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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
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Holds boat securely (6)
  • Safe (5)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Open water (6)
  • Small boats (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (5), Advanced (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great standard anchor

This is a great standard anchor at a reasonable price.

This is a great standard anchor at a reasonable price.

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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 on my 22

By joel

from florida

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Boats

    Comments about Traditional Anchors:

    works

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    super item!!

    By zimmerman

    from summerville

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holds Boat Securely
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Open Water

      Comments about Traditional Anchors:

      Great anchors many to choose from so that was easy works great

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Anchors Florida

      By haggy

      from Tierra Verde

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Holds Boat Securely
      • Holds great for Florida.
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 19-24 foot boats
        • Open Water

        Comments about Traditional Anchors:

        Great for our waters in florida.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        An anchor that works

        By John

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Open Water

          Comments about West Marine 13lb. Traditional Anchor, 21' To 32' Boat Length, 900lb. Swl, 28-1/2"l X 22"w, 15" Fluke:

          Old anchor was bent and didn't hold in even the slightest current or wind, but this anchor works great!

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good and bad

          By rpjn59

          from sunny florida, usa

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                No anchor is perfect in all situations. First,I have several of these 'types' of anchors. I found they often do not set right away on a short scope but better on a longer scope. Secondly, I've had them jam on a reset, once when a chunk of coral prevented the stock from flipping thru and another time the stock bent and again would not flip thru. However, I like them on a two or three point mooring set up where the anchor is not required to fully flip and reset. I've seen many with bent stocks, which is actually a testament to the great holding power they can offer.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                just the right size for my boat.

                By john

                from alabama

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Boats
                  • Open Water

                  Comments about West Marine 13lb. Traditional Anchor, 21' To 32' Boat Length, 900lb. Swl, 28-1/2"l X 22"w, 15" Fluke:

                  perfect for my kind of boating on the lake i live on.

                   
                  4.0

                  Perfect for my use

                  By JoeT

                  from Punta Gorda,Fl

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Holds Boat Securely
                  • Reliable
                  • Safe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                    I use this anchor in the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor and it has never let me down.17 ft Polar flats boat.Set it up with chain and the right length of line and forget it.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great standard anchor

                    By Cape Codder

                    from Cape Cod, MA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fishing
                      • Open Water
                      • Small Boats

                      Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                      This is a great standard anchor at a reasonable price.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great anchor

                      By Lhardware

                      from Wilkesboro, nc

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable
                      • Safe

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Open Water
                        • Small Boats

                        Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                        Good Value

                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        mediocre anchor

                        By Randy McRipster

                        from Huntington Harbour, CA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Doesnt get stuck
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Difficult to set
                        • Doesnt hold in everything
                        • Unreliable

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Boats

                        Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                        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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