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Old 09-19-2021, 07:57 PM   #1
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60 pound Danforth anchor

60 pound Danforth anchor. Excellent condition. Local pickup in northern Virginia area or shipping at buyers expense. $275.00
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Old 09-19-2021, 09:28 PM   #2
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You should show us a good picture because there are a wide quality range of “Danforth” anchors.

The two Danforths that are very desirable are the S series w a forged shank and the best Danforth that has a forged fluke as well.

There are others that are fair to almost worthless.

But a good Danforth on a good bottom for the Danforth has high holding performance and where winds and currents switch around I’ve heard/read that they “rotate in place w/o breaking out”. Probably in soft bottoms. I’d say a good Danforth could easily be your primary anchor if soft bottoms prevail in your area.
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Old 09-20-2021, 06:29 AM   #3
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you should show us a good picture because there are a wide quality range of “danforth” anchors.

The two danforths that are very desirable are the s series w a forged shank and the best danforth that has a forged fluke as well.

There are others that are fair to almost worthless.

But a good danforth on a good bottom for the danforth has high holding performance and where winds and currents switch around i’ve heard/read that they “rotate in place w/o breaking out”. Probably in soft bottoms. I’d say a good danforth could easily be your primary anchor if soft bottoms prevail in your area.


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Old 09-20-2021, 09:08 AM   #4
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RR anchor

That is a bit like an old Rolls Royce.
Looks like it ticks all the boxes/squares.
Should be a great anchor for a sizable boat. Hopefully someone's got an old boat w a hawse hole seemingly made for this kind of anchor.
I have one (unused by me) in picture below. Used by somebody tho but still in good condition. They were expensive when new … I think/suspect.
An 18lb all forged and a smaller 13lb “S”. Ive used the S13 many times when my experimental and other (like a Forfjord) failed to set. It held well on Willy in winds of 35 knots. Used it once in a salt chuck called “Windfall Harbor”. haha
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The anchor came off a Hatteras 48LRC, approx 54,000lbs
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If its a genuine Danforth "H" series it is the best quality.

Identity is cast into the shank.
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Old 10-03-2021, 07:35 AM   #7
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If its a genuine Danforth "H" series it is the best quality.

Identity is cast into the shank.


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