Anchor Types


I would appreciate your opinion. i have followed your vessels, and while I cannot afford them, they provide an educational experience. My own boat is a 35 foot water line length double ended cutter, an atkin vixen design, about 25,000 pounds displacement.

We are reviewing our anchoring systems. Right now it looks like we will have a 45 pound delta anchor , all chain on one side, and a lighter anchor, mostly line, on the other. We were thinking of having both delta anchors, although we have all been told to have two types. I mostly cruise the US northeast up to Nova Scotia.

Are two types, given modern anchor design, really better? that’s the basic question.

Appreciate your input.



Hi David:

We would put all the anchor weight  into a single bigger hook. And  get a Rocna/Spade type. Better in weed and rock than the Delta.

Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 12, 2010)

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