Anchor for use in Puget Sound

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  1. silez

    silez Newbie

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    Hello

    I've been researching anchors for use in the North Puget Sound and have come up with nothing conclusive. What do you guys use? Is it a Bruce or "Bruce Style" claw anchor or a Danforth fluke style? Plow?

    During my research I have learned that "everyone" has the "best" anchor.

    This will be used on a 24 foot osprey.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nexus-Wanderer

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    I have a 24 foot North River with a Danforth and it works well. Two years ago with a strong wind out of the south I caught a crab pot line in the prop just south of Hat Island in Padilla Bay. That anchor kept me off the beach long enough to clear the mess in some shitty conditions.

    Whatever you get make sure you can deploy it quickly and you have plenty of chain and line. I carry thirty feet of chain and 200 feet of line and I am not convinced that I have enough line.
     
  3. Spring Fever

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    We've used a bruce for anchoring in the straits for several years and have been super impressed. 28' boat in very heavy current and we've never moved once. Sticky as hell. 30' of good heavy chain and you're golden. And depending on how you intend to pull your anchor, the bruce works well with the scotsman ring.
     
  4. Tower Todd

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    Plow works excellent
     
  5. North River

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    I've got a 14lb Delta with 30' of 1/4" chain and 600' of rode.
     
  6. Fireball

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    what size rode are you using? 1/2"? Thanks
     
  7. North River

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    Its 3/8".
     
  8. Tiderunner85

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    14lb Delta with 25' chain and 400' of 3/8" rode works great for me
     
  9. Stryker20

    Stryker20 Subtle as a Hand Grenade

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    Ask anyone........

    A pipe jig and a couple hundred yards of 80lb braid will anchor your ass pretty well.
     
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  10. Ducky Duckworth

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    I don't have a Windless. Last week we had a hell of a time breaking lose the anchor then lifting it to the surface. I have 25 ft of chain on a 22 lb Rocna. What is the preferred method to lift an anchor in 150 ft of water while fighting wind and tide?
     
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    Scotsman ring in my opinion.
     
  12. fshnfool56

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    Orvilles EZ puller
     
  13. Glad Wrap

    Glad Wrap I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    A few companies make these type. Put the boat in gear, throttle up and the boat pulls the anchor up. The anchor will be pulled up to the chain.

    ipo_anchorlift_puller_with_red_bouy.jpg
     
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  14. TexMojoII

    TexMojoII Well, Shit!

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    Vance has been trying to sell his anchor for awhile in the classifieds, youcan probably make a good deal. Please. Lol
     
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    Same thing I use.
     
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  16. LipRipR

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    That columbia river anchor pulller Aka: Ez
    puller is what I've used for over 20 years with a Bruce/plow.

    Great system.... They work for crab/shrimp pots too.

    I use a quick disconnect for/on the ball so it can be removed/installed.


    Iis it FUCKING TIME YET?
     
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  17. A Lawson 11 lb claw holds me just fine. I didn't drift 1 foot last weekend when I anchored in 130 feet with 4 foot rollers near Dungeness spit. I gave up on Danforths, in my opinion they suck.
     
  18. tambs

    tambs Yo BD! Color Screens-Invented Mid '50s. Jus sayin.

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    Voice activated windlass. "Junior, grab that line and don't stop pulling until I tell you!".
     
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  19. ledbed6b

    ledbed6b I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have heard good things about the mantus anchors
     
  20. LndShrk

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    I run a Lewmar claw anchor. Mine is 16lbs (Overkill for my boat I used an 11lb for years and it worked fine) It is quick to set and holds like a dream.

    It holds so well that when the current is really blowing it will pull the buoy under.

    I also use the above mentioned anchor lift.
     

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