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Old 01-16-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
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The times Ive anchored offshore to bottom fish, Ive always went upstream of the structure and dropped a danforth style anchor and drifted back over it and tied off, never had any issues, think ive only lost 1 anchor the past 20 years.

Ive thought about buying a mighty mite wreck anchor to use on larger structures, does anyone use these and are they a pain to recover? do they ever get hooked so good that you wind up having to cut your rode? Do you rig these the same as you would a danforth or fortress style anchor? (plenty of chain)
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:55 AM   #2
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210 views and two weeks later, still no response, I guess I got the "dumbest question of the month"! lol
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I've never used one but here is a link for you.
http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...ty-mite.html#b
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We use one, never had any problem with it. If it gets really snagged on something we use an anchor ball and just work around until it bends free. Keep a piece of pipe on the boat to bend it back and your ready to go again.
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I just bought one but due to the sucky weather no opportunity to test it yet. I'll let you know.
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That's the same thing as a wreck/rock hook that folks made years ago. a piece of 2 inch galvanized pipe then take 1/2 inch rebar and fold it in half and poke the ends through the pipe then bend them out to form a hook. bend another set of 1/2 inch rebar and make the 4 points. you will still need some chain to get the hooks down. Once you're ready to leave you simply bend the hook that's holding straight (if it doesn't come loose) bring it up to the boat and have a cheater pipe to rebend.


problem with that is you'll still need the Danforth (or some other sand/mud anchor) if you fish other spots less large.

another alternative would be get a "Bruce" anchor (Boat US sells a great knock-off)

you shackle your chain to the pivot point and then use copper wire or heavy zip ties to secure the chain to the top of the shank.

If you sand anchor, it'll break free and pull up[ just like a Danforth.

If you hook something that won't let go, it breaks the zip tie (or copper wire) and pulls the anchor free backwards. you'll just resecure the copper wire when it's back in the boat and you're ready to go again!

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The times Ive anchored offshore to bottom fish, Ive always went upstream of the structure and dropped a danforth style anchor and drifted back over it and tied off, never had any issues, think ive only lost 1 anchor the past 20 years. I used a Danforth for 28 years and switched to a "Bruce" style (the one from Boat US) and I've never looked back. It holds EVERY time, even in the strongest of currents and it never dummies up with the chain when you drop it. AND you can drop it on the edge or other deep places that are large without fear of hanging it, never to recover it. If you secure it the way I mentioned


Ive thought about buying a mighty mite wreck anchor to use on larger structures, does anyone use these and are they a pain to recover? do they ever get hooked so good that you wind up having to cut your rode? Do you rig these the same as you would a danforth or fortress style anchor? (plenty of chain)

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I have a danforth on the windlass permanent and use a wreck anchor with separate rode. Don't need as much rode on a wreck anchor cause you aren't holding in sand, but on the structure itself. I wish I could have two winlass'es'es but that would be weird.
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Will the wreck anchore work ok on the edge since it's rocky!
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We had good luck at the edge with the wreck anchor and 20 feet of chain. Pulled it with anchor ball and rebent the arms as necessary.

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thanks for the replies ! Im going to get one soon !
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