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Long term anchor


Old 02-26-2017, 12:16 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
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Box anchor seems like the way to go. I haven't bought one because our lake eats anchors and I couldn't imagine losing one that pricey. But if it is an overnight scenario, losing an anchor is cheap compared to waking up on the rocks.
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:52 PM
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This is the best anchor you can get period.

Get the recommend size for your boat and put the right amount of chain on it and you will have no issues. Mantus makes a similar style that i hear also works very well and is much cheaper. I have an Ultra myself and it is excellent.

Sailboaters do what you are talking about all the time with a single anchor.

If you are talking about a temporary mooring, buy a galvanized danforth style anchor 5 times bigger than recommended attach all chain to a heavy mooring ball and that will work also. Assuming the bottom is sand.

I haven't personally used a box anchor, but yet to encounter or hear of a cruising sailor using one.
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