Anchors

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Anchors

Postby wschneid » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:36 am

I recently bought an 86 32' flybridge sedan. Its anchor has a bent shaft and does not look adequate to me. Are there any recomendations as to the size (weight) and type to get. The areas I sail have sand ore mud bottoms.

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Re: Anchors

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:05 am

Hard to go wrong with a Danforth type. You might need a second for a stern anchor.

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Re: Anchors

Postby GB49 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:22 pm

Been using a Fortress for several years with very good results. I have a few feet of heavy chain to help hold it down. No issues in the mud/sand.
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Re: Anchors

Postby Busia » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:33 pm

The chain is what makes the anchor hold. Use lots of chain.
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Re: Anchors

Postby barefoot99 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:43 pm

22 lbs Danforth 15' chain 150' rope, works real good for us.
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Re: Anchors

Postby Rockit » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:24 pm

That combination should more than do it. For size, have a look at the manufacturer's recommendations. Here is a link to Fortress: https://fortressanchors.com/selection-guide/fortress/

Then scour e-bay and Craigslist. I bought a Fortress for $50 a few years ago from a Craigslist ad and it just happened to be from the guy in the slip behind me! That particular anchor would have been too small for his 40' Mainship.

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Re: Anchors

Postby jralbert » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:56 pm

remember to always carry a spare anchor (with line) -- doesn't have to be as big or hefty as main.
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