Anchors are certainly a sensitive topic with sailors so here goes....
I've used a Rocna
for my last three boats and loved them. We just bought a boat
that came with a 45# CQR
that has a lot of surface rust. The anchor
chain is a little rough as well. Times past I could get stuff like that re-galvanized. Seems like that is getting harder to find. Any other options to suggest. My wife suggested putting it out in somebody's yard as a nautical ornament. I hate to do that and spend the money
for a new anchor
when a CQR
just fine in Chesapeake mud.