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dru1974
02-21-2010, 10:37 PM
Was aondering what anchor you guys may suggest for me here in Alberta. We have very small lakes and the deepest i'll go to is 45 ft deep. the wind and waves do kick up here.
I was thinking of something with a plastic or rubber coating as to not bang the heck out of the boat.

moombadaze
02-22-2010, 10:50 AM
Anchor style depends on what kind of bottom the lake has. Also have length of chain is attached to the anchor can be very important also.

Personally I carry 3 different anchors on my boat at all times. Small river anchor and a small danforth style with about 15 ft rope- works just fine for the shallow florida lakes. When we hit the deeper lakes I have a much larger danforth with lots of rope-only get to use this one when we hit the larger lakes up in georgia.

squeeg333
02-22-2010, 02:22 PM
I really don't think you can go wrong with a Danforth. They seem to do well in most conditions. I've heard really good things about the box anchors too, but I don't think those come with the plastisol coating, and can get pretty big. I haven't picked mine up yet, but I'll probably go with a 8 or 11 lb Danforth. If you have one of those, in conjunction with a grapple on the beach (if you're anchoring near the beach), I doubt you'll go anywhere.

clarkro2
02-22-2010, 03:19 PM
I use a small box anchor with 5 feet of chain. One stop drop and it hooks up every single time. Only problem is un-burying the SOB. :p

Mikey
02-22-2010, 08:47 PM
I'm not sure of the name/type i use it looks like an Octupus and folds up but make sure you get one rated for the weight of your boat and definetely afew feet of CHAIN on the rope just before the anchor. I bought mine from a sailing store and had some of this explained to me. There are several good anchors just get the right size/weight and proper chain/rope to go with it. I use mine under a variety of conditions and depths and it works well.

mstovie
02-23-2010, 01:43 PM
What is the reason for the length of chain? I have always tied the rope to the anchor and done fine. I have to get a new one though because some punk stole my anchor and tube it was tied to while we were surfing just out of the cove last season.

wolfeman131
02-23-2010, 02:38 PM
What is the reason for the length of chain?

it hurts more when you beat the punk that stole your tube

moombadaze
02-23-2010, 02:39 PM
it hurts more when you beat the punk that stole your tube


lol---love it

snowboardcorey
02-23-2010, 05:23 PM
I don't anchor a ton but a 28lb Navy Anchor has always done the trick. You can get them vynel dipped.

dru1974
02-23-2010, 05:30 PM
seems to me I wont need a chain, ill runover the persons that steel it if that were to happen, I imagine a boat could knock out alot of teeth out.
I think the navy anchor would work well here

Mikey
02-23-2010, 10:39 PM
The chain helps to set the roap down and let the anchor settle and grab easier.If you don't use chain it usually has some tension pulling at the anchor from the boat bobbing or just slightly drifting etc.This is how one of my WestCoast fishing buddies explained this too me.
I've done both ,and it definetely works better with a short lenght of chain involved.

newty
02-24-2010, 01:37 AM
My vote goes to the slide anchor. Hooks up every time even if the wind switches direcections it flips over and holds in grass, gravel, rocks, and sand. No chain needed, galvanized so it doen't rust, and folds flat for super easy storage.

http://www.slideanchor.com/

BWeber
02-24-2010, 09:13 AM
Have you watch the video for that Box anchor?

That would kill to step on!! Granted you should know there is an anchor down there when you see a line running into the watch. But a bad judgement of its underwater position could be painful.

Im sticking with the danforth.

Razzman
02-24-2010, 10:36 AM
Have you watch the video for that Box anchor?

That would kill to step on!! Granted you should know there is an anchor down there when you see a line running into the watch. But a bad judgement of its underwater position could be painful.

Im sticking with the danforth.

How could that happen? What would you be doing trying to walk around in 20-40' feet of water anyway? :confused:

I've never anchored in a depth where that could even remotely happen and when anchored for the night the boat is nose out with the anchor in deep water with a shore line from the stern.

BWeber
02-24-2010, 12:52 PM
How could that happen? What would you be doing trying to walk around in 20-40' feet of water anyway? :confused:

I've never anchored in a depth where that could even remotely happen and when anchored for the night the boat is nose out with the anchor in deep water with a shore line from the stern.

Seems our boating experiences are different. I regularly anchor in 2-3ft of water, never beach the boat.

Im sure everyone has different uses for anchors and different achoring methods.

viking
05-28-2010, 12:48 AM
My vote goes to the slide anchor. Hooks up every time even if the wind switches direcections it flips over and holds in grass, gravel, rocks, and sand. No chain needed, galvanized so it doen't rust, and folds flat for super easy storage.

http://www.slideanchor.com/

Anybody using the shore-spike? Seems a little pricey but looks handy and fast to put in and take out?