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Old     (ryan_e)      Join Date: Mar 2003       06-09-2003, 7:17 AM Reply   
What size anchor does everyone have to hold there boats? The last think I want is for my boat to be drug around the lake when I decide to relax for a little while.
Old    whitechocolate            06-09-2003, 7:30 AM Reply   
I think It depends on where your going? I go to the Delta alot and the Bottom is real Muddy and
a small anchor works well but I know if I went to somwhere where the bottom was hard and my anchor couldn't sink into the mud I would be getting dragged all around, The One I use in the phot seems to work great in all conditions the down side is it's "kinda Big"
Old    ridinhigh            06-09-2003, 8:03 AM Reply   
she's 5'2" 100 lbs...
Old     (rock_n_boardin)      Join Date: May 2003       06-09-2003, 9:49 AM Reply   
I use a box style anchor, the best I have ever had. I will post a picture ASAP.

Old     (ryan_e)      Join Date: Mar 2003       06-09-2003, 9:54 AM Reply   
Maybe the word "size" was wrong. I meant wieght. How heavy of a anchor should you buy for your boat?

Ex: 21' 3000lb. boat = ? lb anchor

Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       06-09-2003, 10:08 AM Reply   
I use a bigger version (15 lb) of this for my main anchor with a pretty red and white anchor rope that matches the boat. my secondary anchor is the same as grants but it is white.

bling bling

(Message edited by timmy on June 09, 2003)
Old    sickboy            06-09-2003, 1:07 PM Reply   
It depends on the bottom of the lake where you ride. Is it sand, mud, or rock? There are specific anchors for each type of bottom AFAIK.

Old     (ryan_e)      Join Date: Mar 2003       06-09-2003, 1:18 PM Reply   
It is sand.
Old     (socaldave)      Join Date: May 2002       06-09-2003, 1:50 PM Reply   
Like Jonathan said, box style anchor is the best we've found. Drawbacks: a little big and bulky, but does fold. Works in any conditions. We have been boating at Lake Havasu which can get pretty nasty, and this has held up to everything. Friends with 27+ foot boats swear by them as well.

You can find them at West Marine...not sure where else.
Old     (waken23v)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-09-2003, 1:55 PM Reply   
The box anchors are great dead weight- in and out of the boat.
Old    k2rider            06-09-2003, 7:35 PM Reply   
Box anchor for us as well
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       06-09-2003, 7:45 PM Reply   
box anchor, never seen one before, kind of interesting concept.

boom bastic
Old    gotpwr            06-09-2003, 8:28 PM Reply   
I have a 5-lb Danforth Hi-Tensile anchor. It's amazing how well it holds for such a small anchor. It's excellent for sand or mud. Here's the link for it at West Marine. classNum=381&subdeptNum=11206&storeNum=5
Old     (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-10-2003, 9:41 AM Reply   
Weight is not as important as design, use of chain and length of line versus depth. A little online reseach is worth the time.

Go with the manufacturers recommendations and good technique. I use a 4 pound Fortress made from an aluminum based metal and stainless chain. It's lighter but the same size as a much heavier steel anchor. It costs a few bucks more but it will never rust and the holding power in sand is excellent.
Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-10-2003, 10:16 AM Reply   
Anyone use one of these Grapnel Anchors?
Would this work on the CA delta?

They look like they would work and they fold up nicely.


Old     (malibususpect)      Join Date: Mar 2003       06-10-2003, 10:39 AM Reply   
i have one of thoese grapnel anchors and it works pretty good in soft clay but if sometimes takes a little while for it to catch. what is the bottome like in the delta? (sorry im on the east coast)
Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       06-10-2003, 11:13 AM Reply   
The delta is pretty much soft mud. The currents can be strong but steady and not huge.
Old     (wake_fun)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-10-2003, 12:15 PM Reply   
I bought a 30lb plastic coated anchor like this..


I haven't used it yet, so I can't give you a review on it.


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