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Old 04-20-2010, 07:36 AM
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Box anchor works great. Here is how I store mine under the back seat. A large is good size for a 35'.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:40 AM
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How about a 5'9" 175 pound anchor...
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How about a 5'9" 175 pound anchor...
i thought that was the rev-limiter?
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I had the large for my 33' PowerPlay, it held well. It's a heavy bugger that's for sure. I've heard of people holding larger boats with the smaller anchor, just do a search on the Box Anchor, there's tons of threads on it.
I have the small and it doesnt hold my 33PP. I would go with the large.
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What kind of lake bottom are we talking about here: hard/stony, muddy, sandy, weeds, etc? In the case of anchors, it's different horses for different courses. What works in one area may not be worth a [email protected] somewhere else. I carry two different types onboard.
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What kind of lake bottom are we talking about here: hard/stony, muddy, sandy, weeds, etc? In the case of anchors, it's different horses for different courses. What works in one area may not be worth a [email protected] somewhere else. I carry two different types onboard.
My Box worked in varying bottoms, slipped a bit in the weeds but I couldn't even hook my old anchor in that crap.
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Fortress...hooks every time. Holds so hard, last fall at the Potomac River radar run, I had to leave it on the bottom when a storm blew up. Couldnt get it to unhook. Put a bouy on it and came back the next day to get it. Box anchors are heavy and awkward. I got a medium or a large not sure, have to check. Some one could get it cheap, if they want it.
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The only thing that I've found that works in weeds is some sort of plow anchor. I use a lightweight 2-piece anchor called a HydroBubble. It has an aluminum shank and stainless plow. The PVC chamber insures that it lands right-side up. (Of course, I had to bling up my personal anchor...) Great anchor in sand as well, but the company closed when the owner passed away.

For sand and mud: Fortress all the way. Rocky or hard-packed bottoms are tough no matter what. I could see why the box anchor might work well in those areas, and therefore why it's popular in the reservoir out west
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Since i'm going to be anchoring in the mud most of the time the fortress might make more sense. Who has the best prices? Thanks.
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I anchor in the mud all the time in Havasu. I have a 28 howard sportdeck and with the bimini up and a strong wind you need a large box anchor. I carry a large and small. They fold and they are not that heavy. No chain, hold well. Go on the website for info. slideanchor.com
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