Originally Posted by codprawn
I like Bruce anchors but I intend to get a Delta because it will stow best in my anchor well - basically it's like a welded solid CQR.
I do a lot of anchoring. I'm very pleased with my Delta - a good all round anchor. Set it gently and I'm amazed how well it holds.
In the past, did a lot of anchoring in my heavy 38 ft ketch - like almost every day all season. Used a Danforth. In popular muddy anchorages we would watch CQR equipped boats dragging past us regularly. A CQR is a plough. Ask yourself, what do ploughs do? Designed as a seaplane anchor it was made popular in Scotland because its designer/manufacturer, Mr. Lawrence, or Mr. Simpson, I forget which, was a member of one or more of the top Clyde Yacht Clubs. The danforth, on the other hand, was an American design, I believe. No contest. Bit like Betamax and VHS.
Of course, I might be talking c**p. Oh! Yes. My spare was a 50lb. CQR.