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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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West MarineTraditional Anchors
 
4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holds boat securely (30)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Reliable (26)
  • Safe (22)
  • Easy to install (21)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (23)
  • Open water (17)
  • Large boats (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (18), Advanced (17), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31)

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.

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

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
                     
                    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

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