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Traditional Anchors

Strong, reliable, high-quality, affordable anchors with precise dimensions and hot dip galvanizing for corrosion protection. Patterned after the original lightweight Danforth anchors, including precision die-cut components for accurate assembly and symmetry, a tapered shank with chamfered edges for deeper seabed penetration and increased stock length and fluke angle for roll stability and dependability.

  • Style: Pivoting steel fluke
  • Material: Galvanized steel
  • Application: Sand and mud
  • Pros: An accurately made, traditional lightweight anchor. Precise crown tooling and tapered shank allow deep anchor penetration. Controlled shank/fluke angle for reliable sets. Great in sand and good in mud.
  • Cons: Limited or no holding in grassy, rock or clay bottoms. Doesn't readily reset on breakout. Hinge prone to jamming.
  • Warranty: Five years

Recommended by Practical Sailor, February 2006 "…set straight away on both tests and earned two 'Good' set ratings. It held 450 pounds on the long scope and 400 on the short."

Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
4lb. Traditional Anchor, Boat Length to 16', 600lb. SWL, 19-1/2"L x 14-3/4"W, 10-1/2" Fluke Length 11743150 KM-TRAD04
In stock online.

$28.99

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8lb. Traditional Anchor, 16' to 24' Boat Length, 600lb. SWL, 24"L x 18-1/2"W, 12-1/4" Fluke Length 11743168 KM-TRAD08
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$37.99

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13lb. Traditional Anchor, 21' to 32' Boat Length, 900lb. SWL, 28-1/2"L x 22"W, 15" Fluke Length 11743176 KM-TRAD13
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$62.99

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26lb. Traditional Anchor, 28' to 40' Boat Length, 1,500lb. SWL, 35-1/2"L x 27-1/4"W, 18-1/2" Fluke Length 11743184 KM-TRAD26
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$112.99

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Product Description

Strong, reliable, high-quality, affordable anchors with precise dimensions and hot dip galvanizing for corrosion protection. Patterned after the original lightweight Danforth anchors, including precision die-cut components for accurate assembly and symmetry, a tapered shank with chamfered edges for deeper seabed penetration and increased stock length and fluke angle for roll stability and dependability.

  • Style: Pivoting steel fluke
  • Material: Galvanized steel
  • Application: Sand and mud
  • Pros: An accurately made, traditional lightweight anchor. Precise crown tooling and tapered shank allow deep anchor penetration. Controlled shank/fluke angle for reliable sets. Great in sand and good in mud.
  • Cons: Limited or no holding in grassy, rock or clay bottoms. Doesn't readily reset on breakout. Hinge prone to jamming.
  • Warranty: Five years

Recommended by Practical Sailor, February 2006 "…set straight away on both tests and earned two 'Good' set ratings. It held 450 pounds on the long scope and 400 on the short."

Specs

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West MarineTraditional Anchors
 
4.7

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holds boat securely (26)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Reliable (23)
  • Safe (19)
  • Easy to install (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (20)
  • Open water (17)
  • Large boats (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (16), Advanced (13), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

holds my boat every time

I bought this to hold a fishing boat still in out going tides, it works great. It was cheaper and better built than other stores.

I bought this to hold a fishing boat still in out going tides, it works great. It was cheaper and better built than other stores.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

mediocre anchor

harbors i usually launch out of: long beach, huntington, newport.

long beach/huntington
i have yet to have this danforth style anchor hold in the long beach area....Read complete review

harbors i usually launch out of: long beach, huntington, newport.

long beach/huntington
i have yet to have this danforth style anchor hold in the long beach area. outside of the wall, i can drag this thing 50 yards to have it come loose on a 2-3' swell. the thing just wont set. i hear that a bruce type is better. i think the bottom is more of a muddy type.

newport
typically we cruise down south to laguna and fish or dive. i have never had an issue of the anchor not grabbing tight in that area. it is a sandy bottom where we dive and i am always confident the boat will be there after the dive.

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5.0

Works perfectly.

By Rekless

from South Florida

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Holds Boat Securely
  • Reliable
  • Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Traditional Anchors:

      Lightweight, durable, works flawlessly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Would Buy Again

      By Sean D

      from Irvine, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Holds Boat Securely
      • Reliable
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Boats

        Comments about Traditional Anchors:

        Cheaper than the other options and holds boat well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Nice anchor

        By Aquis

        from Florida

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about Traditional Anchors:

          Great anchor for small boats 15 feet or less

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Lost my anchor, great replacement!

          By Pastor Terry

          from FL

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Holds Boat Securely

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

            Comments about Traditional Anchors:

            Good price, good quality.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A proper anchor...

            By Aye's O' Blue

            from Mt. Pleasant, SC

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Traditional Anchors:

            What is so difficult about manufacturing a well made anchor? There are way too many versions of a simple anchor - all we need is something durable that works as advertised. I am replacing one of those vinyl coated models. I am particular about keeping the deck free of nicks and scratches that do happen when handling ground tackle - BUT the vinyl coating quickly failed, creating pockets that would fill with mud and then spill all over the deck and anchor locker. WEST MARINE - quit selling that junk!
            Here's a tip - for a fluke anchor like this, I take 1/2" vinyl tubing and cover each end of the stock - now it can't scratch up my shiny deck:-)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            It's an anchor. If you don't like it throw it over board.

            By Waterman

            from North Port, FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Holds Boat Securely
            • Reliable
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                It's an anchor.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                great anchors

                By david

                from corpus chrsti, texas

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Open Water

                  Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                  it works great

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  great anchor would buy again and recommend to a friend

                  By Chris

                  from Ragley, LA

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Holds Boat Securely
                  • Reliable
                  • Safe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Boats
                    • Open Water

                    Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                    anchors my 22 bay boat very well.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great cheap anchor

                    By Brian

                    from New Port Richey Fl

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Holds Boat Securely
                    • Reliable
                    • Safe

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Open Water
                      • Small Boats

                      Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                      This is my second one, I have the same anchor in the rear. This will replace the junk anchor that came with the boat. Never had any problem with the rear anchor, I expect the same from this one.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect for 24 foot boat.

                      By Pontoon boater

                      from Clearwater, FL

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Holds Boat Securely
                      • Reliable
                      • Safe

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Open Water

                        Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                        Light weight but holds really well with a 4' chain rode.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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