I've used a 2.2 pound Lewmar
for my dink. Someone tried to steal the outboard
and used the claw
as a lever trying to break the lock. It bent the shank. But it still worked fine for holding the dink next to a sandbar. Good anchor and great price
for its size.
Since then I've been using a Mantus
dinghy anchor. It holds and sets very well.
But then again I currently have very undemanding use for a dinghy anchor.
I did give a Mantus
dinghy kit(anchor, rode, bag, a little chain) to a friend who is currently in the south pacific
. He has glowing reports on how it works there.
I have a few Mantus anchors in the garage (the solid ones that do not break apart) still in their boxes. I think that being able to break the anchor down is most important for shipping
(keeping costs down) but less so for storage
. The anchor does take a little space but not too much for me.
Having any anchor in your dink that needs to be assembled before use is not a great idea to me. Imagine getting caught in a current
and being swept out to sea. Losing minutes to assemble puts you further out and perhaps in water
deeper than your rode can handle. Plus in the stress how well are you at assembly? Just discounting having it in the dink un-assembled.
N.B. I sell Mantus.