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hudd007 07-17-2006 11:28 PM

Help, I need a good anchor for the Sac River and Lake Folsom. That water can be moving and mine stinks. It never works but I finally got it to work the other day and had it so lodged in something that I had to throttle the boat to unlodge it and bent it. I also tried using it at Lake Folsom close to the shore and that ground is so damn hard I couldn't get it to bite. It appears to be called a "hooker" anchor. See the link.... <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.boatersworld.com/product/157160078msk.htm?bct=t13046503%3Bcidocking%3Bcianc hor" target="_blank">http://www.boatersworld.com/product/157160078msk.htm?bct=t13046503%3Bcidocking%3Bcianc hor</a> <BR> <BR>Any suggestions?

neffro 07-17-2006 11:58 PM

BOX Anchor No chain needed and holds like a champ. <BR>It also only requres a 2-1 scope unlike others 6-1 scope. cost about $120.00 but worth it.

awf_axis 07-18-2006 6:50 AM

I've always used this type of anchor, no chain, but with the springy/bungee anchor line. I actually have two bungee's so that the drift isn't so long. Never moves. <BR> <BR>I have a 25lb+ "River" anchor. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/347041.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by awf_axis on July 18, 2006)

highmarkco 07-18-2006 7:28 AM

I have heard this is the best one for rough water, along with a anchor buddy, I have tied up with 3 boats and they only had one of these in the water. <BR> <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog/Boat_Accessories/Boat_Anchors/Digger_Anchor/index.asp" target="_blank">http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog/Boat_Accessories/Boat_Anchors/Digger_Anchor/index.asp</a> <BR> <BR>Hope this helps. <BR>Dave

boarder_x 07-18-2006 7:34 AM

I use one like you originally had. Except mine is covered in a plastic stuff. I use it on Folsom and the river. Tom has a box anchor. Man that thing is sweet!!! It folds shut, so it stores small. It's kind of a pain to put together, and take apart, but like Kevin said, is SO worth it. It comes in a storage bag too, so even if you put it away with a little Sac river sand, the sand is in the bag, and not your carpet. <BR> <BR> It grabs within a couple seconds, instead of much longer for the other type. <BR> <BR> I had a mushroom anchor with my old boat on Folsom, and never got it to hold once.

buzz_grande 07-18-2006 11:02 AM

Get the Box Anchor. It is unbelieveable how well it holds, and w/o chain. I have several anchors (danforth-type, and the river anchor, as shown above). Both are very marginal even with chain and appropriate length, etc. I have had 3 boats in heavy wind with my box anchor, and it stuck like glue. Do a search here and you will see strong recommendations for the box anchor. Nice not to deal with chain all the time too.

auto 07-18-2006 4:45 PM

box anchor

wakejunky 07-18-2006 8:19 PM

The FX-7 has served me well in windy conditions. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.fortressanchors.com/" target="_blank">http://www.fortressanchors.com/</a> <BR> <BR>Chris <BR>Get the Grip you Deserve <BR><a href="http://www.wakejunky.com" target="_blank">www.wakejunky.com</a>

grant_west 07-18-2006 9:03 PM

I have the Fortress Anchor and its the bomb. <BR>Its more expencieve but it much lighter and easy to carry throw.

tomcalabria 07-19-2006 5:32 AM

Box anchor works best IMO but is heavy as sh**. The fortress anchor works almost as well for river and lake but is lighter.

hudd007 07-19-2006 4:25 PM

Robb, mine is covered in plastic too, all black, just couldn't find a pic of it, that was the closest I could find. <BR> <BR>Tom, I think I'll try out that Box Anchor. I could use the weight in the boat. It will be my "anchor" ballast. <BR> <BR>I was waiting for you two "locals" to respond. Thanks for the advice. So when are we linking up out there on the river?

grant_west 07-19-2006 7:41 PM

The sac river has lots of mud in it correct? <BR>Im asking because I havent anchored in it but im guessing its pretty close to the delta bottom. <BR> <BR>A small rivver anchor will work fine. <BR> <BR>with out getting to techinical a river anchor will work fine for holding your boat while you are in it. Like when your eating lunch. I wouldnt use a river anchor to over night my boat for that I would use the navy style anchor.

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