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New Guy
06-07-2012, 10:29 AM
Can anyone post pictures and rough measurements of their box anchor? I'm pretty confident that I could make one but i have nothing to go off of.

Thanks

dusty2221
06-07-2012, 11:03 AM
For $75 bucks I will. I'll even post the slide anchor. Lol.

:)

New Guy
06-07-2012, 11:10 AM
Those are not nearly detailed enough old man. :rolleyes:

jpetty3023
06-07-2012, 11:26 AM
I got one coming today so if no one throws up the dimensions by then I will hook it up for you.

dusty2221
06-07-2012, 11:41 AM
I got one coming today. Pay up fool.

Fixed.....

New Guy
06-07-2012, 11:53 AM
Thanks Jason!

Elite Marine
06-07-2012, 08:45 PM
I was a dealer for them and sold many. i tried to get them made here and over seas, need big quantity to get price in line. I have a large for my boat, you guys need smalls. I will see if I have any in shop.

Its the cost to hot dip them that gats the price up.

Kirk
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jpetty3023
06-07-2012, 10:04 PM
Hey new guy I haven't forgot about you sir. I bought the box anchor last night and my sister picked it up from the store for me as she lives in austin. I didn't hook up with her today but will have it in hand tomo and will post the pics and some numbers for ya

jpetty3023
06-11-2012, 04:15 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/14938a1a.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/a0453e4e.jpg

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http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/3095c9e7.jpg

jpetty3023
06-11-2012, 04:17 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/fc682b3b.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/3212641d.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/f9191b3e.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/c41d3289.jpg

jpetty3023
06-11-2012, 04:19 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/8ea0ba9b.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/1b120c1d.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/dad7ba96.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/6d4727c7.jpg

jpetty3023
06-11-2012, 04:20 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/e5982cad.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/7c8533dc.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/0ddac518.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/6482ad7b.jpg

New Guy
06-11-2012, 04:21 PM
Jason you are the man! once I get mine done I'll build a second and send it your way.

jpetty3023
06-11-2012, 04:24 PM
sorry it took so long new guy but here ya go. after one weekend of use and i am sold. there was one time this weekend when i tried to pull it up and it dang near took me 15 minutes to get her pulled back in the boat. video says pull boat directly under the rope and pull straight up to release, it was pretty tough once and thought i wasnt going to get her pulled back in


http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/e3edcc56.jpg

jpetty3023
06-11-2012, 04:28 PM
Jason you are the man! once I get mine done I'll build a second and send it your way.

hopefully these pics work for you. i dont have an engineering degree or photoshop skills to make it all nice and fancy like some dudes on here can do. good luck and happy building!! i'll gladly take you up on that offer to:cool:

New Guy
06-11-2012, 04:31 PM
Those are Perfect now I just need to find time to make it happen. Thanks again!

wolfeman131
06-11-2012, 05:58 PM
video says pull boat directly under the rope and pull straight up


Wouldn't that make it a submarine?



C'mon petty!

wolfeman131
06-11-2012, 05:59 PM
Those are Perfect now I just need to find time to make it happen. Thanks again!

Make it happen! I'll buy one from you. Make a few hundred and sell them here, then you will have the coin needed for your Mojo.

jpetty3023
06-11-2012, 06:04 PM
Wouldn't that make it a submarine?



C'mon petty!

Well it felt like it would hold a submarine under. I'm sure the lack of a proper explanation is due to all the blood that rushed to my head while hanging upside down trying to get that beeach out the water

New Guy
06-12-2012, 09:42 AM
Alright I have a new project to work on now :lol:

jmvotto
06-12-2012, 10:23 AM
i'd buy one

Clamcakes
06-13-2012, 04:57 PM
Petty the welds on your anchor look as bad as mine. I used the anchor last saturday and I will admit, that mug works!! It was dug in real good and took a couple minutes for me to pull it up. Thought my arms were going to snap off at my elbows. I just hope it lasts and doesn't turn to rust in a couple seasons

jpetty3023
06-13-2012, 05:16 PM
You ain't lying brother, things as ugly as dusty's mom after Kane, KG, E4, and Chawk all got done with her last Friday night but it holds better than a Florida gator holding on to the memories of its last championship season and is cheaper than my BMW repair bill!!

I literally felt like I just got done with a 6 mile run after an hour in the gym. I'm thinking I'm gonna need to invest in some really good dry anchor rope!!


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kaneboats
06-13-2012, 10:30 PM
You covered all the bases there except saying Texas BBQ is better than Memphis or ole south. Good for you. Was just watching your new Texas show on DVR with the girls. Believe it's called "Dallas". Ouch. It's so lame I think it was actually written by Jerry Jones.

E4NASH
06-14-2012, 09:28 AM
Petty, when was that last TX Championship?? I believe we've had 2 since then! Heh...

And Memphis BBQ > ALL! I haven't found any good BBQ since I left...pretty much the only thing I miss about that place...


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bergermaister
08-27-2012, 12:05 PM
Reviving an old thread here - sounds like the box anchor can be a biznatch to pull off the bottom or was that sort of a fluke?

I wasn't having much luck staying put this last week of vacation with winds kicking up overnight which resulted in some sleepless hours. I had two anchors out - a 25lb with claws and a 30lb pyramid weight and I was still slipping around some. I'm looking at upgrading but wondering if the box is overkill.

Also, does it fold up pretty compact for storage?

Anything else you guys don't like about it?

dusty2221
08-27-2012, 12:11 PM
IMO, the box anchor is not difficult to pull up. The trick is to be directly over the anchor. It's a bitch if you are anywhere other than straight overhead to do how well it holds. Once you are above it, it releases pretty easily due to the design, however..it's just a heavy anchor to pull up the rest of the way.

I wouldn't trade mine for any other type of anchor.

E4NASH
08-27-2012, 12:13 PM
Reviving an old thread here - sounds like the box anchor can be a biznatch to pull off the bottom or was that sort of a fluke?

I wasn't having much luck staying put this last week of vacation with winds kicking up overnight which resulted in some sleepless hours. I had two anchors out - a 25lb with claws and a 30lb pyramid weight and I was still slipping around some. I'm looking at upgrading but wondering if the box is overkill.

Also, does it fold up pretty compact for storage?

Anything else you guys don't like about it?

Maybe if you are a big ol' whimp!

If you don't want to move then you need a solid anchor. I LOVE our box anchor and would never use anything else. Yeah sometimes it can be heavy and requires some extra hmmmph to get it up but put your back into it and pull! It does fold up but that can be a pain. I leave mine assembled and put it under the bow seat in front of the observers seat.

It's worth it! Get it!!


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jpetty3023
08-27-2012, 12:15 PM
I've used mine more than 15 times since purchasing and it's been a breeze all except for the first time. Like Dusty said, long as your line is straight up it comes up easy. That first time was a real beeach thou, again a testament to how well it's designed.

As far as storage, it folds up real slim but is a bit long. Comes with an anchor bag to put anchor in and with my 09 LSV it goes under the bow cushions with no issue at all. I let two of my buddies use mine at the lake one day and they have both since bought their own.

Won't own another type anchor ever again!!


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wolfeman131
08-27-2012, 12:24 PM
I agree with the prior 3

rca
08-27-2012, 01:10 PM
So which do you have, the small box anchor? Any suggestions on where to find one, or asked another way, any local in the Houston area?

E4NASH
08-27-2012, 01:24 PM
We have the small one. We got it from Overtons.


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dusty2221
08-27-2012, 01:50 PM
^Ditto. Overtons seems to be the go-to. Free shipping helps!

bludogone
08-27-2012, 02:17 PM
I use the anchor and the spike, no sleepless nights at all (except for the first one).

ga-lsv05
08-27-2012, 02:34 PM
I had an anchor once.... Left it where my boat was anchored after fireworks on the 4th :beer:

2005 mobius lsv 2900lbs ballast

E4NASH
08-27-2012, 02:58 PM
I use the anchor and the spike, no sleepless nights at all (except for the first one).

For my spike I use a dog run stake that twists like a corkscrew into the ground. Works PERFECTLY and at $4.98 at Walmart MUCH cheaper than the sand spike.


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wolfeman131
08-27-2012, 03:25 PM
a local West Marine may have one in stock

jpetty3023
08-27-2012, 03:45 PM
Got mine from West Marine. Had a 15% percent off special going but not sure what the current deal is. I would check www.westmarine.com


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jpetty3023
01-31-2013, 11:49 AM
How's the build going newguy? I've been checking my mailbox for the homemade anchor but nothing yet?


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trmaggie98
07-15-2013, 11:15 PM
Can anyone provide an update on the size that we need for the MOJO? Thanks.

dusty2221
07-15-2013, 11:22 PM
A small will do just fine.

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E4NASH
07-15-2013, 11:45 PM
A small will do just fine.

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Yep, my small one will hold 12 boats tied up with NO problem.

viking
07-22-2013, 03:36 PM
For those using box anchor (i had one but it got stolen now use a digger) what kind of anchor line and length are you using and at what depth. I usually tie off shore with the anchor buddy but don't feel comfortable using that as a permanent solution while I'm sleeping. It can move around a little much for my liking. Fairly shallow at around 15ft.
Thanks

Woody929
11-28-2013, 10:56 AM
I remembered this thread today when I got an email from Overtons for 20% off most everything for Black Friday, so I ordered me one. Coupon code is ESAVE20 if anybody else is interested.

trmaggie98
12-26-2013, 02:05 AM
Woody, how much did you pay. I'm seeing them for 159 right now.


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Woody929
12-26-2013, 02:35 PM
Woody, how much did you pay. I'm seeing them for 159 right now.


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Looking back at the credit card, it looks like $136

trmaggie98
01-27-2014, 07:34 PM
10-4


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navajake
01-28-2014, 12:45 PM
which size can hold about 1000 newtons or 205 lb of force with giving way?

Mrd8ker
06-27-2014, 01:08 PM
Waking this thread back up...

Guys that are using the box anchor. What's under the water that you are dropping your anchor into? Is it sand? Is it river rock? sand?

The box anchor looks like it is the way to go but I am wondering if dropping it into underwater rocks/boulders would be a recipe for a lost anchor.

On my old boat (16', maybe 2500 lbs) i used the old four tooth unfolding anchor and it always held fine. Now with the bigger boat (Mondo) I am not sure which direction to go. We boat on the Willamette river (underwater mud, sand, rocks, wood) and on a reservoir (underwater rock) and i want and anchor that will hold in all applications and not be a complete pain to release when it is time.

Do I need two different anchors?

Woody929
06-27-2014, 08:31 PM
I dropped mine in the bottom of a river twice today at 40'. I'm not sure what's down there. Had some sand on it when I pulled it up.
When I use it on the local lakes, it's normally a mud bottom.

Much better than the fluke I used to have.

trayson
09-05-2014, 01:14 PM
Waking this thread back up...

Guys that are using the box anchor. What's under the water that you are dropping your anchor into? Is it sand? Is it river rock? sand?

The box anchor looks like it is the way to go but I am wondering if dropping it into underwater rocks/boulders would be a recipe for a lost anchor.

On my old boat (16', maybe 2500 lbs) i used the old four tooth unfolding anchor and it always held fine. Now with the bigger boat (Mondo) I am not sure which direction to go. We boat on the Willamette river (underwater mud, sand, rocks, wood) and on a reservoir (underwater rock) and i want and anchor that will hold in all applications and not be a complete pain to release when it is time.

Do I need two different anchors?

I have used mine on the Columbia, on the lower Willamette by waterfront park, and on Lacamas lake. sometimes it can be a bitch to get up, but I love the box anchor.

On the Willamette, we were anchored for the blues fest on 4th of july. we had to move 3 times because of them wanting us in tighter for the fireworks bargest to get through. So on the last time we tossed the anchor over and had a great night. When it came time to pull the anchor up, it literally felt like we were lifting a couple hundred pounds. it took two of us working to get that anchor up. When it finally got to the surface I found out that we were lifting TWO 1.5 to 2" thick steel braided cables up from the bottom of the river!!! No idea what they were for or from, but I slid them off the anchor and we were free. Thankfully I was using retired climbing rope for anchor line instead of something wimpy. I was thankful I didn't lose my expensive anchor.

I lucked out, I got mine used off CL for $85. woot. Also got a shore spike used for cheap. it's nice when you've got one hand on the bow line and the other is all you have left to set your shore stake...

mmandley
09-05-2014, 01:26 PM
Agree with Trayson 100%

We started using a box anchor this year and its the cat's meow. it is literally a drop it and forget it. i don't have to drag it to set it. It just lands and digs in.

Pulling it out can be hard at times when its a soft bottom.

other wise Love this anchor.

Mrd8ker
09-05-2014, 01:44 PM
I went ahead and bought this anchor after I posted back in June(Overton's w/ free shipping). Started using it at Billy over the 4th. Even tied up two boats to it. It's a beast.

Now I just sit back, drink my beer, and watch others reset their anchors!

Another happy forum member!

Boonejeepin
09-05-2014, 03:03 PM
Love my box anchor.

Word of advice, if using an anchor buddy also tie a real rope to the anchor as well. The rope should be about 5 ft shorter than full stretch distance of the anchor buddy, then attach a buoy to the clip end. I had a friend loose a box anchor and anchor buddy line a couple weeks ago. The anchor buddy/clip disappears fast when not attached to the boat and accidentally dropped into the water.

The rope is much easier to pull against when retrieving the anchor, and takes stress off the anchor buddy when close to full stretch.

I have heard many times that the anchor buddies can snap after a few months/years of use.

millerda68
09-05-2014, 05:04 PM
Seeing your picture, watch the clip you have on your anchor. I had a new box anchor, used it 3 times. 4th time in, the rope looped on the clip and pulled it off the anchor. I was left holding rope, no anchor, and had to shell out for a second box anchor last summer. I now have one of the chain link connectors with the screw up sleeve on the anchor instead of the clips.



sorry it took so long new guy but here ya go. after one weekend of use and i am sold. there was one time this weekend when i tried to pull it up and it dang near took me 15 minutes to get her pulled back in the boat. video says pull boat directly under the rope and pull straight up to release, it was pretty tough once and thought i wasnt going to get her pulled back in


http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f287/jpetty3023/e3edcc56.jpg

bergermaister
09-05-2014, 05:14 PM
What is the total length of that folded up? (small size)

And anyone use a chain lead off it like a danforth/fluke style anchor or not required?

trayson
09-05-2014, 05:46 PM
What is the total length of that folded up? (small size)

And anyone use a chain lead off it like a danforth/fluke style anchor or not required?

I don't use a chain with mine. I haven't measured my length but mine easily fits in one of the front playpen lockers with room to spare.

Boonejeepin
09-05-2014, 06:23 PM
What is the total length of that folded up? (small size)

And anyone use a chain lead off it like a danforth/fluke style anchor or not required?
No need for a chain with the box anchor. It does not need the downward/flat pull of the chain to dig in.

bergermaister
09-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Ok cool. So how about dimensions folded up. Anyone?

My designated anchor storage in the nose has limited space. The fluke fits but is a PITA and the chain hits & dings the edges way too easy.

mmandley
09-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Ok cool. So how about dimensions folded up. Anyone?

My designated anchor storage in the nose has limited space. The fluke fits but is a PITA and the chain hits & dings the edges way too easy.

it all depends what size anchor you buy. I have the larger one and its 6inches by 2 ft came with a bag like Jpetty picture. Mine was the Razzman's.

trayson
09-05-2014, 07:02 PM
With the bag, it fits nicely in most any locker. it's not that thick and the bag is really awesome.

trayson
09-05-2014, 07:06 PM
What is the total length of that folded up? (small size)

And anyone use a chain lead off it like a danforth/fluke style anchor or not required?

Looks like it's about 2' long per the measurements earlier in THIS thread...

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?18209-Box-Anchor&p=181599#post181599

Woody929
09-05-2014, 07:55 PM
I have the small version from Overtons and got like a $32 discount when I ordered it last year. Here are the specs


APPLICATIONS18'-30' Boats
DESCRIPTION19-lb. Small Box Anchor
DIMENSIONS22" x 8.5" x 5" (collapsed)

Whitey
09-06-2014, 09:40 AM
How does the box anchor compare to the hourglass anchor? Has anyone used both?

Woody929
09-06-2014, 10:28 AM
This guy has:
http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=796136

wolfeman131
09-06-2014, 12:31 PM
I love to read wakeworld threads. Kinda like watching a car wreck.

Woody929
09-06-2014, 01:52 PM
I hardly ever go over there, I just googled hourglass vs box anchor and that's what came up