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Old 10-19-2006, 09:25 PM
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I am looking for a new Anchor to use in the sandy soil around SWFL (Fort Myers Beach). Who makes the best one? What size would I need for a 382 Fastech?

What is everyones opinion on this type?
http://www.slideanchor.com/box.asp

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I am looking for a new Anchor to use in the sandy soil around SWFL (Fort Myers Beach). Who makes the best one? What size would I need for a 382 Fastech?

What is everyones opinion on this type?
http://www.slideanchor.com/box.asp

Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:11 PM
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Awesome anchor...I use it on my 382. I store it in a bag that came with me Dewalt Drill/Flashlight/Saw bag. It fits perfectly with the rope when I store it.
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Awesome anchor...I use it on my 382. I store it in a bag that came with me Dewalt Drill/Flashlight/Saw bag. It fits perfectly with the rope when I store it.

What size did you go with? The Large?
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I use this one. nice and lightweight http://www.fortressanchors.com/
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I like the fortress with 5-10 feet of chain rode works well in any soft bottom
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Owned an Alum Fortress w/ my 28' Pantera & it was too light.

Have a Box Anchor now (size small) & it holds my 32 Spectre no problem as well as another boat or two when rafting.

I keep it & the line in a duffle bag which makes it easy to walk up to the bow w/o worying about dropping it or scratching anything.

The box anchor requires far less scope than the others too.
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I use this one. nice and lightweight http://www.fortressanchors.com/
I use the FX-11 set at 45 degrees with 6 foot of chain 100ft of line.Some times it will not hold on soft bottoms The anchor locker on the front of my Hustler was made for this anchor.

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Fortress FX-16 for your 382. Same anchor I use, it's awesome - it holds like nothing else.
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