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Old 08-11-2006, 12:32 PM
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Needed a larger danforth style anchor on short notice and only have a walmart near me. They had one about the right size but it has a full rubber coating. I got it out of desperation but wondering if that rubberized coating will inhibit it from sinking into sand? This is to be a sand anchor for fishing a fast flowing inlet. My other mushrom and river anchors I normally use wouldn't hold last year at this place in going this weekend.
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I've tried one and didn't like it. Didn't dig in as well, and rusted rather quickly with saltwater use. Similar issues with coated chain...
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Mine holds fairly well in sand and mud. Rust hasn't been a problem, but I rinse it pretty good after each trip. I like that the coated chain doesn't scratch the gel coat!

I also like my "Cajun Anchor."
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The coatings are worthless if the underlying metal isn't suitable treated. Which, more often than not, it seems the metals aren't properly coated. Just dunked in vinyl. Even the tiniest crack or opening in the plastic and they corrode right up. Often times leaving rust marks just where you don't want them. Skip the coated stuff.
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The coatings are worthless if the underlying metal isn't suitable treated. Which, more often than not, it seems the metals aren't properly coated. Just dunked in vinyl. Even the tiniest crack or opening in the plastic and they corrode right up. Often times leaving rust marks just where you don't want them. Skip the coated stuff.
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Needed a larger danforth style anchor on short notice and only have a walmart near me. They had one about the right size but it has a full rubber coating. I got it out of desperation but wondering if that rubberized coating will inhibit it from sinking into sand? This is to be a sand anchor for fishing a fast flowing inlet. My other mushrom and river anchors I normally use wouldn't hold last year at this place in going this weekend.
You mean a Danforth Standard Knockoff. I don't think Wmart sells Danforth..

I use a Deepset Danforth and it is a world of a diff in holding power between it and the knockoffs.

Like the rest say, the covered chain rusts promptly and you cannot tell its condition until the rust shows thru. I stick to regular galvanized chain..
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get a REAL Danforth® Hi-Tensile or a Deepset. Period.
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get a REAL Danforth® Hi-Tensile or a Deepset. Period.
I've lost one too many expensive anchors to go down that road again.

Whatever is cheapest and works..so when it's irretreivably hung, I won't feel so bad when I have to cut the rope.
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A little trick for your Danforth style anchor that can save some gel coat. Go to one of the big home stores and get some rubber caps like you put over a chair leg or the end of a crutch. Get the appropriate size and 5200 them to the ends of the bar on you anchor. You know, the ends that always are the first thing to whack you boat when your pulling up anchor in rough water. Cheap and effective. Mine have stayed on for 6 months now and if ZI lose one they are about a buck for a package of 4.
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Other way to coat the anchor stock is the put heat shrink tubing over it or dip in the liquid rubber stuff.
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Or cut a small section of garden hose, if it's too big, make a lengthwise cut and glue it down.
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I put duct tape around the edges of mine. Seems to work, and hasn't come off yet.
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T3rockhall is correct--any of the knock offs are not as good as the origional--be it Danforth, CQR etc. One exception is the Performance anchor by WM--this is an exact copy of the Danforth High Test, which is out of patent. The plastic coated ones are cheap knockoffs, that do not hold well. If you are fouling and loosing anchors, either use a trip line, or a anchor like a graple which has flexiable arms which will bend when you pull it off a wreck or out of rocks. There is no excuse to loose an anchor.

For these other pseudo mushrooms etc--might as well get a concrete block or rock--it is just the weight which is holding you.
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