There has not been any discussion about having to wrestle a Sandpiper back onto course after a tack. In my experience, the fat-bellied little boat would rather continue bearing away and, if not stopped, would p
A local bushman once explained that a moose with a full rack could run through a cedar swamp without catching a twig, just by rolling his head side to side. I imagine you weaving a Danforth into the bow locker in much the same way.
Sailing and boating magazines are always testing anti-fouling paint and anchors. Here is an article from Yachting Monthly - December 2006 that reports on the testing of a variety of anchors. The majority of the anchors were in the 34 lb - 38 lb ran