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Old 03-22-2013, 11:38 PM
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Anchors : Hour Glass vs. Box

Who has has used either one or both. Any suggestions? Whats best in loose mud?
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:48 PM
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I bought a Digger Anchor and quite pleased with it.

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:51 PM
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I've got the Box Anchor, and for any kind of loose bottom it works perfectly.

For a rock bottom, not so much. But then again, short of an explosive bolt driver, not much works on a rock bottom.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:06 AM
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Another satisfied box anchor owner. The hourglass looks comparable in holding capability, but the the extra pieces to keep up with and put together don't look like they are worth the extra trouble. I would say go with whichever one you can get the cheapest.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:18 AM
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having only owned a boat myself for 3 yrs now, iv never heard of or seen the hourglass anchor or box anchor until now. we have a basic 20lb 'mushroom' anchor. its always served us fine on local rivers and lakes. why not one of those? but then again, thats what my parents always had growing up. whats the deal with the hourglass and box anchors? are they suppose to anchor better?
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:26 AM
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Box anchors are on another level when it comes to holding capability. If a mushroom anchor works fine for your situation, you shouldn't even think about another anchor. We anchor on a river with 3-5mph current regularly and the box anchor will hold 5+ boats with 2:1 scope.

I hate throwing it out at wakeboard tournaments because it's so expensive and I'm afraid some idiot is going to cut up the line and leave it at the bottom of the lake.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:47 AM
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I like the box anchor - used one in the colorado river in Havasu and it was unbelievably solid/un-moveable in the soft stuff.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:51 AM
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My kids would always laugh at me when I would set anchor. No sooner would I get the anchor set, wind would change direction and the boat would start to drift. With the box anchor I throw it overboard and I'm done. Seems to work just fine when we pull into the coves that have muddy bottoms. It's expensive but in two+ years now I have always retrieved it with out a problem. I have no regrets.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:54 AM
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I will be buying a box anchor before my next trip. Don't need it at the home lake.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:57 AM
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I've been lookin for a used one for the last year but seems like people love em so much hey don't part with em. The ones I do find are sold before I even make the call.
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