First off, Congratulations to everyone who finished and those who even made it to the start line but did not finish!
Hope to be with y'all on the beach next year. In gathering gear and equipment the question of anchor has arisen. I found a couple threads from long ago that touch on whether to use an anchor in a kayak or not, and whether a grapnel is sufficient. But never found the answers I was looking for.
I will have a small 20' tri, under 400lbs, and know the value of an anchor. But the best anchor type depends on the bottom substrate. Have used a danforth in the past, but could see it getting tangled in mangrove roots. So...
- What is the majority of the bottom between Fort Desoto and KW?
- What anchor is recommended and why? What have you used that held? Danforth? Bruce? Plow or CQR? Rocna or Spade? Delta? They're all a bit different and do well with certain bottoms and poorly in others.
Thank you in advance and I look forward to your reponses!