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Old 06-02-2009, 04:44 PM
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btw johnny, saw your old 25 today in freeport.
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btw johnny, saw your old 25 today in freeport.
Was it running or did it still have the motor out? He had an issue with it hesitating and I said to get the injectors cleaned or changed....... didn't do it and had some problems when getting ready for this season.......
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I use an FX-11 Fortress to hold a 12,000 lb/38' Formula with very good results. Fortress rates its anchors based on holding cruisers, so you can't really go by their chart. I called them and tallked to a VERY helpful tech rep before getting mine. Sound like you have an FX-16, which is way more than you really need. Even an FX-7 would probably hold well on any moderate day. No anchor weighs less for a given holding power than a Fortress. Make sure that your chain is not over-rated; that will add more weight to your graound tackle setup than any anchor will. Check out the mesh anchor/rode bags, too - they help a LOT.
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I use an FX-11 Fortress to hold a 12,000 lb/38' Formula with very good results. Fortress rates its anchors based on holding cruisers, so you can't really go by their chart. I called them and tallked to a VERY helpful tech rep before getting mine. Sound like you have an FX-16, which is way more than you really need. Even an FX-7 would probably hold well on any moderate day. No anchor weighs less for a given holding power than a Fortress. Make sure that your chain is not over-rated; that will add more weight to your graound tackle setup than any anchor will. Check out the mesh anchor/rode bags, too - they help a LOT.
FX-7 is gonna be it.......
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I use an FX-11 with about 5' feet of chain and the rest line and works just fine. I bought a small box anchor for a second anchor and cant wait to try it based on all the positive comments I hear about them.
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I have a large box anchor and use to use it on my old 25'.... It would catch first shot but with the mud on the south shore I would always drift throughout the day. I think I am gonna try the small Fortress... My current one holds like I was tied to a building..... A small one should hold me on calm days.... Thanks guys......
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Was it running or did it still have the motor out? He had an issue with it hesitating and I said to get the injectors cleaned or changed....... didn't do it and had some problems when getting ready for this season.......
Still dry dock.
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