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13' sport - anchor
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posted 03-12-2004 09:24 AM ET (US)
I have recently purchased a 2003 13' sport. I am wondering what size and type anchor, rode, line, etc. to provide. I know the anchor storage well is relatively small. I will be using the boat primarily on a small lake, but occasionally will take it out on L.I. Sound.
posted 03-13-2004 07:04 PM ET (US)
I use an 8# mushroom anchor w/ 3/8" nylon rope (Wal-Mart) on my 2003 130 Sport. Works great. ;)
posted 03-13-2004 07:28 PM ET (US)
Mushrooms are very heavy for their small holding power.
I'd get a five pound Danforth (a smaller one if they made
posted 03-14-2004 12:27 PM ET (US)
For 15 years we used a 3-lb Danforth with 3-4' of chain and about 25' of 3/8" three strand nylon for our 1963 13' Sport. That was adequate for 98% of the anchoring we did on Great Peconic Bay on Long Island. We had an additional 100' of 3/8" that we could shackle into the eye of the first anchor rode. We rarely anchored in more than 10' of water, mostly 3-5'.
How are you going to use your anchor? Lunch hook in a sheltered, sandy area, 3-5' deep or pulled up onto the beach? Use the lighter anchor & shorter line. There's no real sense in keeping several hundred feet of line in your locker or on deck if you only use it 2% of the time (and then you have to neatly coil it each time). Or will you use it in an exposed anchorage with fairly decent waves coming in? In that case, the 5-pounder, more chain, and longer line are called for.
posted 03-15-2004 08:12 AM ET (US)
I've used the same 5-lb Danforth on 2 13's, my 15, and my former Montauk Never had it slip or drag in over 25 years...
posted 03-15-2004 05:13 PM ET (US)
Thanks to all who responded to the 13 sport anchor question.
posted 03-16-2004 12:55 PM ET (US)
4.4-pound Horizon Claw with the chain/rope rode that Chuck mentioned. Fits nicely in the anchor well, doesn't hang up on kelp too bad and it's only $20.
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