Patman, if the Danforth style suits you otherwise, you might look at a Fortress
, perhaps two sizes larger (maybe the same weight) as your current
anchor. The adjustable angle and additional mud palms may help.
Otherwise, you might Google
SuperMax anchors. Cap'n Wil Andrews did some mud testing with those, I gather that was someplace in NC although not sure it was the Pamlico Sound, with good results.
I can tell you we use a SuperMax here in the Chesapeake mud... which sometimes varies between packed mud and slime... with good results. We also had good results with the Fortress
, but it doesn't ride as nicely on our pulpit... and since it dismantles and stores nicely, we prefer to use that one as one of our back-ups.
Can't comment further on the Pamlico itself; we've gone through there, but didn't happen to anchor... since we were intent on getting to the hotel/restaurant at Belhaven for some good grub