Go Back   TeamTalk > General MasterCraft Topics > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-06-2011, 11:52 AM
LaRue's Avatar
LaRue LaRue is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Boat: 2000 Mastercraft Maristar 210 LTR
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,296
Anchor Buddy

want to purchase a box anchor and rope. i see many of you use the anchor buddy. Can you use that in conjunction with a box anchor? Seems you would loose the 46 degree angle you need to secure anchor.

any quality sights out there for anchor rope or the anchor buddy other that slideanchor or Overtons?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-06-2011, 12:13 PM
CantRepeat's Avatar
CantRepeat CantRepeat is online now
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Boat: 06 X30
Location: Roll Tide!!
Posts: 8,346
I've never used an anchor buddy(ac), but it seems it would allow current to move the boat to some degree. IE the line streaching. I've been using a box anchor for the last couple of seasons and it is great.

I do not think the ac would defeat the reasons to use a box anchor. The ac would just allow the boat to move some. Even if the current changes direction the box anchor would still work.
__________________
Tim
Gone, surfing.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-06-2011, 12:17 PM
ttu's Avatar
ttu ttu is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Boat: 2007 X2 towed by a 2012 Touareg TDI
Location: tulsa
Posts: 3,678
i use the anchor buddy with my box anchor only when the depth is less than 30 ft. works fine.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-06-2011, 12:30 PM
east tx skier's Avatar
east tx skier east tx skier is offline
MC Hero
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Boat: 1998 Ski Nautique
Location: End of my rope.
Posts: 25,275
Mine works great with a tri-fluted anchor and has lasted years.
__________________
Previous: 1993 Prostar 205

Red 1998 Closed Bow Ski Boat, Ford 351, 310 hp, Acme 4 blade, Perfect Pass SG.

FAQ


Tyler Ski Club


To me, this forum is about love of inboard boats. It is about the sharing of information and, on a good day, some humor. It is not about post count, brand of boat, or any other superfluous labels that lend themselves to a false sense of superiority. Please, respect one another, try to pass on accurate information, and keep your eye on the ball.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-06-2011, 01:20 PM
Archimedes's Avatar
Archimedes Archimedes is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Boat: 2006 Mastercraft X-1, 310RTP
Location: NorCal
Posts: 1,274
I use my Anchor Buddy with a box anchor all the time in any depth. Works great. A box anchor was the best $ I've ever spent on a boating accessory.
__________________
'06 X-1, it's red and white.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-16-2011, 08:19 AM
Covi's Avatar
Covi Covi is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Boat: 1986 Mastercraft, 19 Skier, PCM Ford 351
Location: Northeast / Vermont
Posts: 1,674
Send a message via AIM to Covi Send a message via Skype™ to Covi
Will the baby box anchor work with my 190? I will only need it for calm shallow water holding. I feel like the size spread is such a wide gap on the small that the baby should handle up to 20' at least?

Baby Box Anchor Personal watercraft
Small Box Anchor Offshore / Sport 18' to 30', cabin cruiser to 24'
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-16-2011, 08:28 AM
CantRepeat's Avatar
CantRepeat CantRepeat is online now
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Boat: 06 X30
Location: Roll Tide!!
Posts: 8,346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Covi View Post
Will the baby box anchor work with my 190? I will only need it for calm shallow water holding. I feel like the size spread is such a wide gap on the small that the baby should handle up to 20' at least?

Baby Box Anchor Personal watercraft
Small Box Anchor Offshore / Sport 18' to 30', cabin cruiser to 24'
I can tell you this.

In a fast moving river, I'd guess 10 mph I had my 92 and 3 other boats tied to the back and the small size box anchor never even moved. Not one inch!

I'd bet you could get away with the baby anchor on just about any prostar.
__________________
Tim
Gone, surfing.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-16-2011, 12:34 PM
Covi's Avatar
Covi Covi is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Boat: 1986 Mastercraft, 19 Skier, PCM Ford 351
Location: Northeast / Vermont
Posts: 1,674
Send a message via AIM to Covi Send a message via Skype™ to Covi
Quote:
Originally Posted by CantRepeat View Post
I can tell you this.

In a fast moving river, I'd guess 10 mph I had my 92 and 3 other boats tied to the back and the small size box anchor never even moved. Not one inch!

I'd bet you could get away with the baby anchor on just about any prostar.
That's what I was looking for. Anyone else else out there?

I think I'm going to go with the baby for a few reasons. How and where I plan to use it and also interior storage space (none).
__________________

Last edited by Covi; 01-16-2011 at 12:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-16-2011, 12:47 PM
CantRepeat's Avatar
CantRepeat CantRepeat is online now
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Boat: 06 X30
Location: Roll Tide!!
Posts: 8,346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Covi View Post
That's what I was looking for. Anyone else else out there?

I think I'm going to go with the baby for a few reasons. How and where I plan to use it and also interior storage space (none).
I bought mine off of Sodar's recommendation. He told me that it held his Prostar over in Parker AZ, while normal anchored boats were getting pulled down stream. I grew up in So Cal and spent many a day at Havasu and Parker so I knew full well what kind of water power he was talking about.
__________________
Tim
Gone, surfing.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-16-2011, 12:58 PM
mzito's Avatar
mzito mzito is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Boat: 2010 SN 200
Location: Lake Orion, Michigan
Posts: 77
I use a BOX on my 25' party pontoon and tie up 3-4 other pontoons and have never had an issue of the box not holding in all conditions. Best accessory out there!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:10 AM.