What size anchor do you need for a 22 foot boat?
Generally if you have a boat 22′ or less, you have several options, since you aren’t likely to be out in 25-30 mph winds in that size boat – so our 7 lb, 10 lb, or 14 lb could be chosen for boats 22′ or less. But it is recommended that you carry the largest anchor you can feasibly fit on your boat.
How do I choose a boat anchor?
Boaters frequently ask us what the best type of anchor is for their boat and the answer is often “more than one anchor, of different types.” The type of bottom—mud, grass, sand or rock—will dictate different choices of anchors, as will the size and windage of the boat, the wind conditions and the sea state.
What type of anchor is used for small boats?
Danforth or Fluke Anchor
This style of anchor is a good choice for smaller boats because it folds flat and is easy to stow, and has great holding power for its weight. Its wide, sharp flukes sink into sand and hard-mud bottoms, but are less effective in deep mud or a grassy bottom.