A QUICK ANECDOTE
I first met Peter Bruce shortly after a test of cruising anchors had been published in magazine.
This was a destructive test done at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. The Bruce 33 lb. anchor withstood something like 15,000 lb. of tension before bending into a shape that was no longer an anchor. I asked Mr. Bruce why he made such a strong anchor when it was unlikely that no one would subject a 33 lb. anchor to such extreme loads. His answer, in his strong Scottish brogue, was classic: “Chuck, I know that at some point I will be at the defendant’s table in a court of law because someone has blamed the loss of their boat on one of my anchors. I know