- Folds flat
- Very easy to assemble, better than any other break-down anchor (less than 10 seconds)
- Works on any bottom type
- Good reset behavior
- Good holding capacity (450 pounds for 12-pound 6R Utility in mud), comparable to many new generation anchors. The cross stock adds a LOT of holding power when it meets the bottom. I've tested this anchor to 750 pounds in fine sand and it didn't budge.
- The lazy fluke is sticking up. A problem if the tide does a 360, which it can.
- Unlike new generation anchors, it does not rotate to face a shifting breeze. Instead, it pops out like a pivoting fluke anchor. Fortunately, it is much better at re-setting. Thus, the fault is nearly forgivable. Considering fault one, it's not the anchor to use when tidal reversals are expected.
Northill 6R, 12 pounds.
They suggest a larger anchor, at least a 12R for a storm anchor for the F-24, but I carry a second anchor and I'm pretty good at reducing the load. And really, I'm just day sailing, anyway. If I start cruising, I'll find a nice cove for nights.