After anchoring and swimming off of the boat for awhile this weekend, as we pulled the anchor up (windlass doesn't always grab the rope) we got to the end and noticed that the anchor was missing... Not sure what happened. The anchor held for the two hours we swam, but was missing when we pulled it up.
While we have used the anchor a number of times I guess I have not paid much (or enough) attention to it. So, for the replacement, what type/brand name/size, etc. should I get to replace the factory anchor on a 2004 282 BR? Also, all that was left was a chain link - perfectly in tact. So, how does the anchor even attach to the chain?
The rope appears to be in pretty bad shape which is why I always thought the windlass (don't know which name) had trouble "grabbing" it to pull the anchor up so I think I will also look into replacing this as well.