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Old 10-20-2006, 08:25 AM
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Fortress FX11 holds my Top Gun in sand w/ strong current - NO problems. I've seen heavier box anchors not hold a smaller/lighter boat at same location.
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The box is awsome in sand. I have a fortress as a back up because it weighs nearly nothing but the box is my primary anchor on a sand bottom lake. No chain, easy storage, its an all round great anchor.
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:29 AM
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We have a large box anchor and Fortress.

We should have ordered the small box anchor for our boat (32') as the large is too big and when just anchoring at the beach is too much, but the box anchor catches each and everytime we throw it out.

We didn't use the box anchor at all this year. We should sell it and buy the small one. Our large box anchor is practically brand new.
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:33 AM
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FX-16 works well on my 382. Never a problem and very easy to handle. Box anchor also looks easy.
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but the box anchor catches each and everytime we throw it out.
Best boating accessory I ever purchased. Unlike some other opinions here, I regarded my Fortress as the biggest POS I've ever owned. The Box Anchor sets first time, every time, and re-sets if the wind changes direction...a no brainer, get one. It is a bit heavy though, the large holds my 33' fine, but I might be tempted to get the small if I had it to do again.
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:21 AM
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Medium box anchor for us. I'll have to agree that it's the best boating product that I have ever paid for!!!

It holds our 38 Top Gun and 3-4 other boats with no worries.....ever!!!
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Another vote for box anchor, I have the small and it holds our 288 great.. My only dislike is that I have a built in anchor locker which is no longer such a great feature of my boat.. ....
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I had the fortress and it would not hold my 29' by itself. I spent more time resetting the anchor than I did relaxing. The box anchor is on my list for next year.

What about these? Has anyone used them on a go fast. They work great on the Carver:

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We have a large box anchor and Fortress.
We should sell it and buy the small one. Our large box anchor is practically brand new.

If you are serious about selling PM me a price becasue I am looking to buy one so I can have it for next weekend.

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The box anchor was the best investment I made. It grabs in every condition and stores easily.
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