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post #17 of Old 09-18-2018
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Re: Best Anchor for Weeds

Back when I fished the West Coast from Mexico to Ak., all the commercial boats used the Northill anchor, most on cable. Other than the Danforth and old-fashioned anchors there wasn't much else available back then, but the Northill did hold best in the kelp beds. I still carry a folding stainless steel one as my #4 anchor, but it doesn't get much use in the Caribbean, except in tropical storms.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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