PS examines the many conflicting anchor tests (including their own) and the resulting advice. No hard-and-fast conclusions, but some cautionary advice.[Practical Sailor, 1 September 2004]
Galvanized steel plow-style anchor with roll bar. In sizes from 4 to 70 kg (9 to 155 pounds).[Rocna Anchors, Auckland, New Zealand]
A 40-year-liveaboard couple describe the modifications they have made to their anchor, anchor rode, trip lines, and other anchoring gear that solve some anchoring problems for them.[SetSail.com, Charlotte, NC, USA]
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Don Casey says forget the anchor manufacturers′ and the ABYC anchor size tables. He discusses the variables to consider and recommends a rule-of-thumb sizing formula.[Sail Jazz, Mount Pleasant, SC, USA]
Brief grab bag of facts and commentary to help choose an anchor. Contains excerpts from hard-to-find bulletin board and newsgroup postings, as well as links to useful sites and vendor pages.[Bill Dietrich, USA]
Note: For additional How-To resources regarding anchors, see the separate topic Anchoring Skills.
This ABYC standard are a guide for the selection, design, construction, and installation of fittings and equipment for anchoring, mooring, docking, lifting, towing and trailering of boats. Contains the most authoritative data on ground tackle loads.[American Boat & Yacht Council, Edgewater, MD, USA]
From a maker of large anchors for offshore drilling rigs, a readable treatise on fluke angle and area, shank strength, anchor behavior in soil, anchor test, and other matters.[Vryhof Anchors bv, Krimpen ad yssel, the Netherlands]
A tour through the popular anchor choices, describing their strengths and weaknesses. 6 pages with photos (print version only).[Blue Water Sailing, June 2004]