Well I got one, a Danforth type, but thinking if a big one was good a bigger one would be better. Now what the heck do I do with that sucker? There isn't room on the foredeck to store it hardly. So I've been reading a little here and there. The Max anchor sure gets good press especially from the manufacturer. http://www.creativemarine.com/catalog/text/anchor.html Can it be that good? If so I'm wondering if the Max #9 mignt be the right one for Prairie Islander considering there are not hurricanes likely anywhere we sail and nothin's gonna hold in a tornado.