Danforth or Bruce anchor for quicksilver 430 tidal estuary?
I'm sure this has been asked lots but i have a very specific area and conditions.
I've had my quicksilver 430 for about 5 yrs now and been using my mates alluminium danforth with about 4m chain. Works pretty well, but having nearly lost it a couple of times and knowing its worth about £100 i thought i ought to get my own!
The estuary runs at about 2 or 3knts and it can be hard gravel or mud, 10 foot fast flowing over a bank or up to 50 foot. Holding bottom can be difficult!
The ally danforth is very light and probably has 30cm paddles, overall 60cm. I don't think its lightness helps it bite in sometimes.
My mates 25foot avor has a big bruce anchor and obviously holds most places.
So my question is, whats best, which should i go for, and what weight?
Although a danforth folds flat, when its in a bucket it's awkward shaped, so tends to sit loose on the floor, where as a bruce would sit in it better.
My temptation is to try a 4.5kg danforth, but wonder if a bruce would suffice? Or heavier?