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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
Ships when available.

$25.99

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.

$34.99

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.

$99.99

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
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (5)
  • Safe (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Holds boat securely (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Open water (4)
    • Small boats (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4), Advanced (3)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    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.

               
              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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