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Rod Lawson

I've used a 45lb CQR and a 35lb Bruce. After using both and doing some research I gave the Bruce away. The Bruce anchor's design origins are from oil rig anchors and to be really effective they need to be big. My personal view is the 35lb is too light and I would choose a much larger one. As for the 45CQR it has held me in some serious blows without dragging. Something to keep in mind though is that anchor effectiveness is not about the anchor alone but about the boat's anchor system which includes everything from the shackles, chain and rope. I've seen an anchor setup with tiny undersized shackles with no mousing. The anchor system is only as reliable as the weakest link.

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