I have currently a16kg spade style anchor
on my cat (see attachment).
This is the prime anchor
, it is used with 12m chain and a loooong rode
, and sometimes a riding weight.
Boatsize of the cat is 10.70m x 6.10m x 4.5metric Tons (35ft x 20ft, 9920lbs).
No anchor windlass
The spade works really nice in the soft mud and sand of the Dutch Waddenzee.
We have also a large Fortress
Still I want to add a second steel
anchor for long distance cruising.
I'm looking for a versatile second anchor which should possibly cover holding ground in which the spade excels less good.
I had a Kobra on a previous boat and was very happy with it, but I believe it would cover about the same bottom as the spade.
The new anchor should have around the same weight as the spade (16kg/35lbs).
Please do not enter the chain vs rode
I am also reading the other anchor threads as well!
Thanks for your thoughts.