anchor needed what type do you prefer
I need a new anchor for my sea pro 22WA... So many to choose from
with all the experience in the Northern Neck area ( nomini)where my boat is primarily kept what type of anchor do you believe in..
seachoice claw type
Fluke anchor works for me!
Yes, fluke. Super Hooker, about 9 lb'r should do it. Does the job nicely without having to spend alot. Nothing hurts more than getting a very expensive and beautiful anchor stuck on something and having to cut it loose.
I have a highdollar alum fluke and a cheapo (?) model.. The cheapo works best !!! ( using same line)
One little oystershell and the expensive model is not grabbing or cutting loose!
I had a high dollar Fortress on my boat and it would not hold on sand/shell bottoms. I sold it on Craiglist and got a big, heavy, high strength steel fluke anchor. Hold everytime! Mine stays on a roller mount on the bow, so weight and storage space doesn't come into play. If storage and weight is a factor, the aluminum may work for you.
Fluke here as well. My problem was the anchor that fit inside the locker was too small to hold (I have a Sea Pro too) and the one that held the boat good the shank was too long. I ended up cutting the shank and modifying the angle of the flukes.
I have a danfourth it holds and sets great. the only bad thing I can say is that it is a pain in the butt to remove the bay mud from it. I would imagine a delta would be a lot easier to clean off, and not hold as much muck on it.
I had an aluminum Fortress fluke for my 25 Parker. It was the worst piece of crap I ever had. I kept it as a spare in case my new strong, heavy, steel fluke anchor gets lost. I also have a rebar wreck anchor for the Parker. For my 17CC I just have a small steel fluke and a fold up for a spare. For my Big John I have a small naval, a small fluke, a mushroom, and a sledge hammer head that I welded a ring to. I also have a 35 pound weight lifter disc that I bolted an eye to for fishing in the James River current. I just have a small mushroom for the canoe.
My point is it depends somewhat on the boat and where and how you want to fish. Don't use you best Danforth at the Cell or on the CCBT tunnels 'cause you won't have it very long.
I agree with the fluke as a first choice for my motorboat and Capt Dave makes a great point in the post above!
Another thing to consider in addition to the anchor choice, you need a good length of galvinized chain to go with it--"grabbing" and holding power is a funciton of the anchor, plus chain, plus scope (length of line to anchor).