I have been reading the forum, and found most comments about anchors were from a few years back, so here goes:
My plans include to do an overnighter or two this spring, and I may need to anchor. Besides, a boat should have an anchor just in case.
My WR 17 came with a painted Greenfield slip ring anchor. I don't trust it for major anchoring in the Neuse, Kerr Lake, anywhere else. I figure it is a lunch hook, throw on shore hook, secondary anchor.
My other boat has a Bruce type for primary, chain, rode, etc. I have a good Danforth type with chain and rode for secondary. The Bruce is in an anchor roller on the bow. I may have hangers for the other one, but for now it is just in a heavy duffelback stored below.
So, yesterday I bought a galvanized danforth type that does have a slip ring. Maybe I should take it back for the more standard one.
Anyway, I don't want a put-together anchor, I want a stored anchor ready to deploy, and would build a tray on deck for it, or add an anchor roller to bow, or whatever. I saw the anchormate, wondered if that would be cool.
So, what are yawl using that you like? Did anyone switch to Bruce claw like planned? What containers are you using? I saw a way to put an anchor on the bleacher seat, not sure I can put that spool on mine due to space.
Anyway, I hope you folks will contribute comments, etc, on what you are doing now, and how you like it. I can see my use being varied, where I need to be able to know my anchor will hold.
PS, I have battery powered led lights to use as anchor lights, for now.