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Re: Looking for soft mud to test an anchor...
Unless its really blowing hard, I don't find soft mud to be the most difficult to set in. The weight of the 75lb anchor and 1/2" chain seem to set and hold just find, until you pull hard against them. Admittedly, in 10 kts of breeze, I think I could just pile it on the bottom without setting and stay put.
It's grassy beds that I find the toughest to set in, followed by hard bottoms.
Its when the wind shifts and we clock 180 degress around from where we set the anchor that I'm most interested in seeing if it will reset itself, regardless of bottom type. This is where I think the next gen anchors excel.
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