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Anchor for Sx190 that fits in factory anchor box

Chucksx190

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The yamaha anchor that came with the boat will only hold the boat if its a calm day. If there is any current or wind it will not hold my boat at all. Im looking for suggestions on anchors that will hold this boat with some current and wind and also fit in the storage box. Im in the gulf so mostly anchoring in and around sand bars in sand. Thanks for any any help you can give.
 

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The yamaha anchor that came with the boat will only hold the boat if its a calm day. If there is any current or wind it will not hold my boat at all. Im looking for suggestions on anchors that will hold this boat with some current and wind and also fit in the storage box. Im in the gulf so mostly anchoring in and around sand bars in sand. Thanks for any any help you can give.
I used a danforth anchor. Had to cut the 2 ends to get it to fit back into the holders and modify the bottom of the locker for the length of the bar. Make sure to used 6' of chain.
 

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I used a danforth anchor. Had to cut the 2 ends to get it to fit back into the holders and modify the bottom of the locker for the length of the bar. Make sure to used 6' of chain.
That looks just like the one that came with the boat but mine wont hold. It has about 6' of chain on it also. does getting the name brand make a difference?
 

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That looks just like the one that came with the boat but mine wont hold. It has about 6' of chain on it also. does getting the name brand make a difference?
Name brand? No. I meant it as that type of anchor. These have been used, what seems like, forever. They work and they're great for the price. There are better anchors out there but this type work well for me.
 

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Name brand? No. I meant it as that type of anchor. These have been used, what seems like, forever. They work and they're great for the price. There are better anchors out there but this type work well for me.
Thanks. This is my first boat in the ocean. lakes were easier to find anchors that hold. Cooper makes a great anchor, I use them for my 2 jetskis just not sure if there large one would be enough for this boat.
 

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Mine is a LARGE Danforth with 6 feet of chain and 30 feet of rode, I keep it in the ski locker, forget the bow compartment, that's for a stern anchor.....
 
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Thanks. This is my first boat in the ocean. lakes were easier to find anchors that hold. Cooper makes a great anchor, I use them for my 2 jetskis just not sure if there large one would be enough for this boat.
I used a danforth type anchor w/4' of chain to hold my Seadoo GTX and Seadoo GTS. Placed it in the front storage compartment. Worked great!! Now I've used it with all my water craft.

The only other one I'd consider is a Mantus Anchor. They don't require any chain (I'd still put some on anyways) but they're on the pricey side. The other drawback is the amount of space required for storage.

Good luck!
 

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I have the Danforth that came with the boat and 8'of chain. Never broke free from the bottom.
 

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On rough water the Danforth Anchor works best with a rope to depth ratio of 5:1. (though you often get away with somewhat less). Thus in 20' of water 100' of rope works best because a strong vertical force will dislodge the anchor. It has an arm which usually makes around a 30 degree angle you want the force to move along that axis.
 

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I've had excellent success with this anchor from Bass pro.

Bass Pro Shops Navy Anchor | Bass Pro Shops

Holds my 190 well even in high winds. I don't have tides to deal with, so unsure on that front. Bottoms for me are typically muddy or rocky. Usually use a 2.5-3:1 scope. No chain. Fits in the bow anchor locker nicely.
 

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Thanks everyone. 2kwik4u what weight did you go with?
 

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The Fortress Guardian G-5 fits but needs a slight trim.
 
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