We have a brand spanking new anchor - a 45lb Manson Supreme. We tested it out last weekend at the beautiful Sucia Island Marine Park in eel grass and mud and it set so quickly, so well, it was frightening.
We are looking forward to trying it in other bottoms and in less settled conditions. We oversized the anchor two sizes for peace of mind and safety. A 25lb is sized for 25-35 foot boats and two sizes up is the 45lb for 40-45 foot boats.
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We love our inflatable kayak from West Marine so far. We bought the stiffer of the two versions, in a two person and included the backbone. It tracks well for an inflatable. We spent half a day paddling around "together" but with one paddle. Carol took it for a late afternoon paddle the next day.