OK..Val...no subsciption...so can you give headline?
Well, at the risk of PS getting ps'd off, here's the whole thing copypasted.
I was surprised that even at the "double-sized" weight for the test boat, there was a difference...an unexpected
difference. Personally, it's not that the Rocna style did poorly in the fairly unusual test conditions, but that the Bruce-style did well. The old Bruce has taken a lot of criticism in the last few years as the fabulous new and complex designs have emerged, but maybe it's still worth having a properly sized one aboard.
I agree with the above criticisms of the test as pretty damned artificial and selective, but as I said, it's intriguing to note not what the Rocna and Manson did
(which is anchor well), but what the Ray didn't
do (fail, skip over the frozen beach, veer out, etc.)
Personally, while I haven't decided on my ground tackle choices for world cruising, I will go with the Earl Hinz/Hal Roth notions that a size up is never a bad thing, and that a selection
of anchors aboard is good seamanship.
EDIT CAM...Copyright violation.