What anchors are frances owners out there using and what do you think of their relative merits ??.
WABI" , when i bought her was originally set up with a 25 lb cqr and a 25 lb fisherman. The cqr was on a nearly all chain rode of around 200 feet with the fisherman set up mainly on warp.
Liking neither anchor for my cruising area i initially swopped to a 10kg delta as my primary anchor on a warp/chain combination (10m chain and 100m m warp) and with a bruce 15kg as a "storm" anchor and a 10kg bruce as a kedge.
I have been very happy with the delta, sets well and seems to be able to deal with the bottom types i have to normally anchor on--the small bruce i have already taken off the boat as i clearly had it dragging when using it as a stern anchor when anchored fore and aft.
I have had a couple of anchoring problems :
1.The swinging circle on chain/warp in my favourite anchorage (dealt with either by using a chum or more recently by setting a bahamnian moor)
2.My bruce anchor clearly dragging in quite benign conditions ie plenty of rode (6:1 on chain and warp), mud bottom where a delta was holding easily .
I am now doubtfull about the 15kg bruce as my storm anchor and am thinking about replacing with a more modern shape like the rocna or spade.