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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."

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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
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$21.59

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.

Reg. $34.99

Save $6.20

$28.79

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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Reg. $59.99

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$47.99

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.

Reg. $99.99

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$83.99

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
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holds boat securely (10)
  • Reliable (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Safe (6)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (8)
  • Open water (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (7), Casual/ recreational (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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.

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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

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
             
            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 Traditional Anchors:

                    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 Traditional Anchors:

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

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