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Anchor sizing

I just bought a 2008 Hurricane Sundeck 22 foot and it didn't come with an anchor.  

Any advice on size and type that works best for this size boat?

Thanks

Lance

Comments

  • skibum
    skibum Member Posts: 56 ✭✭
    Anchor size and type is mostly dependent on the bottom structure of the lake or river you frequently visit. I personally use a chene type anchor and hope to catch a log or submerged brush. So far mine has worked under those circumstances.
  • cjjjdeck
    cjjjdeck Northern NJMember, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭
    I also have a Chene anchor (I went with the largest size, the price difference wasn't that much over the smaller sizes) and I use it on muddy and weedy bottom and its been working great.
    2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
    2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

  • TimKLL
    TimKLL Member Posts: 48 ✭✭
    I have a 22' also. On my BiL's recommendation (has the same boat) I bought this:
    http://fortressanchors.com/selection-guide/fortress?Length=16&Unit=Feet  (multiple online sources) I was a little taken aback when it came because of how light it is, but it has really dug in & I have been very pleased with how it has held on a sand bottom.

    Because we knew we'd be making trips to areas with other type bottoms I bought the 25 lb version of this http://www.richteranchors.com/ and have it set up to change out quickly on the bow with this type of stainless steel connector http://www.atlweldingsupply.com/18-Chain-Quick-Link-Connector_p_4465.html, but have it set up mostly as a 2nd stern anchor for use at the crowded sandbar to keep from swinging.
    2015 Hurricane Sundeck 2200 DC OB, Yamaha F200
  • cjjjdeck
    cjjjdeck Northern NJMember, Moderator Posts: 1,872 ✭✭✭✭
    I like the design of that Richter anchor.  One of the reasons I chose the Chene was that it was able to fit through my anchor locker door.  I originally bought a Danforth anchor, but I couldn't get it to fit into the anchor locker.

    Does the Richter fit in your anchor locker?
    2012 SD237 I/O Mercruiser 5.0L MPI ECT/ Bravo 3
    2012 Load Rite Elite Tandem axle trailer

  • TimKLL
    TimKLL Member Posts: 48 ✭✭
    Not with just a drop in.  I have to drop part-way in and then tilt it a bit.  The flukes stick out just enough to make that necessary. But it does fit.
    2015 Hurricane Sundeck 2200 DC OB, Yamaha F200
  • TimKLL
    TimKLL Member Posts: 48 ✭✭
    Oh, and the smaller Fortress fits great, just the right width for the grips in the locker.
    2015 Hurricane Sundeck 2200 DC OB, Yamaha F200