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Old    Sean (hudd007)      Join Date: May 2006       07-17-2006, 11:28 PM Reply   
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....

http://www.boatersworld.com/product/157160078msk.htm?bct=t13046503%3Bcidocking%3Bcianc hor

Any suggestions?
Old    kevin (neffro)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-17-2006, 11:58 PM Reply   
BOX Anchor No chain needed and holds like a champ.
It also only requres a 2-1 scope unlike others 6-1 scope. cost about $120.00 but worth it.
Old    Dave (awf_axis)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-18-2006, 6:50 AM Reply   
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.

I have a 25lb+ "River" anchor.

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(Message edited by awf_axis on July 18, 2006)
Old    Dave (highmarkco)      Join Date: Mar 2006       07-18-2006, 7:28 AM Reply   
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.


http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog/Boat_Accessories/Boat_Anchors/Digger_Anchor/index.asp

Hope this helps.
Dave
Old    Robb Davis (boarder_x)      Join Date: Mar 2006       07-18-2006, 7:34 AM Reply   
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.

It grabs within a couple seconds, instead of much longer for the other type.

I had a mushroom anchor with my old boat on Folsom, and never got it to hold once.
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       07-18-2006, 11:02 AM Reply   
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.
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-18-2006, 4:45 PM Reply   
box anchor
Old    Wakejunky (wakejunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-18-2006, 8:19 PM Reply   
The FX-7 has served me well in windy conditions.

http://www.fortressanchors.com/

Chris
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Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-18-2006, 9:03 PM Reply   
I have the Fortress Anchor and its the bomb.
Its more expencieve but it much lighter and easy to carry throw.
Old    Tom March (tomcalabria)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-19-2006, 5:32 AM Reply   
Box anchor works best IMO but is heavy as sh**. The fortress anchor works almost as well for river and lake but is lighter.
Old    Sean (hudd007)      Join Date: May 2006       07-19-2006, 4:25 PM Reply   
Robb, mine is covered in plastic too, all black, just couldn't find a pic of it, that was the closest I could find.

Tom, I think I'll try out that Box Anchor. I could use the weight in the boat. It will be my "anchor" ballast.

I was waiting for you two "locals" to respond. Thanks for the advice. So when are we linking up out there on the river?
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-19-2006, 7:41 PM Reply   
The sac river has lots of mud in it correct?
Im asking because I havent anchored in it but im guessing its pretty close to the delta bottom.

A small rivver anchor will work fine.

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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