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Old 10-07-2020, 06:57 AM
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Need anchor to hold over night in 300’ of water, typically 4-6’ seas. I think this anchor might be overkill for a 25’ boat but wanted to check in with the THT brain trust.

Should I go smaller or do I really need this much anchor.

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Old 10-07-2020, 06:59 AM
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There's no scale from the picture to tell how big it is but holy crap that thing is in bad shape
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really hard to tell how big that is without something next to it for scale but at that depth, you should be fine. No way you are pulling it off the ground as long as you leave enough scope.

I would be more worried about the condition of it

But bigger the better i would think

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[insert sarcasm font} You'll be fine. In 300' be sure to use at least 450' of "rope". Maybe 475' if the seas get over 6'.
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Agree with above comments on condition - is that one structurally sound? Also, the holding power may also depend on bottom type and another type anchor might hold better than what you have. The best anchor choice is a function of boat size, rode type, bottom type, water depth, and weather conditions.
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Parts of the anchor are flaking off and I'm not sure the chain is trustworthy either.

I'll answer your question with a question, what will happen to you if the anchor failed?
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Originally Posted by swampr View Post
You'll be fine. In 300' be sure to use at least 450' of "rope". Maybe 475' if the seas get over 6'.

Will this work? Figured I’d get 10 packages and tie them end to end. Figured the extra 200’ of rope would hold good, no?



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I think he is pulling our leg...
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Haha now I know he's trolling
Old 10-07-2020, 07:38 AM
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Im sure you will be fine with that setup.
Old 10-07-2020, 07:40 AM
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Remember to use at least one inch of chain for every 10 feet of boat length.
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You need some Marinetex, 5200, 3/4 ton truck and a Freeman build slot, carry on
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A simple overhand knot on each length will be fine. As far as length needed just drop it straight down so 300 feet plus 6 feet for the sea state is all that's needed.
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I think the OP is soliciting offers on an anchor that he pulled up on his last fishing trip. Probably though he had the tog of a lifetime.
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The whole setup is not evenly rusted. That could cause galvanic reactions. You should soak the whole thing in saltwater for a month to even out the rust and then it would be good.
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that anchor is minty....she'll hold. I think Lowes Depo has 50 foot paracord on sale .....I'd check that out
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Originally Posted by Cobia 217 View Post
I think the OP is soliciting offers on an anchor that he pulled up on his last fishing trip. Probably though he had the tog of a lifetime.

Close,

I have a pile of old anchors from my shipwreck diving days behind my garage. During Tautog Season, I keep a plastic tote in the cockpit of my boat to control the rust mess and along with some inexpensive line actually use these junk anchors. Nothing ruins a fun day of Tautog Fishing like discovering at 16:00 in stiff current and building seas that your $500 anchor & rode is fouled on a shipwreck and is not coming back.

In my case if the anchor doesn’t wanna come up, it stays and next trip I pull out another piece of junk. Tautog Season opens this weekend and I was prepping, this anchor looked particularly bad, figured we could share a few laughs with the picture and scenario.......

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No No No in 6' seas that will snap like a tooth pick get 500' 8 plait 5/8" the anchor looks like a F11 Fortress and would be good. The chain should be replaced 15' 1/4" min why would you even want to anchor in 6' seas is beyond me this sounds scammy to me
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This thread is a joke, pulling your legs or wangers or something and is an example of why THT needs to ban some folks to clean up the forum.

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