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Old 06-03-2018, 03:45 PM   #97
FlyWright
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City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Originally Posted by Ski in NC View Post
I use a light Fortress FX 23 (I think it is 23lb) with about 10' of 3/8" chain, the rest is 5/8" nylon. 38' about 14000lb. Holds well unless the bottom is flat rock (fla keys) or similar. Works great in sand and snot.

No windlass, so I have to pull it up by hand. My back would not like it to be much heavier.
Glad to hear you have had such good luck with yours.

Last summer I pulled up a near-new FX-23 with my stern anchor in my Secret Cove.

I took it home, disassembled and cleaned it, then stored it on the boat as an extra anchor. I'll be trying it out this summer as a stern anchor. According to this site, it weighs 15# but replaces fluke anchors weighing in the 23# range (19-28#).
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