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Barnacle Anchor

Have just read in Practical Sailor about an aluminum Barnacle anchor that lost it's fluke during a squall. I have never heard of these anchors. Does anyone have experience,good or bad, with them?
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That's it on the left.

They tested very inconsistently in independent trials, never seemed interesting. Dropping flukes during squalls is not going to add to their reputation I suppose.
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I have one (non aluminum.) The MacX has a very shallow anchor locker so only something like a Danforth will fit.
The Barnacle works good, always holds.
Grass was always a problem with the Danforth. I tossed the Barnacle to hold the boat while I dropped the mast. It cut through the grass and buried itself via the wind.

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