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Old     (regalado1)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-05-2007, 1:33 PM Reply   
Don't find myself in rivers, or ocean, just in the usual lakes. Maybe the delta ocassionally. I need a new anchor. I've been using this one for the most part without any issues. Just wondering what everybody else uses for similar situation. Thanks.
Old     (taylormade)      Join Date: Jun 2001       07-05-2007, 1:57 PM Reply   
I have the same and it's worked fine through three boats. :-)
Old     (mkperceptions)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-05-2007, 2:04 PM Reply   
i use the danforth i think they call it. looks like a big pickle fork. seems to work pretty good with less than 3x the depth
Old     (dhcomp)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-05-2007, 2:06 PM Reply   
those suck. Get a real anchor.

Just the standard super hooker style from overtons, or the new box style anchor ($$$)
Old     (regalado1)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-05-2007, 2:13 PM Reply   

you're talking something like this?
Old     (jv210)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-05-2007, 2:16 PM Reply   
Ant I have used those for all my boats and they work great. I hate the regular anchors, they never grab and are too light. On my malibu I use 2 of those tied together for peace of mind.

A lot of people love the box anchor, but they are pricey.
Old     (regalado1)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-05-2007, 2:21 PM Reply   
Which one is "those"? Which is the "regular"? Which "2 of those" did you tie together?
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       07-05-2007, 2:22 PM Reply   
I use one similar to this for my main (bow) anchor:


And I have one similar to the pic that ant posted for my second (stern) anchor.
Old    bocephus            07-05-2007, 2:28 PM Reply   
The box anchor is the only way to go!


The thing holds rock solid in any bottom conditions from mud, rock, sand and even on a rock shelf on Lake Powell when nothing else in our camp would hold!
Old     (24_ssv)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-05-2007, 2:34 PM Reply   
I second the Box Anchor. That thing holds my 24 foot boot in all conditions and bottom types. I got mine (the "small" one) from West Marine for about $120. No need to use a chain and it comes in a nice case. It also folds flat.
Old     (regalado1)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-05-2007, 2:36 PM Reply   
That does look pretty sweet.
Old     (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-05-2007, 2:47 PM Reply   
Fill her pockets with rocks and she works Great!!
Old     (mkperceptions)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-05-2007, 2:49 PM Reply   
nice i like that box anchor. i use the one that anT has in his picture and it seems to work ok
Old     (regalado1)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-05-2007, 2:57 PM Reply   
Ha ha. Except for one thing Billy. Something like that would never be allowed on my boat. Not for ballast, not even for an anchor. oh my. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Thanks alot.
Old     (jv210)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-05-2007, 3:27 PM Reply   
ANt I use 2 mushroom anchors tied together. The second one you posted in my experience dont work to good. I get to where I want to go, throw out the mushrooms and im done. I use them in the delta with the wind and current.
Old     (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       07-05-2007, 3:35 PM Reply   
this will keep you in one spot

Old     (sangerlover)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-05-2007, 3:38 PM Reply   
This is my 1st season with the box anchor and it works perfectly. Best anchor I have ever used.

(Message edited by sangerlover on July 05, 2007)
Old     (neffro)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-05-2007, 5:13 PM Reply   
I agree the box anchor is by far the best. No chain needed and will set the first toss every time on any type of bottom. The only downfall is if ya loose it ($120.00 anchor)
Old     (ryan27r)      Join Date: Oct 2006       07-05-2007, 7:29 PM Reply   
Box anchor works really well no complaints.
Old     (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-05-2007, 7:48 PM Reply   
I have a rig with a danforth(with a solid line), a box anchor(with snap back), and a solid mushroom style anchor(with snap back).

The danforth I use in crowded areas where I do not want my boat to move at all. the other two are based on what kinda surface is on the bottom. Rock or harder bottoms get the mushroom, the box for softer. The mushroom is also to throw down at the sandbar, or any other place you are setting down for a short time.

All the anchors work well, but each may have strengths. If I had to pick one, box, solid line(no snap back), with alot of chain.

Regardless of what you use anchor wise, IMO I'd spend the cash for a nice chain led. Use as much as you can. Also make sure you anchor out well of the front of the boat and deep enough. The biggest mistake I see people do is not anchoring off far enough
Old     (air_railey)      Join Date: May 2007       07-05-2007, 9:57 PM Reply   
Try the "Digger" anchor.
Old     (mkperceptions)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-05-2007, 10:55 PM Reply   
i like the box anchor ima try it out. do you guys think it will work well for my anchor buddy? Also I have a quick question for length of rope. I want to mark my rope with little flags so I know how much anchor line I have let out. What is the best way to do this? any of you guys doing this?
Old     (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       07-06-2007, 1:49 AM Reply   
we use one of these
filled in with cement and a u-bolt cemented in each opening
Old     (mkperceptions)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-06-2007, 2:16 AM Reply   
also doubles as ballast eh Charley :-)
Old     (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       07-06-2007, 2:55 AM Reply   
yeah but its only in the boat when we go camping for mooring or houseboating. rarely do we anchor outside of those activities so its 60+lbs are found relaxing in the garage most the time
Old     (wakesetter101)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-06-2007, 6:15 AM Reply   
Charley, do you get any movement with that block. I may go camping and need something that hold very well in rough water so i can sleep at night. Seems to be a great idea.
Old     (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       07-06-2007, 9:45 PM Reply   
we only get movent in rediculously rough water mixed with high winds. we have used it for all 5 years we have had our boat and never has it let or boat come close to shore. we also use it with an anchor buddy


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