Originally posted by Tiger
Larger than 3.5m, my first choice would use a danforth as flat, in a small crate or if you have the room a fish crate (like a bread tray).
I was under the same impression Tiger, it was only when I changed anchors and got a large (7 kgs) and small (3 kgs) folding grapnel anchors I realised how good these things are.
Danforths good but you need them to be heavy and lots of chain, same with plows, bruse etc etc.
The folding anchors they just grab even if you tie a bit of rope on them.
If I could I would have change the danforth I've got on my catatamran too for a folding anchor.