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Danforth D4400 Anchor

A few minutes ago, I traded an old 3-piece kedge of 57 lbs for a brand new Danforth D4400 anchor. I have searched the web now for about 40 minutes without find a trace of information on the anchor. It is about 54" high, 41" wide, and has 30" flukes. A rough guess puts the weight around 80 or 90 pounds, but I didn't weigh it, just tossed it into the truck. I did, however, measure it.

My boat is a schooner of 22 to 24 thousand pounds, and I'm thinking of it as a storm anchor with 50' of 1/2" chain and 200' of 1" nylon.

I would appreciate any information on this anchor, or a site that had actual figures.

Thanx, Hawk
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Hi Hawkeye,

The nearest I've been able to find is the deepset II 4000: http://www.danforthanchors.com/

Perhaps yours is an earlier version - why not drop them a line and see if they can cast any light on it?

cheers,

Matt
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Was "4400" on any materials printed by Danforth and attached to the anchor?
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Danforth D4400 is stamped onto the shank, and that is all. It seems to me that before there was the "Deepset II" which carries the code 'TII3000', for a working load 3000 lb anchor, there must have been the 'just plain' Deepset, which I'm thinking might be what I have. Going by the anchors and codes I've found on line, I'm guessing that I have a Deepset anchor with a 4400 lb working load.

I don't think it matters anymore, though, because I can't get it through my hatch and have no way to store it on the boat. It's too big, so I have to sell it and buy something a little smaller.

Thanks for all the help, though.
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