What is the best way to anchor a boat at the river. Every year I go I fight all weekend long. Any suggestions?
The biggest mistake (done it) with box anchors is not enough rope. If rope is too short it is pulling UP on the anchor. Just when you think you have enough rope on it, add 25 feet.I have tried the box anchor, but that did not seem to be enough. the boat would still move down river. My boat is a 24' cheetah. I mostly have this pproblem when we are in parker. It just seems as if my box anchor needs to have more weight to help.
Do you guys think the small box anchor would work for a 24 foot or should I step up and get the large.
I think they make a medium box anchor too? I use a small with my boat and have had 3 more boats tied to mine and it didn't move an inch. However the bottom of the river where I boat is all sand/mud, the box anchor loves this and really digs in. As others mentioned, have plenty of rope, I made the mistake in Havasu in a friends boat, as soon as the anchor hit I thought we were good, 4 tries later and an extra 25' of rope and it finally grabbed. Us lower river guys usually only have 15' of rope on our anchors, usually no need for any more then that...small one should work but if your worried about it go big