Originally Posted by juro
Penguin gave me the demo as well. I'm going to get one for my Gloucester light dory once built in early July.
How is the release activated? Do you run a second line to the bend eye?
I believe that's the design intention, although for use in sand it's not necessary. A pull from straight above will easily dislodge it.
You can get the not-nearly-so-pretty galvanized version from West Marine for $7.99! (Vs. $73 for the polished stainless steel version) http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...4&ci_sku=45443
Funny... on further research, it turns out Lewmar's Bruce "claw" design, although very popular, may be the least effective of anchor types.
All I know is that I could not pull the little anchor through the sand (horizontal pull; lots of scope in the rode) and the thing is pretty. That has to count for something, right?