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Old 01-16-2011, 08:47 PM
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So all things aside as I was checking out the slide anchor web site and getting ready to order a baby box anchor I came across the accessory called a Danik Hook.


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Old 01-16-2011, 09:06 PM
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The box anchor is great for sure. The anchor buddy was a great addition to a regular anchor because it would absorb some of the bouncing/wind gusts and prevent the anchor from pulling out, but now that I have the box anchor I may go back to a regular anchor line. Reason being, I don't feel like I have as much control with the anchor buddy because it stretches so its hard to limit how far the boat can wander. Technically I think you are supposed to use a rope and the anchor buddy, so I may do that as well so I can have the best of both, though I'm wondering if two ropes will be a hassle.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:30 PM
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been using the Danik Hook...works great
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:58 PM
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I have been using the Digger anchor and had great success primarily on muddy bottoms. I am wondering if anyone has used the digger WITH anchor buddy? I am wondering if it is possible to trip the release mechanism for the anchor if you have the buddy installed. I would also like to hear if anyone has had success using the anchor buddy with a regular line as mentioned above and how it was set up. Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:07 PM
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Technically I think you are supposed to use a rope and the anchor buddy, so I may do that as well so I can have the best of both, though I'm wondering if two ropes will be a hassle.
that's what i do in deep water or for extended stays after losing an anchor buddy (broke) a couple years ago. i think they reccomend 2 lines in deep water, but not sure. it's not a huge hassle and worth it imo to protect your investment i think.

it's not that much extra work, you simply add enough line above and beyond the total stretch you need. i do this in combination with a hippity-hop and a stainless caribiner and you've got a great bouy setup. set it once and come and go as you please without having to reset.

i hit some pretty high winds last year boating and my box anchor did not hold. 50-60MPH gusts though and it was sand in fairly shallow water. didn't matter my scope, it was a hassle, but obviously that's pretty ugly conditions. next year, i'll bring the extra danforth just in case.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:35 PM
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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.
The box anchor is a new concept to me and I was wondering if there were any issues with getting it hung on logs or stumps? I have read how it holds well in sand and mud, but worry about getting it hung up due to its shape. Any advise?
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:11 AM
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I'm thinking of getting a shore spike. I was wondering if anyone has any feed back comparing the "earth anchor" vs the "shore spike"? I want something that wont bend when it hits rocks or sandstone.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:39 AM
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I have the WHOLE set-up and it is by far the best set-up I have ever used.

I have:
Small Box Anchor
Anchor Buddy
Sand Spike
Danik Hook
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:29 PM
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I have the WHOLE set-up and it is by far the best set-up I have ever used.

I have:
Small Box Anchor
Anchor Buddy
Sand Spike
Danik Hook
Done. If your going to do it you might as well do it! Nice.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:38 PM
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Gotta get what works!

You can literally see the current on the buoy. The current can sometimes reach 6mph on my PerfectPass gps.... it FLOWS!!

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