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 Post subject: Anchor Suggestions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:46 am 
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My boat is in the range of 3000+ lbs loaded up.

I have been using 2 fluke anchors and for the most part they work pretty well but require a large scope to set correctly. Usually 5:1 minimum and sometimes 7:1. So if I try to set in 10' of water I am looking at 50-70' of rope to hold and so getting in the right spot can be interesting.

Fluke anchors are very light and work by digging in thus the scope but I've been wondering about getting some heavy anchors, 25-35lbs and seeing if a more vertical drop would hold me. Maybe some Navy Anchors or Mushroom anchors.

Surely there is no one right way and wind speed will be the ultimate factor but just curious what others are doing. The weight of the boat certainly is adding to my struggles but that is not a variable that can be changed right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Anchor Suggestions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:03 pm 
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I always called those fluke anchors a Boston anchor. The ones that have the chain that slides in the O ring have always worked best for me. The bell anchors don’t grab and keep skipping along the bottom.
That’s been my experience. I use it on a pontoon boat so it catches a lot of air.


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 Post subject: Re: Anchor Suggestions
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 2:59 pm 
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Use a Mercury


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