performance of classical (weight) anchors
I have been working through most of the postings about achors and anchor design, did some google and book research and still be left with the following question:
I have a 50 kg (110lbs) classical design anchor (must be d'Hone or sth similar) on my 46ft (waterline) heavy steel trawler.
of course it came with the boat ... and there is a modern 2nd anchor (Fortress) to use with chain+rode als a heck anchor or just in case.
she was build 30 years ago by a tradional fishing yard and was fitted with that anchor like her bigger sisters (fishing trawlers) were. the previous owner never had problems with it, but also not used the anchor very ofthen. for me it works fine, however sometimes you worry about this one storm that might surprise you while not shelterd in a marina ...
I couldn't find any tests or reccomendations about the use and size of this 'old fashioned anchors'. Anyone with real life experience or good ideas about the usefulnes and necessary size?
PS: sorry for typos and language faults, it's not my first language