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Date:12/20/2008 Time: 12:45:54 AM      

I have a friend which has a 33 searay and it has a light aluminum anchor.  Every time he goes to anchor the boat off, they keep dragging along and never really get it securly anchored.  On my boat we have a more normal and heavier anchor.  We can usually get anchored securly in about 2-3 minutes.  I mean all we have to do is drop it, and give it a goose in reverse and we're set.  While both anchors are danforth anchors, he still insists that the aluminum one will work. 

Is there anyone out there which has ever had any luck with these aluminum anchors?  I think the reason they have it is that it came with the boat.  Or that they wanted a lighter anchor which was easier for his wife to let down and get back up. 

This is his boat...

This is my boat

Even my old boat had a normal steel danforth anchor.  It didn't even have an chain anchor rode on it.  I took it off so it would would better with the windlass and rope locker.  So even without the chain on the rode, it worked just fine.  So the moral of the story, steel anchors work and aluminum anchors don't in my opinion.


Comment From: ron

What makes the big difference is achoring procedure, no matter how heavy the anchor is, if its not deployed in such a way that the anchor can set, it usually won't. That beeing said, it's possible to anchor with poor technique if there are other helpfull factors such as a heavy anchor that tends to dig in better, the best style of anchor for the bottom conditions, a portion of chain attached to the anchor, the correct amount of scope and so on. There are parts of the world where a large stone attached with rope is the common practice.  alluminum anchors are good because a larger anchor can be used. The holding power is a result of the anchor beeing buried, the larger the anchor the more holding power. Chain can be more important then the weight of the  anchor, because it copletely changes the angle of pull, helping the anchor bury itself and not allowing the rode to pull at such a angle to pull the anchor free at the wrong time. The best thing is to be sure anchoring is done correctly. I have dumped my oversized anchor and 100ft. of all chain in 9ft of water with no luck because all ther chain ended up in a pile on top of the anchor instead of deploying slowly wile in reverse. Great equipment could not compensate for my bad technique, so I dragged. Be sure you have the correct size anchor, some chain is VERY important, and can make a huge difference in setting and holding, enough rode to put out 7to1 scope counting the distance from the serface of the water to your bow, and correct technique. I use a aluminum anchor for my 40ft express cruiser, and its larger then the normal size, but weighs about the same. Ron

Date:12/20/2008 Time: 12:27:32 PM      

Well, I found the solution, I found a steel danforth anchor someone was selling for about $100 bucks.  I offered them $50 and they took it.  Not sure if the size is right.  If anything it's going to be too big for his boat.  Might even be too big for my boat as well. I'm going to size it up with my boat and see how it looks.   If it's too big maybe I'll trade it in somewhere for a smaller one that will work on my boat or his. I just hope he likes it.  I think that the fact that they'll be able to set their anchor in minutes versus all the tries they always seemed to do will make it all the better.  I'll show a pic of it later.


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