I need to purchase a new anchor for my RL28.
I used to use a Manson 25Lb anchor which held like a rock, but it was a bit too heavy when retrieving. Also, during the period my boat sat at anchor, the Manson has dug itself so far into the sand that we can't retrieve it so I have decided to put a mooring buoy on it and use it a my permanant mooring.
I want to buy another Manson anchor but what would you guys recomend as a suitable weight? 10lb? 15lb?
I would love to hear any suggestions. Perhaps someone can suggest something other than a Manson anchor?
According to the size recommendation on the Manson web site, 25 lb is the right size. If you want to go lighter, try a Manson Supreme, similar to a Sarca but a bit easier on the hip pocket. Another option would be one of the Bruce copies (we call the chinese version a bluce). The 5kg version has been tested with 5 RL24's during the Bay to Bay stopover, so the 7.5kg version should be fine for a 28.
The 7.5 kg self aligning anchor is part # 164206 on the www.bla.com.au web site. You should be able to pick one up at a local boat dealer. You may have to wait for new stock to come in.
If they really dig in its just a matter of pulling from directly above and the stock acts as a lever. As with all anchors, plenty of chain helps hold the stock down.