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Re: Best Anchor for Weeds

Originally Posted by Arcb View Post

This is not an area where I would use expensive anchoring gear.

That's the plus to an admiralty, fisherman, Danforth (although I personally don't like Danforths in weeds) or an imitation Bruce or any kind of cheap anchor that can be replaced at a garage sale for 20 or 30 bucks. You can leave it behind
I can see the appeal to expensive anchors in areas with fewer dead heads.
This is a nice thought, but kinda defeats the whole point of an anchor, if you aren't using the best anchor to hold your boat when things get bad.
It would be much cheaper and safer to use a trip line to get out your fouled good anchor, rather than use one with inferior holding power when you need it most.

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