I know this has been debated before, but I'd like to start it again if people don't mind sharing their opinions.
I have always used a bruce anchor. The word on the street is they are less likely to foul on the rocky bottoms that we tend to have in the sound.
I have recently upgraded boats , and it has a “Plow” type anchor on it. I think these are sometimes called a delta style anchor. It has a really pointy tip. I have seen lots of boats tied up in Seward, similar size to mine, with the plow type anchor.
Of course, just because other people do it doesn’t mean it is smart, but I’m wondering if anyone has had any experience with both and if one is any better than the other. I have an all chain rode (boat is fairly heavy), so I’d rather not foul the darn thing and lose the whole setup, but on the other hand I’d rather not replace a perfectly good anchor if I don’t have to.
Anyone care to share a thought on this? I know we have had many lengthy discussions on the merits of different methods of anchoring, I’m mostly looking on comments about bruce vs. plow.