Moderated Discussion Areas
  ContinuousWave: Whaler Repairs/Mods
  Anchor for a '67 13 Sport

Post New Topic  Post Reply
search | FAQ | profile | register | author help

Author Topic:   Anchor for a '67 13 Sport
flyfisher1771 posted 03-23-2004 11:30 PM ET (US)   Profile for flyfisher1771   Send Email to flyfisher1771  
Any recommendations on an anchor for this boat. Will be primarily anchoring on the Charles River in Boston (no current, soft bottom) and occassionally off a beach on Cape Cod. I don't think a Danforth will fit in the bow locker. Any experience with a river or mushroom anchor out there? Thanks


Mumbo Jumbo posted 03-24-2004 12:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mumbo Jumbo  Send Email to Mumbo Jumbo     
Try one of the Bruce style claw anchors. West and BoatUS sell them. I think the brand is Horizon. I use the 2.2 kilogram model on my 1972 13' and it fits in the bow compartment. It is all you will need for your 13' in anything but storm conditions. I recommend 3' of 3/16" chain but it is not required unless you have an abrasion problem (coral, etc.).
lucky 13 posted 03-24-2004 01:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for lucky 13  Send Email to lucky 13     
I used a folding anchor for my 13. The Danforth is the best anchor but it will not fit in the bow locker. Whenever I needed a good anchor I always put a larger Danforth in a crate in the back of the boat. But for non-critical use I used one like this one pictured at the bottom of this webpage.
beachboy posted 03-24-2004 08:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for beachboy  Send Email to beachboy     
I have a 69 13' and I gto a friend to make mine. It doesnt fit in the bow locker or anything but you can anchor anywhere. Yes I mean anywhere(to an extent). If you can weld get a 15-20" peice stainless steel about 1" diameter and 5 ss pieces of rods segments. Then weld together. There ahsnt been one time I couldnt hold and I have been in current that could dorwned somebody. I think you might be able to buy this somewhere I remeber seeing it but dont know where.
Mumbo Jumbo posted 03-25-2004 12:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mumbo Jumbo  Send Email to Mumbo Jumbo     
Here is the link for the Simpson claw anchor -not Horizon as I mistakenly stated in my first repy– I use on my 13 Whaler.

The 4.4 pound model is all you need for a 13 Whaler. Folding anchors and grapples are not trustworthy and one would be ill-advised to anchor near surf with either type.

Post New Topic  Post Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | RETURN to ContinuousWave Top Page

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Freeware Version 2000
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.