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Old 04-12-2008, 01:52 PM
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I too am considering getting a box anchor for my boat. There claim of being able to use half the amount of scope and no chain sounds good so your not swinging so wide in tight areas. How are they in weedy bottoms I have a Fortress FX-11 and wont hold for nothing in weeds. I do like the light weight of the Fortress though.
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:36 PM
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I have no experience with the small but the large works on all types of bottoms with my 33', never had one problem. It is a bit heavy though, I might go for the small next time based on some of the feedback here.
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small... large one is overkill... had both
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I have a never used large that i would sell. Pm me if intrested
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:56 PM
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I have a small one for my 30 Baja and it works great. My only complaint is that it won't fit in the anchor locker.
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I have to respectfully disagree with you. I have had the small anchors for my last boat (31 ft. 10K lbs) and my present one(38 ft. 12K lbs.). It works fine!!! It's also very easy to store in the bag that is included.

SDH,
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.

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OK, looks like I'll have to get the small one. Maybe that's why my arms are so huge
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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"

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I have a large one that has never been used. I have a truck headed FL to MD this week I can throw it in the truck and meet up with you some time in MD to save you shipping.
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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
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Glad the anchor worked out for you. Im glad it is being put to use for such a beatiful boat. If ever in Va. I will buy you a cold one.
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