LEWMAR ANCHORS, BOWLINES AND CHAINS
Anchor and nose, the most forward part of your boat.
Chains and shocks complete the selection.
If not all anchors are the same, how do you choose the most suitable one?
The first decision to make concerns the type of anchor, i.e. its shape. This choice should not be random or dictated by fashion, the anchor should be chosen according to the use you intend to make of it.
For example, on board a small boat, with limited space, it will be preferable to use a small anchor. If the anchor will always be used on the same type of seabed, a specific type can be chosen, otherwise a versatile model will be preferable, which adapts to all situations.
Umbrella anchor: It is very popular among small boats for its low price and ease of stowage. Once closed it takes up very little space! It is an anchor that can be used on all types of seabed even if it does not have an exceptional hold. Especially on sand and mud it tends to plow a little bit before taking hold.
Hall anchor: Always cheap and space-saving. It has a good grip on sand, mud and gravel but struggles to grip on algae and rocks.
Bruce Anchor: An excellent anchor, which adapts well to all bottoms but is bulky and expensive. For this reason it is rarely used on small boats.
Danforth anchor: Offers excellent grip on sand and mud but is not suitable for seabed covered with algae or rocks.
CQR anchor: This is a very versatile anchor, it has good grip on all bottoms but is rather heavy.