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eyes'

We just got a new ranger 618VS and was wondering what kind of anchor it will take.. Any ideas??? Thanks...

[This message has been edited by eyes' (edited 04-26-2004).]

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musky hunter

I think the Richter style of anchor would suit you well.

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18 inch Crappie

Ricther is the was to go, I bought 2 18lb's at Gander they had 20% in there AD a couple weeks ago. Saved $10 ea

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92python

If you have the space to store it, try a Waterspike style anchor. They hold well on rocks, are fairly light, and are easy to dislodge.

I have a digger anchor now....no good.

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dfv87

I ordered a guidemaster anchor, looks good but I haven't tried one myself. Have a buddy that swears by them. Of course he swears alot!

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protrapper

I jad a Digger it was a piece of junk. Got a Waterspike now. Good anchor. Make sure you put a least 3 feet or more of chain on the end of your rope.

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eyes'

How heavy of a waterspike would you guys recommend? Thanks for all the info...

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Finlander

What difference does the chain make?

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Dennis Steele

The chain adds wieght to the front of the anchor allowing it to dig in better.It also acts as a 'shock" absorber.THat is that the when the boat is pulled tight against the anchor it first has to lift the chain from the bottom,reducing the jarring effect against the anchor.
I have a water spike for my lake boat.
Water spikes are great for lakes but you have to use a lot of line.I think its like 6 feet of line for every foot of depth.In flowing water they do not perform well as it is tough to get them positioned correctly.The current usually blows the anchor behind the boat while trying to set it,and you need so much rope to set it that the current makes your boat swing too much.For flowing water I have Richter,and if needed for extreme conditions,a monster anchor much like the Richter that will give you a back ache. smile.gif

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analyzer

Someone recommended a Richter or Pro Anchor to me... I bought the Richter and it has already paid dividends.

It was funny; I went out on the St.Croix on Wednesday night. The first place we anchored was up stream a hundred yards from the bayport nsp power plant... right under the power lines. When I pulled up the richter it seemed a little heavy... WEll, there was a 15 lb navy anchor and 40ft of rope with it!!!

The next place we anchored was out 40 yards from the willow river dam on the wisconsin side. I hesitated to anchor, as I have fished there many times and know there is some kind of cable down there. Well, sure enough, when i went to pull up the anchor, I could pull it up 6 ft or so...AND that's it. It was hooked on something down there that wouldn't let it go. Then I remembered with this particular anchor you can drive past it and pull from the "other" notch in the anchor.... up it came!! Yeeee HAAA. Any other anchor, and I would've been cut'n the rope, or going swimming.

LOVE it already.

And wednesday was really windy, and that baby held everywhere.

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