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njboland posted 07-06-2002 02:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for njboland   Send Email to njboland  
Greetings All and belated Happy 4th!.
I was wondering if there is a genaral consensus of the best type, weight, etc of anchor for general use for a 17' Montauk. The one that came with mine (purchased used) is a lightweight fluke type with a ring that slides up and down the shaft that is not solid, but, made or 3/8" or so bar. Thanks in advance. Nick
kamml posted 07-06-2002 08:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamml  Send Email to kamml     
I use a 6lb danforth style anchor for my Montauk, it has 5'of steel chain and 150' of 3/8 rope. It hold fine in 25' of water, up-tide or down. To go any deeper and have any security it would probably be better to have more line to get a better scope angle on the anchor. I anchor on soft sand most of the time so the Danforth is probably the right one for me. I expect you have a Danforth style, v shaped flukes, with a traveling line ring, this enables you to put a reverse angle on the times for easier removal when they are stuck. Of course you may have a navy anchor style, as it has flukes, but a great deal more weight. Ken
Jay A posted 07-06-2002 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jay A    
njboland: I have a 21'Seapro with a 9 lb Danforth along with 5' of chain,however I also have an anchor similar to your descrition. It's a Hooker Quick-Set 6 lb anchor with the same chain set-up. I use the "Hooker" most of the time because it's easy to retrieve. Here in my area (Gloucester,Ma) we have all types of bottom,sand,gravel,rocky and muddy. I also have used a 5 lb Danforth on my 13' Whaler and on several occasions had 4 or 5 other boats "rafted" to mine with no problem.
Eric posted 07-08-2002 10:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eric  Send Email to Eric     
I've got a Guardian (aluminum) G7, with 8 feet of chain and 300 feet of 3/8 inch rode. These are really good anchors, rated to a 22 foot boat. It's over kill for ground tackle in my area, but I bought it while prepping for a Keys trip. Only problem is this anchor won't fit in the locker of a 16 foot hull and it's too good an anchor to take a hacksaw to. I don't carry it unless I'm headed offshore, when it travels in a dairy crate. It'll work fine when I do my Outrage upgrade (dream on, Eric).
Eric posted 07-08-2002 10:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eric  Send Email to Eric     
Not that I don't carry an anchor otherwise: Danforth with 6 feet of chain, 75 feet of rode (planning to replace with 150 feet).
Tom W Clark posted 07-08-2002 10:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
I use a 10 pound Danforth style anchor with 15' of 1/4" chain and 150' of 3/8" nylon. I used this on my Montauks but also on my Outrage 18.

The best anchor is the biggest one you can get to fit inboard.

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