I just got an old 22' sail boat and will have to moore it in front of my dock. There is not much room next to my short pier and it is too shallow there anyway. I ordered one of those anchor buddy bungee type anchor lines and will set an anchor more or less permanently 30 or so feet in front of my dock to anchor the bow of the boat and will keep a stern line tied to the dock so I can pull it in to get on the boat.
What would be the best anchor for a more or less permanent set up? I was thinking of a 5 gallon bucket filled with concrete, but not sure if that will hold. There are tons of anchors options out there and not sure what would be best for a more permanent anchor.
Also are there any tricks to using these anchor buddies? http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/368159/