What's the Best Anchor

mikewof

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The best anchor is the so-called "Hemingway."

It is the engine block from a 1948 Ford flathead V8, and was previously used by Earnest Hemingway's brother Leicester Hemingway to anchor his homebrew island micronation "New Atlantis" off the coast of Jamaica.

Here, Mr. Hemingway can be seen with his lovely wife and two children, pointing to the location of his anchor.
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Autonomous

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Look up Panope's anchor tests here and on Youtube. He has conducted the most exhaustive recreational size anchor tests in history. Further more they are not thinly disguised advertisement as many tests are.
 

Mrleft8

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I've heard that republicans, properly filled with lead work very nicely for temporary moorings, but not advised for cruising (Even cruising for chicks).
 

slug zitski

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What is the best anchor for all around general anchoring?
Generally you carry three anchors, all purpose, a soft bottom anchor like fortress, then a rock anchor

the all purpose anchor must seat correctly in your stemhead and be the largest size that you can fit

what brand ….who knows

the all purpose anchors that you can dissemble for storage ….like the Viking or Mantus are very desirable


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