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Old 01-08-2009, 11:21 AM
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I have a 43 scarab thunder and am tired of lugging my anchor up to the bow to set it. Does any one know of a company that sells an in Bow anchor like the one used in the bow of a Fountain Express cruiser.

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No idea on the cruiser style anchor. Have you tried a fortress anchor? Pretty light, much easier to lug, sets well.
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I use the Box anchor as well. Both Boats have em

Never used a better anchor.

Like Elite says- no chain, folds up for storage, sets on anything.

- Sets in river current, on rocks, in weeds, in sand, needs little to no scope - not sure why- but it just seems to work.

Ive had em all danforth styles, mushrooms, v's all of em blew chunks and take up ridiculous space need chains, flip around etc.

I read a comparison once I think with a little digging around you can find it.


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Slide anchor is the way to go.
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I sold my 42 tiger but still have my Fortress, Box and slide. All are great but each one is used for different situations.

Will make a deal on 1 or all 3 as a package.
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I sold my 42 tiger but still have my Fortress, Box and slide. All are great but each one is used for different situations.

Will make a deal on 1 or all 3 as a package.

Curious- when you say box and slide do you mean you have a shore spike, and a box anchor or something else?

Which size box anchor/spike? & How much?

Which situation would you say the fortress is a better call than the box/slide anchor?

I did a houseboat trip last year and that thing had 4 fortress anchors and we spent tons of time everytime we moved the boat trying to get those things to set.

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Or Box Anchor!! No chain required so less weight and less chance of scratching the boat.

We carry them!! Most guys say go smaller than larger with these. they hold great.

http://www.slideanchor.com/Anchor%20Guide_124.htm

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I fully agree! I own two of them. I believe they come in 3 different sizes depending on the size/weight of your boat. I would definitely look into Slide Anchor...I insure the company!

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I have a 43 scarab thunder and am tired of lugging my anchor up to the bow to set it. Does any one know of a company that sells an in Bow anchor like the one used in the bow of a Fountain Express cruiser.

Thanks Rick G.
You could always throw the anchor in from the cockpit and then just lug the line to your front cleat...

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Or Box Anchor!! No chain required so less weight and less chance of scratching the boat.

We carry them!! Most guys say go smaller than larger with these. they hold great.

http://www.slideanchor.com/Anchor%20Guide_124.htm

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when you say go smaller what size would you recommend for a 38 donzi that weighs 9500lbs? according to the site i would need the large.
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Go box anchor, its great and fold up small
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