I've not anchored with Draig y mor yet!
There is 70 meters of dead weight chain and a 15kg Delta on the front of Draig. There was also and even bigger "storm" anchor in the cockpit locker along with about 20 meters more chain and 70 meters of octoplait. The "storm" anchor and chain is now replaced with a "kedge" anchor, Fortress FX11 with 5 meters of chain and 50 meters of the octoplait. Ive used the other 20 meters to make up some mooring warps.
As soon as I get hold of an angle grinder I'll be cutting the bower chain down to 20 or 30 meters, and getting some 3 strand nylon.
I've anchored boats twice the size of Draig y mor in 40kt gusts with lighter equipment than I have on board although on my RYA yacht master exam last year the examiner was very much of the old school preferring more and heavier chain.
If you didn't know already Jimmy green has some great info on this subject. LINK
I have a light weight aluminium Danforth anchor as a kedge. The one time I have used it - it held very well in soft mud in shallow water. The Americans would call it a lunch hook. I'd not leave the boat if I was using it as an anchor. In the event of any incident I much doubt that an insurance company would be impressed.
I'd suggest that 40m of chain plus a 25lb CQR is about the minimum for cruising on the English side of the Channel. If you go to Brittany you'd really need to have a nylon tail on that of at least 25 metres or it would be better to have more chain.
I also have a long warp [I think 50 metres but will check this summer] with 10 metres of 1/2" or 12 mm chain on it. This is on the boat. This is specifically for using with the CQR for anchoring in Brittany and the Channel Islands. I've also got a heavy [25 lb - it feels about the same sort of lump as the CQR] fishermans anchor but don't currently keep it aboard.
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