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Anchors for southern lakes?

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Hey All,

Looking for a new anchor. Actually bought a new box anchor thanks to that DAMN Overtons 40% off coupon ;), and now I'm wondering if that was the best choice.

What are you guys using here in the south besides that standard Danforth Anchors? I have a shore spike too but haven't used it yet this year. I boat in GA, AL.
 

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I would think you would be very happy with a Mantas anchor. @farrelltravis would be the guy to contact to get a great deal. I'm assuming your lakes are mud and clay with sand thrown in for good measure. Your shore spike will be great when you go to a beach to hold your stern to the shore.
 

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Hey All,

Looking for a new anchor. Actually bought a new box anchor thanks to that DAMN Overtons 40% off coupon ;), and now I'm wondering if that was the best choice.

What are you guys using here in the south besides that standard Danforth Anchors? I have a shore spike too but haven't used it yet this year. I boat in GA, AL.

Box should work great in mud and weeds. In my experience it hold great in anything but fine sand with a current.
 

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Hey All,

Looking for a new anchor. Actually bought a new box anchor thanks to that DAMN Overtons 40% off coupon ;), and now I'm wondering if that was the best choice.

What are you guys using here in the south besides that standard Danforth Anchors? I have a shore spike too but haven't used it yet this year. I boat in GA, AL.
I have heard good things about the box anchor. I always had good luck on Allatoona with the Danforth. It holds really well if you know how to set it.
 

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I had great luck with the Box Anchor on my 23 footer. With the 24 footer, if there's a bit of wind, I've noticed is has slipped. This is with the "small" that's suppose to be enough for my boat. Since I have some chain around, I'm going to give that a try this summer and see if that helps hold it down. If not, then I may change over to a Mantus.

Definitely ditch the Danforth as more people seem to have problems with them then success...
 

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I have one of these and it actually does really well in our lakes here that are predominantly clay/mud/nastiness.
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I have heard good things about the box anchor. I always had good luck on Allatoona with the Danforth. It holds really well if you know how to set it.
Thanks @MattFX4 , Yeah I've had ok luck with the Danforth down here on the south side but its been inconsistent and thought I would try something different and see how it went.

Thanks everyone too. Sometimes Anchors can be a personal thing. Was just trying to get an idea of options.
 

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I have one of these and it actually does really well in our lakes here that are predominantly clay/mud/nastiness.
Thanks @MattFX4 , Yeah I've had ok luck with the Danforth down here on the south side but its been inconsistent and thought I would try something different and see how it went.
My boat came with a galvanized Danforth style anchor. I added 100' of 3/8th rode, 5' of 5/16th chain and an anchor buddy. This worked ok in lakes and in the Bahamas. I had one of those river anchors for the stern.

Then in 2016 I bought a Fortress FX-7 and swapped it onto the same setup that I used with the Danforth. The Mantus had a lot of consideration but would not fit in my anchor locker. The FX-7 was amazing on local lakes and in the Bahamas. So much so that I bought a second for the stern. I gave away a river anchor, might have a second on the shelf and sold the box anchor that I had on the shelf.
 

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The FX-7 was amazing on local lakes
I use a Fortress FX-16 as my rear anchor on our Sea Ray. It's lightweight and easy to handle and digs in and holds really well in the Texoma sand.
 

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I always just used a river anchor with about 6 foot of chain and about 75' of rope. Rarely need that much. I put out the bow and backed slowly until it caught and threw out the stern. No issues even when we went down to Savannah and anchored.
 

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I use a 17lb Richter style anchor with 6ft of chain. I thought it might be a little small for my 24 footer but it hasn't slipped yet. And it fits in the anchor locker, if you have a dremel tool. :)
 

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I urge you to watch the Mantus testing videos on our website below. When you see them, they are almost hard to believe how good they work. Then, if you pull the trigger and get a Mantus and use it you will become a believer. The Mantus anchors are truly incredible. If I didn't believe they weren't the best anchor on the market today, I wouldn't sell them. You will not be dissapointed. Feel to browse our website at www.GetAGripAnchors.com

Happy boating!
 

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Fortress Guardian. Lightweight aluminum and effective if you use a leader chain. Never failed me and I own two of them. One for each boat. I used stainless steel chain from McMaster Carr for the leader.
 

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I have a Mantus I love, light quick set. I use it in shallower water. I use my small box anchor in really deep water only because I don’t need to put out as much line.
 
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