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Thunderman
05-24-2012, 11:33 PM
I boat at Lake Lanier in GA and it is a very sandy lake. I bought a cheap ass wal mart anchor and can't catch anything with it... My friend says I need a 50 pounder that I can lop off the bow.... Problem is that with all the sacs I might not have room.

Any suggestions?

wolfeman131
05-24-2012, 11:40 PM
Dusty is already on vacation for the Holiday weekend, but he swears by these. He uses this for his 24 ft Supra.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Small-Box-Anchor&i=38807&r=view&aID=602A3&cvsfa=2587&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=3338383037&s_kwcid=goobasecontent_goobasecontent_filler&cID=SHOPPING_38807

My other suggestion is to use your friend as your anchor. :)

Boonejeepin
05-24-2012, 11:41 PM
50 lbs sounds like great ballast. Better make it 75lbs.

jpetty3023
05-24-2012, 11:47 PM
Do you know is he using the small or large?


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lsvboombox
05-24-2012, 11:53 PM
I use one of these.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Digger-12-Freshwater-Boat-Anchors&i=75766&aID=602A3&merchID=4006

Read up on it. It will never get hung up(meaning it will never get stuck when you try to pick it up). It has a spring the will allow the bar to release from the fluke so u can easily pull it out.

I use one on a lsv and a 24 foot pontoon. Holds in all conditions and releases with ease.

jpetty3023
05-24-2012, 11:59 PM
I use one of these.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Digger-12-Freshwater-Boat-Anchors&i=75766&aID=602A3&merchID=4006

Interesting and a tad but cheaper than the box anchor



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wolfeman131
05-24-2012, 11:59 PM
Dusty uses a small one. :)

And he posted that he has a small box anchor, too.

lsvboombox
05-25-2012, 12:02 AM
Interesting and a tad but cheaper than the box anchor



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Yes its actually extremely clever how it will release from the fluke and then pulls out like butter. Would never own another anchor...

wolfeman131
05-25-2012, 12:07 AM
Yeah, I like that a lot. But, I like how The box folds up.

lsvboombox
05-25-2012, 12:09 AM
Yeah, I like that a lot. But, I like how The box folds up.

The digger folds just about flat. So it fits perfectly at the bottom of any of the lockers

yz 2smoke
05-25-2012, 12:25 AM
I would try letting out more line. I have a very small anchor and I have no problems at Lanier.

wolfeman131
05-25-2012, 12:31 AM
YZ - what kind of advice is that?!?!?!

C'mon, son! Around here we need to either help our brothers spend their money (new anchor) or laugh hysterically at them when they do something silly (lug around a 50lb anchor/ballast combo).

jpetty3023
05-25-2012, 12:32 AM
Dusty uses a small one. :)

And he posted that he has a small box anchor, too.

KG should be the only one who knows that!! Of course we all know you paid dusty a visit a few months back and maybe you to shared a moment wolfey

wolfeman131
05-25-2012, 12:34 AM
His wife let that slip after a few brewskis.

Razzman
05-25-2012, 01:15 AM
Box Anchor hands down, and don't forget the Danik Hook either. I've tried many anchors and the box is the best by far, poll on WW and see the ratio if'n you don't believe me. I've set the box and had four other boats tied to me i the wind and it doesn't budge! Super easy to pull up and won't get snagged. The small is all you need.

bergermaister
05-25-2012, 02:46 AM
I use one like this guy - 25lbs. We have river currents to deal with and and sandy bottom to so we need both weight and teeth.

http://maxcdn.nexternal.com/clavey/images/RiverAnchor.jpg


6 years now and the only time I've had problems holding is in 20+ mph winds where we shouldn't have been on the water anyway.

E4NASH
05-25-2012, 09:25 AM
Dusty is already on vacation for the Holiday weekend, but he swears by these. He uses this for his 24 ft Supra.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Small-Box-Anchor&i=38807&r=view&aID=602A3&cvsfa=2587&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=3338383037&s_kwcid=goobasecontent_goobasecontent_filler&cID=SHOPPING_38807

My other suggestion is to use your friend as your anchor. :)

We boat an Lanier too and that's what I use and it's the best anchor I've had. It held strong last weekend during a real bad storm up at Carter's Lake. It's pricey but worth it in my opinion. The small one is the perfect size. Its really not that small and is pretty hefty...


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E4NASH
05-25-2012, 09:27 AM
Yeah, I like that a lot. But, I like how The box folds up.

I leave mine assembled. Sometimes getting that pin in and out can be a PITA


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Razzman
05-25-2012, 11:58 AM
I leave mine assembled. Sometimes getting that pin in and out can be a PITA

Agreed, I never fold mine either for the same reason and it lays right into one of the bow spaces nicely.

eblom
05-25-2012, 12:21 PM
+2 to the anchor lsvboombox uses... I got mine on amazon for I pretty good deal...

jester
05-25-2012, 03:52 PM
I have both a box and 50lbs one. The box works great to dig in and when you have current but if it cannot diggin then it will move on the bottom. 50 lbs works great for no current or wind.

yz 2smoke
06-07-2012, 03:06 PM
YZ - what kind of advice is that?!?!?!

C'mon, son! Around here we need to either help our brothers spend their money (new anchor) or laugh hysterically at them when they do something silly (lug around a 50lb anchor/ballast combo).

That’s funny.....My little navy anchor is now at the bottom of Lanier for good. I tried for 45 minutes to get the thing un-hooked. I pulled it in all directions with my boat but it just wouldn’t budge. That is the first time I couldn’t get one un-hooked.

kaneboats
06-07-2012, 03:21 PM
Nothing you can do but put a buoy on it and use it next time.

TRLMoomba
06-07-2012, 03:22 PM
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Just head out to a party cove early in the morning and go shopping underwater. That is where one can find the anchors needed for a summer. The Outback does work as a great dive boat. Thanks to all that contribute to my anchor fund, just leaves me with more gas money to enjoy. Last Saturday morning 1 dive = 3 anchors.

kaneboats
06-07-2012, 03:25 PM
I like that danforth. That baby will dig in. Of course, that's why you have it now.