Originally Posted by Pgitug
Reading your posts is like watching a new release of Big Bang Theory. I just can't quite figure out which one is Sheldon, Leonard and Howard. You guys are way over my head.
But with some real world experience now I think I've figured this out. Mud is the predominant bottom on the Chesapeake so a Fortress is a good choice if adjusted for mud. I don't set the anchor hard, just idle reverse on one engine. When retrieving I get the rode vertical and just let the boat and anchor work their way loose, maybe a minute or so.
I've also found not as much scope is needed with this anchor in mud. That's nice in a crowded anchorage.