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Small Box Anchor

Discussion in 'Pontoon Forum' started by kaydano, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. kaydano

    kaydano Well-Known Member

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    My small box anchor came by FedEx today!

    Who the hell made the decision to call this thing "small"???
     
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    :p I thought the same thing, but it still stores easier than a danforth, and works well.

    I use it for my bow anchor and the freebie danforth for my stern anchor.
     
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    Does it work on oyster shells???
     
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    BigKahuna Well-Known Member

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    Dimensions?
     
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    rodsfields Well-Known Member

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    Don’t know about oyster shells but it works on bottom of the ICW very well, which is mostly sand. Because of the design I would think the 4 teeth would be able to grab onto a shell bed also. It definitely sets up quickly in the sand
     
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    I know what your Saying I use a "Small" for the front of the boat and a "Baby" ( thats what they should call the small for the rear of the boat when we double anchor
     
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    Make sure you use lock-tight on the shackle threads that connects both the rod to the box anchor & on the other end to your anchor rope. Lots of posts from people who lost theirs because the shackles came unscrewed. I did for mine & no issues so far
     
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  8. kaydano

    kaydano Well-Known Member

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    Good point!
     
  9. kaydano

    kaydano Well-Known Member

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    10 inches on the outside of each leg of the box.
     
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    So 10x10? Not bad guess.....
     
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    Yes BK but it folds up to be a straight and fits easily in my smaller curved front seat
     
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    My "baby" box anchor is on the bottom of Lake Cumberland because of a shackle unscrewing.
     
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    mbhenry1955 Well-Known Member

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    This is what we use
    667DEBD2-9938-4A68-998F-C03701CFB0EA.jpeg
     
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    We are new Bennington Pontoon owners We will be picking it up from dealer in a few days. What Anchor should I buy for a 22 ft Pontoon?
     
  15. rodsfields

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    First see if the dealer will throw one in for you. At a minimum it will be a good stern anchor. You also will need to select your anchor depending on what you’re anchoring on (ie sandy, mud bottom, rocks). The weight won’t be too much for a 22 ft.

    I got the small box anchor primary for my 22 footer, anchoring in sand on the intracoastal. And it folds for easier storage.
     
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    Renegade34 Well-Known Member

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    I've never owned a box anchor but I've had great results with the Richter anchor. It's always held very well in a wide variety of bottom types. I have the 25lb.


    anchor.jpg
     
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  17. kaydano

    kaydano Well-Known Member

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    That looks easy to pull out..
     

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