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BigKahuna

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That's a better price than I paid back in 2008! Make sure you post a pic after painting it black......
 

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Mud bottom on our lake so we use a mushroom. Works good for us.
My lake is muddy/sandy too...wondering about a digger anchor for the bow and then a mushroom for the stern if needed on windy days
 
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Check out the Digger anchor. Had it for 12 yrs now. Has been excellent everywhere we have ever anchored. Doesn't need a chain and only a 2 to 1 ratio.....
What are you attaching to your digger, since there is no chain? 3/8" docking line tied to the end? Seems like im missing something here
 

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My lake is muddy/sandy too...wondering about a digger anchor for the bow and then a mushroom for the stern if needed on windy days
I thought about two as well. I used to try to have our boat directly over the anchor but the boat would just spin in circles. I learn if I let a lot of line out at angle the boat wouldn’t spin. Even in high winds.
 

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What are you attaching to your digger, since there is no chain? 3/8" docking line tied to the end? Seems like im missing something here
First I have an anchor rope that is pre spliced with a stainless steel thimble. This thimble is installed on a stainless steel shackle that then is attached to the top of the Digger anchor. A strong proven system I've had since 2008.
 

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First I have an anchor rope that is pre spliced with a stainless steel thimble. This thimble is installed on a stainless steel shackle that then is attached to the top of the Digger anchor. A strong proven system I've had since 2008.

My existing has a short chain with s/s shackle to anchor. I’m going to let it as is and just hook the digger to it. I know Digger says you don’t need it, but I’m sure it’s not an issue having it either. If I didn’t already have it, I‘d have what you have and be plenty satisfied.
 

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Those of you using shackles, I would highly advise using a zip tie on it to prevent the "screw" from coming loose. Either that, or religiously check it for tightness each and every time you use it.
 

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My lake is muddy/sandy too...wondering about a digger anchor for the bow and then a mushroom for the stern if needed on windy days
Yup we have the Digger in the front and a Chene anchor for the rear. We use it when other boats are relatively close and don't want the pendulum effect. http://www.cheneanchor.com/
 

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Thanks for the recommendation.
You're welcome! Our rear anchor was sold with our boat last spring. So this one replaced it. I like this one because of it's relatively compact size but big bite. This anchor doesn't require a chain either. Walmart.com had the best price.
 
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