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WEST MARINE 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."

Customer Reviews
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.

$26.99

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
In stock online.

$35.99

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

$59.99

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-TRAD22
In stock online.

$104.99

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."

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West MarineTraditional Anchors
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holds boat securely (15)
  • Reliable (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Safe (10)
  • Easy to install (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (12)
  • Open water (9)
  • Large boats (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (10), Advanced (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sirprised

I had planned to purchase a 6 or 8 poumd anchor as a rear holdimg anchor for our new Avalon tritoon, but the West Marine Mamager at the Rehoboth, DE store talked me into...Read complete review

I had planned to purchase a 6 or 8 poumd anchor as a rear holdimg anchor for our new Avalon tritoon, but the West Marine Mamager at the Rehoboth, DE store talked me into the 4 pounder and this far I've been quite impressed with its holding power -- I'll report back if i have any issues with it slipping.

VS

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

GREAT PRICE

By DAVETHESURVEYOR

from cLINTON, cT

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Boats

    Comments about Traditional Anchors:

    pRICE WAS GREAT

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    It's exactly what I need for a 16-foot alumium boat.

    By Joe

    from SF Bay Area,California

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Added a foot of chain to
    • It for better grab

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Boats

      Comments about Traditional Anchors:

      It's light but serves the purpose.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I am very pleased with this anchor. It is very well made.

      By Rick

      from Mexico, Mo

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      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:

        The anchor holds my 26 ft. Boat with no problem.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        West Marine Traditional Anchor

        By The Striper Catcher

        from Citrus Heights CA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats
          • Open Water
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Traditional Anchors:

          Holds like anchors twice as expensive

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome anchor!!

          By Sand digger

          from Summerville, SC

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Docks
            • Large Boats

            Comments about Traditional Anchors:

            Love this anchor! It fits nicely, was easy to install and holds great in the sand.

             
            5.0

            Just right for my boat

            By Mysmallboat

            from Albany, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Holds Boat Securely

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Boats

              Comments about Traditional Anchors:

              Purchased this to have in the event of an emergency. I have a 15 foot row/sail dinghy. Have the rode set up for immediate use. Any boat out on the water is required to have an anchor-just make sure it is the right one for your boat and the area/type of seabed thatr you will encounter

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great anchor

              By Rick M

              from Massachusetts

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Holds Boat Securely

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Boats

                Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                Bought for my 20 foot Glastron d/t difficulty anchoring up @ merrimack river with fast currents. Anchor worked great and have no issues hooking up. Would highly recommend

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Quality anchor

                By Curt

                from Seer Park, TX

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Holds Boat Securely
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Boats
                  • Open Water
                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                  I needed a high quality and dependable anchor for a recently purchased boat.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome works great

                  By Chopper1

                  from Palm coast

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                    Works great held in bad current real well

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Sirprised

                    By Capt. Dan

                    from Bethany Beach, DE

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Holds Boat Securely

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                        I had planned to purchase a 6 or 8 poumd anchor as a rear holdimg anchor for our new Avalon tritoon, but the West Marine Mamager at the Rehoboth, DE store talked me into the 4 pounder and this far I've been quite impressed with its holding power -- I'll report back if i have any issues with it slipping.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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