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 Post subject: Anchors
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:10 am 
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I'm trying to determine the best anchor for my boat. I've spoken with several people and retailers trying to determine the best/easiest anchor for a rocky bottom and everyone tells me different things. The bottom of my "soon to be lake" is very rocky. I've been told Flukes, Plows, Rivers and Shrooms are both good and bad. My main problem is spending $100+ on an anchor and drifting all over the damn place. Does anyone have any ideas or personal preferences?

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:25 am 
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i have 2 of the 25 pound anchors here :http://www.richteranchors.com/

The thing works.
Our lake bottom is rocky n muddy.
Me and my buddies call em the super hero anchors. :nana

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:43 am 
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I'll weigh in on the richter anchor too.

I've only had one slip on me once, It was a very windy day and the waves were coming right into the cove.

On the flip side the anchor did manage to scoop up three pairs of sunglasses as it was dragged across the bottom that day. :biggrin2

Other than that one day the hold has been rock solid.

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:57 pm 
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I'll put in a plug for the digger anchors. I have the 12 and a 15 lb digger. :nana

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:28 pm 
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i use a very basic galvanized danforth.

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always been happy with it. except the long stock rod sticking out both sides
made it a pain to store onboard. i cut 'em off with a right angle grinder and
it still holds the boat just fine.

you can get one cheap on ebay.


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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:59 pm 
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cinder block? :rofl :rofl :rofl

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:01 pm 
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I use two Danforths like FloaterBoater. Not sure how good they might be able to get out of a tight rock pile. I think BF uses the cinder block because he spent all his $$$ on that stereo!

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:00 am 
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I bought a couple of "round bottom" anchors at walmart. Each was 15 lbs. Used them twice and both times the boat seems to drift anyway. So is the problem the anchors are too light, or is the problem the type of anchor, and if so, would the one mentioned in the post above with the link be a good "all around general use anchor" thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:15 am 
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like that?

mushroom anchors are for sand or mud. they stink with a hard or rocky bottom.


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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:40 am 
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FloterBoter wrote:
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like that?

mushroom anchors are for sand or mud. they stink with a hard or rocky bottom.


yep, that's the one... no good huh? so what type and how heavy of an anchor should I be using? one or two anchors.. have no idea what the lake bottom is comprised of? It's Caddo lake in North Louisiana / East Texas.

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:48 am 
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Drago wrote:
I use two Danforths like FloaterBoater. Not sure how good they might be able to get out of a tight rock pile. I think BF uses the cinder block because he spent all his $$$ on that stereo!
:rofl :rofl :rofl :nana :nana

joking aside I use a 15# navy and 2 shroom/claw hybrids.

I do have a job interview today though. pray for me guys :prayer :prayer

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
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I've also fought the anchor issue, and tried quite a few of them myself. The richter anchor is one I've read several people review as a extremely good holding one. Since we sleep on our boat every weekend and we boat on a river with dam's about every ten miles. The last thing I wanted to wake up to was sitting crosswise on top of the dam or in the boiling waters below it. After reading some excellent reviews on them I found this Box Anchor on sale and purchased it, and I've been sleeping soundly ever since. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv2ybwgcaL8 I especially like the fact it doesn't need a chain, and folds flat for easy storage.

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
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BassFrequency wrote:
I do have a job interview today though. pray for me guys :prayer :prayer


FRIDAY START PENDING CORPORATE APPROVAL!!!! :nana :nana :nana :nana :nana

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:12 am 
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Thanks for the advice... I'm leaning towards the Richter. It looks like a beast!


Congrats BF! :thumbsup :nana :beer2

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 Post subject: Re: Anchors
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:41 am 
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Great Brandon! :nana

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