Originally Posted by Celestialsailor
I looked at their video and it is typical of the kinds of demonstrations I see with all these new anchor manufacturers...pulling the anchor down a beach in wet sand level pull to the anchor. Not a real type of condition. Maybe if my boat was on a sea floor and I was kedging off onto the beach would this be a fair demonstration.
I agree 100%. How hard would it be to station cameras on the bottom and record
real world conditions? When I first used my Bruce is sat on the bottom as my wife set the anchor and then did a 180 shift to try and dislodge the Bruce. It just pivoted IN the bottom and dug deeper. I WAS SOLD!! For me, besides the ability to set fast and hold under a good amount of strain, an anchor's ability to cope with a 180 degree wind
shift is of utmost importance. Prior to buying
my two Bruces I used Danforths and THREE times storms with 180 wind
shifts put me on a beach... I'll never sleep anchored to a Danforth again. So far the Bruce has preformed flawlessly. BUT and this is the big but, eventually I expect to find a bottom that my Bruces don't like and am looking for something that will set and hold in those cases.
Thanks for keeping this thread about XYZ anchors.