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Old 05-29-2006, 11:43 PM
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I have a 2nd anchor I occassionally use when we anchor on some local islands to keep the boat off the beach.

Wondering if anyone has seen or heard of an anchor bag that I can store this 2nd anchor in, that will also provide some protection for damage to my boat.
Not sure the size, but it's a smaller anchor I used on my old 17' boat. Only about 3' of chain and about 50' of rode.

I have compartments to store is in, just want something to protect against damage.

OR............any other suggestions
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:28 AM
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I keep a wreck anchor, 10 ft of chain, and 150 ft of line in a 5 gallon bucket. For a smaller 2nd anchor, a 3 gallon bucket might do the trick.
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:47 AM
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Bass Pro Shop has zip up bags with padded bottoms for a very good deal at times. That is what I am using.
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:29 AM
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I've used a large heavy canvas boat bag for picnic hook anchors. Cheap, tough and washable when it gets dirty.

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Old 05-30-2006, 10:33 AM
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Perhaps this approach will work for you. We keep our spare - a Danforth 12H - in the bracket. Have 200-feet of rode and 12-feet of chain with a shackle in storage compartment under the V-berth.

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I know this is a very old thread, but I am trying to get some more insight on this issue. I need to get a stern anchor for a 30' Jupiter, and I don't want it to damage my hatches. Does anyone have any good suggestions? Also, anchor suggestions would be welcome. Thanks/
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:43 AM
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Since it's only for a stern anchor, you don't need storm sized ground tackle. I just use a small danforth style with some chain and 100' of 3 strand, and keep it in a canvas bag. The heavy cotton canvas is tough and stops the anchor from scratching anything.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:21 AM
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I have this and it works well for my smaller stern anchor;

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...classNum=50307
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Originally Posted by ocnslr View Post
Perhaps this approach will work for you. We keep our spare - a Danforth 12H - in the bracket. Have 200-feet of rode and 12-feet of chain with a shackle in storage compartment under the V-berth.
A Danforth 12H. Wow, you're a dinosaur. Hehehehe

I have 2 of um. One I've kept and still use as my main anchor since I bought it new 25 years ago, and a nearly new (original) back-up I found on craigslist a couple of years ago. The Danforth 12H (and the "H" series) is without a doubt the best all around boat anchor ever built. I hope yours is one of the older US built ones, and not one of the newer Chinese built ones that give it a bad name as they do not compare to the original H's.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:36 PM
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Nearest to the Danforth H 12 is the Fortress or Guardian. These anchors break down so they store easily in a bag, along with rode and chain.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:20 PM
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I have two suggestions, one is an anchor I love, because you don't need a chain with it, and the second is to use a commercial door mat on the deck of your hatch, rather then a bag. I just bought a large mat and cut it the size of my hatches to keep everything off of the bottom of the hatches, due to moisture, noise, etc. The anchor is, as follows: http://www.seaclawanchors.com/products.html
I have the 12# stainless steel and bronze units, and use them with a 23' light hull.
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I have the AnchorSuits on sale through new years day. $10 off with free shipping

http://shop.coolwaterproducts.com/AnchorSuit_c48.htm
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:15 PM
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I have seen these at the boat show. Anchor jackets I believe they are called
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:55 PM
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yea i would like to know where these "anchor jackets" can b bought
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yea i would like to know where these "anchor jackets" can b bought
sorry, anchor suits

http://www.anchorsuit.com/
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I have the AnchorSuits on sale through new years day. $10 off with free shipping

http://shop.coolwaterproducts.com/AnchorSuit_c48.htm
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