Wow, thanks for all the sharing! It's great to know other boater's views. It's true that I'm limiting myself with the same style of main anchors (the two deltas) and the bent danforth & one fortress
(which works in only certain bottoms) This really helped me to do some good homework on picking another anchor
for the collection.
& gunkhole in lots of soft/grassy areas, Bahamas
, Gulf, Florida
along with the rocky pebbly stuff of the Great lakes
. White Sound Harbour in Bahamas
was so soft-like pudding in some areas-, both plow anchors did what they do best: plowed and of course slowly drug.
When Angel wrapped her chain around the shank, there was a series of light wind
shifts and within a few hours, the boat had gone 'round and round along with drifting forward and making curly-cue designs on the bottom with her chain. It was my boo-boo for not checking that. Then she wrapped the shank as the wind
puffed up, thus the inadvertant "walk" down the bay. I think she just wanted attention and was pissed that I was partying on another sailboat (a joke). That's just a lesson to us boaters to keep on the ball, even in light & variable winds.
For a small boat like me, the chain/rode combo seems easier- at least for this situation. I have no windlass
and haul by hand over a bow roller. The nylon is nicer on the gloved hands and is stretchy along with the space/weight considerations. Everything is a compromise I guess.