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Delta vs. Bruce Anchors

I have a 22lb. Delta with 50ft. of 5/16 chain on an 8000lb. Islander 28. I''m considering buying a 13000lb. Erickson 34 which has a 22lb. Bruce. Should I keep my near new anchor or go with the Bruce?
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I think both of them will be a little light. The mass of your new boat (congrats!) is likely going to need a 33 lb anchor.
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I agree with maxcontax. You will need a 33# Bruce or a 35# Delta. The Bruce is great unless you have weedy or grassy bottoms. Then go to the Delta.
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Had a 22 lb Delta on a 12,000 lb 30 ft cruiser. I used 100 feet of 1/4 inch chain and 200 feet of 5/8 line. 10,000 miles it never let me down - it''s awesome. That said, since your boat is heavier and has more windage than mine, I''d go up a size. Stay with the Delta.
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I have had a Bruce 22# with 35'' of chain and 200'' of rode on my Pearson 10M that fully loaded went about 13,000 lbs. The 22 saved my bacon for many years but I upgraded to a 33# because my "buddies" told me it was too light. All depends on how you plan to launch and retrieve it - I still do it by hand.
Good luck with the new boat!
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I vote Delta! I switched to a Delta and have luved it ever since.

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