Originally Posted by lockieboi
Same here, grapnel folding anchors are ideal for SIBs.
I own a folding grapnel anchor for my kayak and would never consider it for my boat. They "FOLD" and often when you don't want them too. I need my boat to be waiting for me at the surface.
My preference is for a Bruce or Danforth style anchor. I have a Danforth.
Since we often anchor in 30 meters (100ft) of water, we carry 97 meters (320ft) of rope, with 4.5 meters (15ft) of chain. Everything packs cleanly into a milk crate mounted in the bow. Since I boat with other people I also like the anchor line markers for length. Super easy to say, "put out 120ft" and they can find the marker labeled as such. The end of the anchor line is also tied into the milk crate to keep stupid from happening.
Curious if others do something similar as below? Or where do you tie your anchor off too?
The tow bridle in the front was built for anchoring so there are always two points of contact on the boat. Hence why it also has a knot in the front for the carabiner to pass thru in case one side breaks loose it won't slip away.