Lots of dramatic stories in customer reports but the really great thing about the Spade is its complete reliability in regular use in all sorts of conditions. Until we bought a Spade, our cruising on the West Coast of Scotland was constantly marred by dragging over kelp, rock and even sand in even moderate conditions, and sleepless nights as the wind rose or the tide turned. For the last three years we have never had to reset and have never dragged. It bites quickly and stays set. The Spade is a brilliant design and gives total confidence.