Ok,choose two from three.

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Just changing boats to a Snapdragon 670, possibly not the most sparkling of performers but a big step up from a Macwester Rowan.

I have the choice of two from three anchors;

5kg Bruce
CQR type with 18.5 cast into the shank
7 ish Kg Fortress type thing!

Never got round to properly anchoring last (first!) season, so no idea
as to which ones to choose.

There is approx 20 metres of 8mm chain in the chain locker + 30 metres of
line. What chain/ line should I attach to the stern (is kedge the right term?)
anchor?

Over to the learned members :)
 

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Just changing boats to a Snapdragon 670, possibly not the most sparkling of performers but a big step up from a Macwester Rowan.

I have the choice of two from three anchors;

5kg Bruce
CQR type with 18.5 cast into the shank
7 ish Kg Fortress type thing!

Never got round to properly anchoring last (first!) season, so no idea
as to which ones to choose.

There is approx 20 metres of 8mm chain in the chain locker + 30 metres of
line. What chain/ line should I attach to the stern (is kedge the right term?)
anchor?

Over to the learned members :)

Bruce
 

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Stick the CQR on the bow, and the danforth as a kedge hanging off the pu****.

Other opinions are available!

EDIT: the danforth should go on the pushpit
 
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My choice would be CQR on the front, and the fortress as a kedge.

On my boat, I have all three, but I am daft of course.

20m of chain with 30m of warp should be more than enough. Go for a minimum scope of 4:1 with the warp.

Hope you enjoy the Snappie!
 

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A genuine CQR might be a reasonable selection. Your words suggest that it's a cast copy, which isn't. Similarly, if it's a genuine Bruce it might well be very good. If it's a cast copy it isn't. Otherwise, put them on Ebay and buy a Delta. Keep the flat anchor (I assume it isn't an aluminium Fortress by its weight) as a kedge.
 

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Thanks guys - I think the Bruce is a genuine one but the cqr is definitely a copy. Had a look around the boatyard and it would appear Bruce anchors are very popular in this neck of the woods, I guess I'll go with the masses!
 
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