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pipnit
08-01-2011, 04:25 PM
99% sandy bottom. Anyone have a perfect suggestion?

Anyone use these? http://www.iboats.com/6lb-PVC-Coated-Slip-Ring-Mechanical-Fluke-Anchor-Blue-Greenfield/dm/cart_id.107412249--session_id.438722483--view_id.163063

I like the idea of being rubber coated. I am currently using a box anchor and it's great but it's probably about three times the amount of hook I actually need. It's a crazy thing though, you don't need much scope for it to set and it sets the first time, everytime.

Buddyc
08-01-2011, 04:38 PM
I use an alluminum Fortress Anchor. Light weight and strong...Works everytime

zelatore
08-01-2011, 04:43 PM
Danforth style anchors like that generally work pretty well in sandy bottoms. Not so good in rocks or weeds.

The PVC coating is nice for the boat, but won't help it set.

6 lbs is VERY small - I'd go with something bigger if you do go that route.

More expensive, but a very good anchor, would be one of the aluminum models from Fortress. Adjustable fluke angles, very light weight and they break down for easy storage if you don't use it often. Not cheap though.

http://www.fortressanchors.com/

zelatore
08-01-2011, 04:46 PM
I use an alluminum Fortress Anchor. Light weight and strong...Works everytime


oops...beat me to it!

pipnit
08-01-2011, 04:48 PM
I actually had a fortress for it before but it was a little on the huge size. I really do like the idea of a rubberized one. The one I sited in that link is basically a fortress style one, right?

JimG
08-02-2011, 07:50 AM
I use this little vinyl coated navy anchor... has never failed to hold.

http://www.iboats.com/10lb-Vinyl-Coated-Navy-Anchor-Seasense/dm/cart_id.107412249--session_id.513571838--view_id.215520

Fishermanjm
08-03-2011, 10:08 PM
do u guys use the bow lifting ring when anchoring or one of the side cleats? I put the anchor down at the beach last weekend (10lbs fluke style) first time and used the foward side cleat. i think the 22c drafts about 30 inches of water i ran up slow to the beach and stuck it in the sand fast,,, too fast,,, my maritime skiff drafts something like 10 inches, deffinantly need to remember that next time,

Ghost
08-03-2011, 10:54 PM
If the Fortress is too big and you don't want to break it down all the time, I think a Danforth 5H (high tensile) is probably plenty, and it's a LOT smaller than a Fortress of the same strength/hold rating. I used a 5H as my lunch hook on a 3600lb 22-footer and never had any problem holding.

I suppose you could also make storage even easier by taking some of that liquid-rubber tool-handle dip and do the ends of the crossbar, and maybe part of the crown or even the outside of the ring.

Ranman
08-04-2011, 08:59 AM
I use one of these on my 18 Classic. Works very well. Does not need chain. Folds flat and goes in a storage bag. Can be stowed in the ski locker, center floor hatch, under the seat or in the engine compartment.

http://www.slideanchor.com/Hlm_ShopIT_ProductDetails.aspx?ID=024a8189-c4ba-41dc-9a41-c5e749bb8688

CHACHI
08-04-2011, 09:23 AM
I use this little vinyl coated navy anchor... has never failed to hold.

http://www.iboats.com/10lb-Vinyl-Coated-Navy-Anchor-Seasense/dm/cart_id.107412249--session_id.513571838--view_id.215520

I have the same type anchor for my 22 because it fits in the center floor hatch between the seats.

I have never gotten it wet.

Ken

Carl C
08-04-2011, 09:24 AM
I use this little vinyl coated navy anchor... has never failed to hold.
http://www.iboats.com/10lb-Vinyl-Coated-Navy-Anchor-Seasense/dm/cart_id.107412249--session_id.513571838--view_id.215520

That's the same anchor that I use and it has never failed to hold my 22.

mattyboy
08-04-2011, 10:28 AM
The hornet came with a big danforth and a smaller navy anchor. The boat was from out on the Island so I assume they are for sandy bottoms. The large ancor to hold and the smaller off the stern to hold the drift. I am not sure how they will work on My lake as the bottom is mucky,weedy and rocky. I do like the fact that the box anchor resets itself. some good info