Originally Posted by kevinrhead
I would appreciate advise on which anchor to buy for a 4m rib used for inshore cruising. How much chain and rope and what size, baring in mind limited storage availability.
If it won't be used on the open ocean a box anchor is one of best all around anchors, although expensive. No chain needed and less rope onboard. Stores flat, and there is a galvanized cost effective solution (At least here in the USA). This is quickly becoming the preferred anchor for most inboards used on rivers and lakes. Especially since they can be set on a short leash, so to speak.
Says the guy with a Danforth anchor, 15ft of chain, and 320 ft of 3/8" line for his SIB.