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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
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$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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West MarineTraditional Anchors
 
4.7

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holds boat securely (32)
  • Easy to use (30)
  • Reliable (26)
  • Easy to install (23)
  • Safe (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (24)
  • Open water (17)
  • Large boats (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (20), Advanced (17), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

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.

Reviewed by 43 customers

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4.0

A good, light weight GP holding anchor !

By TORP

from East Islip

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Boats

    Comments about Traditional Anchors:

    A good general purpose anchor for most bottoms .. ei Mud, sand, rocks !

    Light weight with good holding power ...

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Awesome. Works as advertised

    By Merc

    from Westhampton, NY

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Traditional Anchors:

    Bays

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great product Great price

    By EJH

    from Lincoln Universtiy PA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats

      Comments about Traditional Anchors:

      great price for a great product

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome holding power

      By Junkone

      from Casper Wyoming

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Traditional Anchors:

        Awesome holding power, deploys easily from my windlass and retrieves and stows easily.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good value

        By Bo

        from Lebanon, Mo.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about Traditional Anchors:

          Have not used yet.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Works good

          By Red Robbin

          from St Augustine

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Holds Boat Securely

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Traditional Anchors:

              Works good

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great anchor!

              By Matt

              from Rochester ny

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                  I have nothing negative to say. I throw it our let out line and it holds every time

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  8 lbs Traditional Fluke Anchor

                  By Captain BB

                  from Catawba Island, Ohio

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Boats

                    Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                    Good value for light duty anchoring in good weather

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Great anchor, but set up with chain its overkill for most

                    By Irondaddy

                    from Great Sacandaga Lake, NY

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • The chain, line anchor set up is too heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Boats

                    Comments about Traditional Anchors:

                    Bought this to hold my 26' Bayliner Rendezvous, and while it definitely does that, it is way too heavy with the chain to easily get it in and out of the boat. There is NO doubt that it will hold the boat steady which in the end is the object of the anchor, but deploying and retrieving it are as important as using it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    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

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