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#566166 - 09/29/16 02:43 AM Have you ever lost your anchor?  
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#566167 - 09/29/16 09:28 AM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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Not to that level......had a shackle come unscrewed and lost one in four foot of water we could never find.


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#566168 - 09/29/16 11:58 AM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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Knock on wood....I have yet to lose an anchor.

Here's another video of a Navy ship losing its anchor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7pRfix_sNg


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#566176 - 09/29/16 10:05 PM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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I lost a $50 fluke about 10 years ago. It was our first time out for the year and as I was letting the anchor by letting the chain slip through my hand. When I got to end of the 10' of chain it continued on not attached to the rest of the rode! We were in 20' of water so it was lost.

The good news was I finally bought the delta anchor I always wanted.

#566177 - 09/30/16 12:23 AM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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Sadly, my total is 2 - with a 3rd recovered.

Our home lake has a muck bottom, so the mushroom anchors work great. I've lost two, 1 due to the quick connnect coming undone, lot of wave action that day, got bounced around and it somehow unsnapped itself. Lost another on that lake by being distracted, totally my fault, and heading out without pulling it. Rode eventually snapped, grrr.

Did lose my small rear fluke on a sandbar, was right on the dropoff, put on the diving mask and found it.

This was all quite some time ago, been pretty solid for a long time now. I like to think I learn lessons eventually...


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#566178 - 09/30/16 01:21 AM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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Luckily we have not lost any but one time in 40' of water when retrieving our anchor it had another rope on it. Ends up it was attached to another anchor.


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#566180 - 09/30/16 02:35 AM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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Great Sacandaga Lake Mayfield,...
I didn't loose the anchor,but it got caught in rocks. When it finally broke free, the shank was so badly bent I replaced the anchor.


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#566181 - 09/30/16 12:15 PM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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I lost an anchor this summer in 20 feet of water. I also lost a contact lens water skiing and my wife lost 2 pairs of sunglasses. However I found lots of fun times and relaxation while being on the water.


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#566183 - 09/30/16 12:57 PM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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I lost my stern anchor/rode this year in 45 feet of water. Forgot that I left it on the swim platform. I replaced it with a new one twice the weight (4.4 lb Lewmar claw instead of a 2.2 lb Lewmar claw) and was able to re-use a 6 foot chain and shackle I salveaged from a bent up Danforth clone I found while snorkeling a couple of years ago. Since it's just a stern anchor, I only have 75' of 3/8" double braided rope on the chain.


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#566184 - 09/30/16 01:53 PM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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Had the rode come untied from the anchor chain in 10' of water once. That was my first year of boat ownership, haven't had an issue since.


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#566186 - 10/01/16 01:39 PM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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Not to mention all that chain whichave cost a fortune.

Only anchor I lost was stolen. Dripped anchor at Lake Oroville and it didn't want to come up. We were going to be there for a week so I just tied a buoy to it and figured we would use it repeatedly.

Next morning it was gone. It was a cheap mushroom type anchor but total with rode was probably $50ish.


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#566188 - 10/01/16 03:42 PM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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I've lost 2. My first was a danforth that came with my new boat. First day out dropped the anchor only to find the shackle between chain and anchor was not tightened. Have always checked connections prior to dropping since then. The second loss was to the trees. Couldn't retrieve it and like SilverBullet tied it off to a buoy only to have it taken by someone else before I got back for another try. Have switched to mushroom, but even that brings up a branch now and then.


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#566206 - 10/02/16 10:29 AM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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Lost one about 20 years ago, in the Charles River!
It was only in 5' of water.
But like the song says "Love that dirty water."
I was not going in to retrieve it!
It's cleaner now, but I still wouldn't go in.


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#566210 - 10/02/16 02:28 PM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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Came very close once on Lake Michigan off shore from Chicago. We were in ~50' of water and threw out a fluke/Danforth style anchor. When it came time to haul it in, it would not budge. We securely attached the line to a strong cleat on the bow pulpit and used the motor to pull it up. The pulpit was flexing to the point that we were about to call it quits for fear of it snapping off, when the anchor finally came lose. When we got the anchor on board, it was tangled up in a bunch of rope (the kind of all purpose stuff you might in the hardware section of a grocery store and not something that you would find on any kind of boat). I have always been curious what was down there - possibly Jimmy Hoffa's cement shoes?

#566234 - 10/03/16 10:11 PM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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Great Sacandaga Lake Mayfield,...
I didn't mention a time when I almost lost one. In '87 I purchased a brand new 22' Sun Runner. Being a smart guy when I took delivery I asked the dealer about the anchor which was supposed to be included. I wasn't smart enough to look! I would have seen there was no anchor line. The boat didn't go 1 mile before the outdrive locked up. I almost threw the anchor overboard before I realized there was no line attached. There was no breeze that day, and I drifted a while before somebody towed me to the marina.


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#566236 - 10/03/16 11:11 PM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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The thing I got from that story was the outdrive locking up in 1 mile on a brand new boat. That had to be a gut punch.


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#566254 - 10/06/16 01:26 AM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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I lost one in Table Rock Lake in 2000. I was a newbie boat owner and had the anchor line wound around one of those plastic "winders" with a handle out each side. I was slowly lowering the anchor down when one of the handles broke off. The surprise and quick twist yanked the other handle out of my hand, and the whole thing was gone. I was only in about 15 feet of water so I was hopeful that I could see it...but nope. It was a Black Vinyl Coated River Anchor, so a quick trip to Wal-Mart solved it. A cheap $20 lesson.


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#566919 - 01/10/17 09:14 PM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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Yeah, I wsanot happy. The dealer took the boat the same day, bolted on a new out drive and I was back on the water the next day. That boat turned out to be my favorite


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#566925 - 01/11/17 02:17 AM Re: Have you ever lost your anchor? [Re: bryan459]  
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Nope,, never lost one, yet........................


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