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I'd say that your current anchoring gear is really undersized.
The Delta is a better choice than a CQR or a Claw/Bruce IMHO. However, you can probably get away with the 22 lb. Rocna or 25 lb. Manson Supreme, rather than the 33/35 lb. one, since your boat is not that large. The Delta 35 and the Manson Supreme 35 are pretty comparable in price, and the Rocna is a bit more.
The CQR and Claw anchors need to weigh a lot more than either the Manson Supreme or Rocna to give you the equivalent holding power. The Manson Supreme and Rocna are also better at setting and handle reversing current/wind situations far better than the older designs do. I'd also recommend that you have at least 30-45' of chain.
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