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I switched anchors this season from a danforth to a lewmar plow anchor. I was having problems in the past with the danforth giving out at times. Guy at the shop said the plow style would be a better choice. I have a 27ft. W/A boat. Pretty heavy but the guy at the shop said the 14lb anchor was more than enough with 15ft of chain. Well today, the first time out there with it, I could not get that thing to set. Tried a few different spots with the same result. I was attempting it the same way I always had. Pulled ahead of the spot I wanted to anchor on, put it in neutral, dropped down the anchor, let the tide/wind move me back over the original spot letting out scope and waiting for it to set. It just never would grab. Is there a better technique for this type of anchor? Should I keep the boat in gear, just enough to neutralize the effect of the tide/wind, and drop the anchor down with enough scope and then take it out of gear and let it set? Thanks for any tips.