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Mugsaway

Anchor size

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Huh...was out on Mille Lacs today and found out my anchors are too small. I have 2 richtor anchors and I couldn't stay in one spot without drifting.

I have an Alumacraft Navigator 175 sport. Any advice on what size anchors I would need?

Thanks,

Troy

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how much line was out? i can imagine it was quite choppy out there today. i was on chisago and it was wavy. they say 3 feet to 6 feet of line for every foot of water. so 30 feet deep would be 90 to 180 feet of line. i had this problem in my 17 foot ranger and found that going to the 6 feet of line per foot helped. i have on of those fluke anchors that doesnt weigh much but digs itself way in. very different than the richter so i dont know how heavy to go. just puttin out what ive used. a chain will also help the anchor lay down more. i can imagine on a day like today though you would need a lot of weight to stay still.

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get a fork anchor and you will have never have a problem agian

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I agree, a fork anchor will solve most issues. It has the two pieces on the sides that digs in, which are shaped liked spikes with the middle piece attached to the rope. Just be careful around rocks.

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yeah. thats what i have.also called a water spike correct? the rope attaches to a ring that slides up and down. if you get stuck you drive past the anchor to hopefully dislodge it? i have noticed though that on muddy bottoms you have to have a lot of line out in windy conditions.

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Fork or water spike anchors are fairly lightweight anchors that hook the bottom with the two flanges that stick out on each side of the anchor. You definitely need to have a large amount of line out to make these work.

I prefer a heavy river anchor. 35 lbs with six feet of very heavy chain on it. You still need the proper amount of anchor line out.

Richter anchors also work well but you also need to have the right amount of line out. The 6 ft. per foot of water is a good guide line. A heavy chain on the Richter is also a good idea.

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i have a 20lb navy style anchor and use it on a 1800 pro-v and have really never had a problem holding in 2-4 ft rollers if out on either milac's or lake of the woods in oct. it all comes down to rope out and 4 to 5 ft of chain to keep anchor from coming up as boat moves in the waves up and down..you must have ur anchor line at a 45 degree angle so this doesnt happen..i have heard nothing but good things about richter anchors and am told that is the preference of most professional fisherman on the circuit if they choose to anchor..and i think weight of anchor is not as important as how u set it up and use it with the rope u let out..i myself would not want to pull up a 35-40lb anchor off bottom everytime!!!!!

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Im guessing you have very small Richters?

Get a good 35# Richter plus with 6' of coated chain and at least 120' of rope and you should do ok. Best anchoring system I have found. I carry mine in a milk crate.

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Im guessing you have very small Richters?

Get a good 35# Richter plus with 6' of coated chain and at least 120' of rope and you should do ok. Best anchoring system I have found. I carry mine in a milk crate.

I think you mean 25# as that is the largest they make that I know of. But I agree, I have a 25# with 6' coated chain and with the proper amount of line out will hold my 20.5' glass boat in anything.

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Ya I must have got 35# on the head after reading the posts above mine. I have no problems with my 25# Richter. If I cant hold with that I probably shouldnt be out in that water.

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I have no problems with my 25# Richter. If I cant hold with that I probably shouldnt be out in that water.

Agreed!

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