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I am heading up fir the first time and wondering what is the best anchor to use that will keep you still? Thanks for any suggestions

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holmsvc

I have a Panther WaterSpike and it holds my boat just fine.

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Ballyhoo

Any kind of of a fluke style anchor that digs into the bottom. I also have a waterspike and it works good. The Richtor anchor is also good. You want one that you can pull backwards on to get it out of the bottom. A small section of chain on the anchor helps and also at least 100' of rope. Rule of thumb on rope length is 3:1. You typically don't need all of that but I have seen instances where it was needed depending on wind or current.

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Sorgy

the best way to hold a 17 footer is with 2 28 lb navy anchors off the bow(1 tied to each cleat up front. In the wind those of us running 2 large anchors were holding in Sunday mornings wind. We could not hold it with 1 28 lb anchor and lots of line.

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agkimm

two anchors is pretty serious! thanks for the info.

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Meat-Run

Umm we struggled w two anchors so make sure to bring an extra and highly recommend 100' rope.

MR

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DTro

two anchors is pretty serious!

well no, in rivers not really. smile

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vman11

I have a Panther WaterSpike and it holds my boat just fine.

I agree with this. I can't justify 56 lbs of anchors in my boat when I can throw a 10 lb water spike anchor with chain over the side.

Holds a Lund Fisherman 1700 with 125 Merc & kicker in all currents and wind.

http://boatanchortypes.com/water-spike-anchors-system/

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volksdriver

quote=vman11]

I agree with this. I can't justify 56 lbs of anchors in my boat when I can throw a 10 lb water spike anchor with chain over the side.

Holds a Lund Fisherman 1700 with 125 Merc & kicker in all currents and wind.

http://boatanchortypes.com/water-spike-anchors-system/

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Northlander

After doing the Rainy River for many many years in all kinds of crazy weather the best anchor I used up there was a Digger Anchor with a richtor being a close second. The Richtor has 6' of coated chain on it. Both are easy to get back in the boat. there are just some times a anchor has to have some weight to hold you right where you want so I get the heaviest I can. I need the work out anyways. wink

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Sackett

I've got a 40lb claw that I've attached about 20lbs of chain. Not messing around when using this, I could hold during The Perfect Storm.

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Surface Tension

I saw a lot of boats break loose Sunday with the wind.

Used water spikes in the past and they've held pretty good.

Last weekend we used a 30 lb river anchor w/ 8' of heavy chain. It never failed us even with a drift sock off the leeward gunnel.

I wasn't fun to pull up though smile

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