Looking at ordering a box anchor for a Donzi 35ZR for a second anchor, mostly for a lunch hook. Those who own one what size anchor do you recommend?
Box Anchor sizes:
Small Box Anchor (collapsed)
$129.95 19 lbs. 22.0" 8.5" 5.0"
Large Box Anchor (collapsed)
$159.95 25 lbs. 25.0" 9.5" 5.5"
I see that you live in Annapolis. I live in Edgewater. If you would like to stop by and see what the small anchor looks like, PM me and I'll forward my cell#. Hell, you can borrow it if you'd like.
I can't talk about it right now, it's being handled by the Postal Inspector. Those guys don't mess around!
Help on anchor size
I just went through this last week..thread above...I ended up getting a never used small box anchor from Matt, 99Fever27 on the board. It does a great job for my 43 Nortech as my stern anchor...I tried it last night before I put it on the trailer..I bet it would be a great bow anchor but would get the next size up "large". Good Luck. Jeff
I use the small one even on my 36 Nor-Tech and it holds it well. With one on the bow and one on the stern two small would be fine.
I have had 12 boats rafted up on my ONE small box and it held fine. Amazing holding power in sand or mud.
Does the box anchor hang up on rocks or lake bottom trash easily? If they do how hard is it to get the anchor to release?
Last edited by Wobble; 04-12-2008 at 09:34 AM.
Yes the 'small' isn't really that small, and it works awesome. It's like the Ronco of anchors, set it and forget it!
It does bring up some mud/junk usually but really not any more than what comparable sized spade anchor will pull up. And for the holding power/ease of use it is worth it, just splash it a couple times or hold it low enough under the boat and idle along a little ways and it cleans right off.
I'd like to get baby this year for a stern anchor.
I use the large one on my 35'
It fits under the back seat no problem
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