Anchoring a Boat, Part 2 — Reliability & Versatility of a Danforth vs. a Yachtsman Anchor

When anchoring a boat, you want an anchor that will not only be reliable in good conditions, but one that will be versatile when bottom conditions vary or scope is limited. Any anchor will work under perfect conditions. But what makes an anchor reliable when conditions take a turn for the worse? Maynard Bray talks us through the differences in versatility of two types of anchors — the danforth anchor and the yachtsman anchor (a.k.a. fisherman’s or herreshoff anchor). In the end, the anchor that is most versatile under a variety of conditions will usually be the most reliable.