Here we'll put results of tests and other similar things done to anchors. All the stuff posted will be as supplied/found and will be unedited unless noted.
Please note: none of the following test results have been 'normalised' as one manufacturer does. 'Normalised' is another word for 'fiddled with'.
Lets start with some results out of Australia.
Some testing done by Robertsons in Aussie. Robertsons don't make nor sell anchors, they do a lot of test work though.
Download a PDF of that Robertsons here.
Here's a big one done by Yachting Monthly back in Nov 09
Bit large to post here (OK we don't know how to put the bloody thing here) but you can download a copy by clicking here.
We'll see if we can find a teenager to show us how to load it on this page... stand by.
A video a good keen bloke has compliled from 40 other anchor testing videos.
Some testing dine in the US a year or so back. This one is a soft bottom test and very comprehensive by some good lads. It was also watched by many magazine writters so no one will have been able to fiddle with anything.
Here is a PDF of the above
The indervidual results in order of performance
A PDF of all of those can be found here.