The reason for the "here we go again" response is that, as you can imagine, in this portion of this great forum, the question has been asked and answered so many times that the "veterans" of this forum respond, not unreasonably, that way.
First, because if you peruse the forum, or use the search engine
, you will find, literally, hundreds of posts with pretty much the same question.
Second, anchors and anchoring
is like religion. Folks have specific experiences and preferences.
Third, it is NOT only the anchor
, it is the anchoring
SYSTEM, which is something many of us have understood by doing some research
and "homework" on the subject.
Here's an example, because where you anchor
(the bottom) and where you sail (the wind
strength and the size and freeboard of your boat) make VERY HUGE impacts on YOUR decision as to what's a "right" anchor for YOUR boat
Anchor System Sizing Tables (Reply #6) Ground Tackle & Anchor System Sizing TABLES & SwivelsGround Tackle & Anchor System Sizing TABLES & Swivels
The new generation of anchors is also an "issue" for those who have and continue to use more traditional anchors, with success both great and varied.
Your boat, your choice.
You might also recognize that whole BOOKS
have been written about the subject. Hmm....