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Old 07-21-2004, 07:20 AM
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anybody have any experience with this anchor? I have a friend on the west coast with a 45 Cabo that swears by it. We do a lot of anchoring down here for events in crowded areas and I need to stick first time, everytime.

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Old 07-21-2004, 07:21 AM
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sorry - wrong forum - not awake yet...
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Old 07-21-2004, 04:21 PM
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I watched a guy offshore trying to anchor with one of these things this past saturday. I have never seen this type of anchor before. Did you notice i said trying. He NEVER did get a good anchor set. He tried for at lease 45 min. Maybe he was doing something wrong. I dont know. Like i said, this is the first time i saw one of these. I'll never have one.
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Old 07-21-2004, 04:25 PM
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M I C K E Y M O U S E.
All Danforth style anchors swivel both ways, so this buble is completly usless.
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Old 07-21-2004, 05:09 PM
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espcially if it glides down upside down.
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Old 07-21-2004, 07:17 PM
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Or flips over when dragged on uneven srufaces, like rock.
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Old 07-21-2004, 07:27 PM
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Get a fortress. They are a lot lighter and just as strong as a danforth.
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:04 AM
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I've never seen one in person, but it appears that the 'bubble' provides some bouyancy to keep the anchor oriented properly on the drop. So I wouldn't be concerned about it landing upside down.

I use a fortress--lightweight, resistant to fouling, works almost every time in a variety of bottom conditions.
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:24 AM
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It's easy to drop 15' of chain on to an anchor and have it fall to the bottom upside down.
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Old 07-22-2004, 01:42 PM
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I also use the Fortress with 20' of chain. Almost always stick within seconds of it hitting bottom.
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Old 07-22-2004, 06:07 PM
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Thats the problem with the Fortress it holds WHEN it hits bottom who knows when and where that will be due to the fact that its so lite it just floats down its merry way.
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Old 07-22-2004, 06:11 PM
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seadog , you would think that it would hit right after the 20' of chain did, and pretty much in the same place.
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Old 07-22-2004, 06:17 PM
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Thanks for all the comments on the anchor but no one has written that owns one... - my friend has a Cabo 45 that he runs from naples to key west almost every other weekend and swears by this anchor, both for shallow and deep. I was looking for someone in a CC that was using it. It is high quality stainless and the bubble works to keep it in pefect angle on the way down. He says it works especially well in strong current. I think I'll get one as it fits so much better in my windlass/bow roller than a danforth. I'll let you know in a few weeks how it works with 250 feet of line and 30 foot of chain...
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Old 07-22-2004, 06:43 PM
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gersly

Please do a follow up on this anchor as I was also looking into this anchor with the breakaway cam action for wreck fishing. Sea Dad I may not have a full 20 foot of chain but I have a good 15 foot and that dosen't help get my Fortress down any faster in any kind of current. I admit it holds well when it catches but if I need to anchor up on a small piece it becomes very unreliable.
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Old 07-22-2004, 06:55 PM
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you bet! talked to them and have got a custom setup coming:

250 feet of 1/2 inch black line w/ 30 foot of chain

"Captain's Choice" 45ss anchor - low profile - for boats up to 40 foot

we'll see how this works - have a trip to Bimini and the keys in august..lotsa anchoring planned

stay tuned!
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Old 07-22-2004, 07:03 PM
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yes by all means do let us know how it works out.
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