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  • Best All-Around Anchor for 14' Aluminum Utility boat

    I was wondering what the best type and size anchor would be for all different types of lake bottoms for the above boat.

    There is a 20# mushroom for sale for $15 here locally in AZ but I am not sure if that is the best kind and it also seems a bit heavy for my size of boat.

    Thanks in advance for any help.


  • #2
    Re: Best All-Around Anchor for 14' Aluminum Utility boat

    Depends where you fish, if you are in a lake you shouldn't need much, if in the river the 20 would probably work pretty well.

    I have a 15lb mushroom and an old brake disc that I hook the launch rope to, between the 2 of them they will hold almost any current or wind I come across in the river.
    GO IRISH!!!!

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    • #3
      Re: Best All-Around Anchor for 14' Aluminum Utility boat

      this will hold you boat on almost any bottom.

      http://www.iboats.com/5E_Utility_Anc...-view_id.67406
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      • #4
        Re: Best All-Around Anchor for 14' Aluminum Utility boat

        my son had a 14' aluminum boat for a few years, he had a 10lb mushroom anchor that seemed to really hold well even in current and it was small so it didn't take up alot of room.
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        • #5
          Re: Best All-Around Anchor for 14' Aluminum Utility boat

          Different type bottoms demand different style anchors (and up to 5x water depth worth of rope.) That said, the stlye Tashasdaddy recomends is very close to a "do all" anchor. It has the added benifits of being low cost, light weigth, and has the slip ring feature which can save you from cutting the rope in rocky bottoms.
          Meanwhile a 20# mushroom ( or even a cinderblock) will work out of shear weight.

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          • #6
            Re: Best All-Around Anchor for 14' Aluminum Utility boat

            Here is one I found locally...not sure why they are asking so much?

            http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/boa/1063723576.html

            Also, I currently have a grappling anchor...What are these good for? And what would be a good choice if I were to pickup another anchor for other lake floor types?

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            • #7
              Re: Best All-Around Anchor for 14' Aluminum Utility boat

              I use a 12# river anchor and I also keep a 3# folding canoe anchor. Most times on smaller lakes with little wind I just use the 3#.
              '68 Alumacraft FD, '65 Johnson 6HP "The Sea Monkey"

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              • #8
                Re: Best All-Around Anchor for 14' Aluminum Utility boat

                that anchor will hold a 20 foot boat. way more anchor than you need. pull it up several times a day, and you will be looking for a lighter one.
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                • #9
                  Re: Best All-Around Anchor for 14' Aluminum Utility boat

                  Thanks TashasDaddy

                  That is what I was thinking. What would be a good secondary anchor? I have the grappling anchor right now. Is that all I will need?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Best All-Around Anchor for 14' Aluminum Utility boat

                    Save your money, and attach a weight of some sort to a heavy chain, and that to a rope
                    16 ft runabout w/ 70 hp evinrude
                    26 ft grampain sailboat

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                    • #11
                      Re: Best All-Around Anchor for 14' Aluminum Utility boat

                      Originally posted by bowman316 View Post
                      Save your money, and attach a weight of some sort to a heavy chain, and that to a rope

                      I was thinking about that, going to a used sporting goods store and just buying a dumbell or something. Would 10# be a good weight?

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