Originally Posted by Blankton
Thanks. My understanding was that they weren't briliant in any one situation, but were more of an all rounder. Whereas an anchor designed for sand or soft mud, won't be much good on rocks.
All rounder gives them credit for being reasonably good at everything... Whereas there is certainly a school of thought that you might as well shove out a 6kg (or 2kg if that's your preferred weight) kettle bell!
A grappy that hooks well on rocks and stays hooked and never needs to reset, will hold you. But you can get any anchor to do the same. Folding anchors risk folding when unhooked and so not rehooking.
Grappy's are even less functional in mud.
Something "plough shaped" (claw, cqr) it probably the best compromise shape but harder to stow.
I'd be interested in UK experience of cooper anchors - lightweight nylon anchors for boats like yours.
I think most people compromise the plough shape for fortress Danforth shapes to be able to stow them. They work ok on soft stuff and probably no worse on rocks than a grappy but have the same resetting themselves issues. If they fold flat they don't! They look easier to stow than they actually are!
As for galvanised to stainless to galvanised... Does that create a nice 🔋