To all Amel Super Maramu owners:
I'd like to know what others are using as their primary anchor. I have dragged in the middle of the night with a mere 35 knot gust. Fortunately, I realized this immediately and was able to avoid danger.
I have a Rocna 40kg on 3/8 all chain rhode. I use a 5m 1 inch 3-strand nylon snubber line. When I dragged, the anchor was set in sand / mud bottom and had a 7:1 scope (taking into account high tide and free-board). When I set the anchor, I routinely place the engine in reverse at 2000rpm or greater.
Frankly, I'm surprised that the anchor dislodged. I didn't dive on the anchor this time... perhaps that was one important error. I was under the assumption that a 40kg Rocna is a good choice as an all-around cruising anchor for this displacement, though I understand that one must decide what is best for a given sea bottom.
Thank you in advance.
Manjack Cay, Abacos