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Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-25-2010, 8:28 AM Reply   
Just picked up a stainless box anchor for West Marine for 215 bucks. I've seen it sitting on the shelf for 4 months, somebody ordered and did not want it. I knew at some point there was a good chance it would be discounted. It's not a popular South Florida anchor.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-25-2010, 8:35 AM Reply   
i have a box anchor and i love it mines not ss but it holds perfect even in rough chop and 10 to 12 mph winds.
Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-25-2010, 8:50 AM Reply   
I've purchased on nothing but the great reviews on this site. Stainless was a must have but I was not going to pay 300++ for that anchor. I'm happy. Sure is heavy.
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       08-25-2010, 9:32 PM Reply   
I just used mine for the first time up at Bullards Bar. I forgot to open it and lock it. Just pulled it out of the bag and threw it over! It still worked! LOL
Old    Joe J (jjaszkow)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-25-2010, 9:51 PM Reply   
I've done the same as Sparky with similar results. In fact, the lock mechanism is really my only complaint about this anchor. It's a bit tough to engage or release. That said, this anchor works better than anything else I have tried, and takes up less storage space as an added bonus.

When I pulled into our party spot last weekend, one of my friends saw the anchor for the first time and yelled over asking what I was doing tossing a bear trap into the lake.
Old    David (colombiansurfer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       08-26-2010, 8:04 AM Reply   
Love the box anchor! I too have the SS version and the bag that comes with it hold the rope too. Holds the boat in place even when the 35 footers plus come rolling in, it does not come loose or lose its grip. One of the best investments I have made with the boat. Looking at getting the XS Box for the back.
Old    Tim (srock)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-26-2010, 8:45 AM Reply   
Bear trap is exactly what I thought. The small is not so small or light. For most applications I bet the XS would be more than adequate.
Old    D C (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       08-26-2010, 10:26 AM Reply   
Yeah.........mine came off the clasp on the end of the rope while getting the mud off it this weekend in about 14' water. Now I'm looking for a new one - anybody know of any other deals out there!?!?!?!?!?
Old    ScottRobinson            08-26-2010, 10:33 AM Reply   
LOL Darren....get a mask and dive down there fool!!! c'mon man up. Oh wait, guess I should just tell Kay to do it....you know she would....
Old    D C (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       08-26-2010, 12:39 PM Reply   
Oh don't you worry, I dove down there about 10 times before my ears tried to explode. Problem is the super murky water, you can't see anything! So it's all feel. Oh well. it'll be our new thing to try and find when we're anchored up.
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       08-26-2010, 6:05 PM Reply   
You just need one of those underwater metal detectors. I think you can get a nice one for about the price of a SS Box Anchor.

$215 was an awesome price for a great anchor. Good one Tim.
Old    Tom N (SangerTom)      Join Date: Aug 2010       08-26-2010, 10:48 PM Reply   
back in my seadoo days i used to hold 3 - 3 seaters in the colorado river. river was flowing the doos were staying put.
Old    D C (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       08-27-2010, 9:03 AM Reply   
Art - I know! We tried a big magnet just dragging it around, but all we found was our back-up anchor which was in use at the time
Oh well

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