off like a spiderweb, or go to good holding and set all 5 anchors on fresh, heavy rode with proper chafing gear, strip off everything above deck, go below and listen to the radio.
My decisions in this situation are dictated by things that are tempoarily beyond my control, and once I get out of this position, it will never happen again. I am finishing the boat and will no longer be restrained by incomplete systems on board or a ton of extra gear in storage or piled on deck. I can't tell you how sick I am of stepping over piles of materials waiting to be used, and half a dozen tool boxes, and two cases of power tools. Good grief. It may take a year or two for me to walk around the boat without lifting my feet knee high to step over something. Enough rant about that. I'm grateful to have gotten so far and have my health rapidly returning.
Thanks for all the input.