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Fortress anchor

Postby sailmon » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:35 pm

I was wondering if anyone is using a Fortress anchor on their boat? I tried to fit a Fortress FX 23 on the bow of our F38, and there was no any to securely fit it to the bow roller assembly.
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Re: Fortress anchor

Postby tnltracy » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:02 am

I've used a FX16 on my F32 through last season. I have a mooring hitch center at the bow which I run the chain around and then drop through the hawse pipe. I run a bungee between the block attachment points (reinforced gun mount setup) which helps keep the anchor down on deck with and secure on the roller.
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Re: Fortress anchor

Postby Castaway » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:08 pm

Ours generally lives a divided existence in the forward locker, only coming out for use as a kedge (light & easy to handle in an inflatable dinghy). However, it's very efficient, and if I were using it all the time I'd get one of the special holders which fastens to the pulpit/rail, into which the anchor just drops in place. I don't know where you might get one, however.

Chocks on the deck might do, but the anchor would take up a lot of space if flat.

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Re: Fortress anchor

Postby Belanich » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:13 pm

I have a Fortress 16 as my backup anchor and a Lewmar 33lb claw on the bow roller. On my previous boat, an Oday 31 I used a fortress anchor and I loved it.
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