Fishaddict, you’re probably overthinking it. Measure the opening to your anchor locker, and buy an anchor with appropriate dimensions. If you’ve got the top hatch with the clips that hold the anchor, your limiting dimension will be the length of the stock (the round bars on each side). Probably a 5-8lb Danforth will be the ticket, unless you go with a Fortress or something for weight, but all the manufacturers have a size-weight-boat length-dimensions chart that will help you. Get 200’ of 1/2” anchor rode with 10’ of chain spliced onto it, and call it a day. The USCG isn’t going to care about whether or not it’s OEM. This setup will serve you well in 90% of anchoring situations.Looked all over web. It looks like they stopped making it??
I use a rather heavy plow anchor and chain mounted on my bow bulpit of my 23 DVCC for anchoring in turtle grass in the Florida Keys in up to 40 feet of water. On rocky bottom in 80 feet plus I use a grapple with a zip tie which breaks and pulls the grapple from the rear, and use a floating mooring ball and large stainless steel ring to lift it off the bottom.What is the size/brand Parker puts in 1801? My boat came without one. Thank you.