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"Honey it just followed me home from the swap-meet."

Okay I think I have to admit that I have an anchor collecting problem. I went to the local swap-meet and there was a shiny new, unused, fortress FX-23. A size up from the FX-16 that used to be my old boat's anchor and is now (a bit small to be) my stern anchor. The 23 could replace my 16 I thought and make a much more secure stern anchor, and I could sell the FX-16 and the upgrade wouldn't cost much at all (I told myself).

I resisted though and I didn't buy it!!!........Until the price went down.

I also have an FX-37 as a secondary on the bow, so now that I have a 23 as a stern anchor and a 16, I kind of have the whole set. I'm trying to decide if I should sell the 16 or keep it around for a kedge. They fold up so small and are so light that it's hard to part with them....

Including anchors left over from my last boat which are a little small to be of use, this brings my total anchoring complement to: 5

Genuine 66lb Bruce for primary.
Fortress FX-37 for secondary
Fortress FX-23 for stern
Fortress FX-16 for kedge
Genuine Bruce 7.5kg (don't have a real use for this one)

I definitely have a problem....
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well med if you dont need the 7.5 kg bruce my mailing addy is...

as for anchors my 8k lb 27 boat has a 17 lb and a 33 lb dansforth, i am looking for more to add to the collection. i want a "new" anchor but a rocna is just not in the empty budget.
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I already have a 7.5kg bruce for a primary..........looking for an aluminum 6-7lb to take on races, so I have the bare minimum wt size anchor for my 30'r that is 6200 lbs plus or minus.

Are you anuwhere near Jody in seattle, rumour has it he could use another anchor, thru the middle of his rig.........put him out of his misery rehabing HG............I did not type that.......I did not type that........98 more time to go! yes teacher.......I did not type that.........

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You're not as bad as Maine Sail.



Not only does he have more anchors, but he's got more kinds of anchors to boot...

Rocna, Spade, Spade Aluminum, Claw, CQR, ???, Manson Supreme, CQR, Fortress by the looks of them.

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This is timely!

We just bought 2 bruce-style anchors today. I just sent SD's images to my wife, suggesting that she slap me when I buy #4.

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I just sold one today....attached to the sea ray..

I think the anchor is about all I got paid for...

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I just gave away two navy stockless, as well as a bunch of other second hand hardware. There are four anchors on my boat right now, but one is coming home soon, to join about five there.
Hi, my name is John, and I've been off tag sales for three years now....
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Scott, nice to hear ya finally sold it.

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Scott, nice to hear ya finally sold it.
Gave it away is more accurate....7000.00 .....the last two work orders I did on it totaled 15k.
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Gave it away is more accurate....7000.00 .....the last two work orders I did on it totaled 15k.
Scott- You did well compared to my usual ROI on boat sales The used boat market around here is pretty dismal - unless you are looking to buy.

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