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Boat Anchors

      • Greenfield Vinyl Coated Mushroom Anchor - Black
        List Price: $33.99
        Starting At: $24.99

        Greenfield Products Vinyl Coated Mushroom Anchor - Black The mushroom anchor is a type preferred by many boaters because of its compact design and ease of use. This cast iron anchor is coated with heavy duty no-mar resistant plastisol (protects bass...

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      • Greenfield PVC Coated Slip Ring Fluke Anchor
        List Price: $51.99
        Starting At: $39.54

        Greenfield PVC Coated Slip Ring Fluke Anchor The Slip-Ring Anchor is a traditional fluke anchor design, with the addition of a sliding ring for easy retrieval. Anchor Chain should always be used with steel fluke anchors, to provide weight necessary to...

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      • Greenfield Vinyl Coated Richter Anchor
        List Price: $93.99
        Starting At: $69.64

        Greenfield Vinyl Coated Richter Anchor The Greenfield Vinyl Coated Richter Anchor is the ultimate in high performance anchors for nearly all applications and conditions. It offers the weight of a river anchor, the penetration of a grapnel anchor, and...

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      • Greenfield Rubber Coated River Style Anchor - Black
        List Price: $59.49
        Starting At: $51.09

        Greenfield Products Rubber Coated River Style Anchor - Black The Tri-Fluke design of the River Anchor allows the flukes to penetrate the river bottom in soft and moderate conditions, or to engage rocks and structure in rivers and current. The River...

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      • Beach Spike Boat Anchor
        List Price: $77.35
        Now: $53.37

        Beach Spike Boat Anchor The Beach Spike is the perfect anchor for tieing up to the bank or beach. Vinyl coated with slide-hammer action, drives deep for secure anchoring. Easily stores in ski lockers or under back to back seating.

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      • Greenfield Coated Navy Anchor - Blue
        List Price: $43.99
        Starting At: $33.57

        Greenfield Products Coated Navy Anchor - Blue The Navy Anchor is a classic, proven design, which has been in use on large vessels and warships for over 100 years. Navy Anchor performance comes from the combination of weight and mechanical principle...

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      • Greenfield Coated River Anchor - Blue
        List Price: $59.49
        Starting At: $50.18

        Greenfield Products Coated River Anchor - Blue The Tri-Fluke design of the River Anchor allows the flukes to penetrate the river bottom in soft and moderate conditions, or to engage rocks and structure in rivers and current. The River Anchor is a great...

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      • Greenfield PVC Coated Navy Style Anchor - Black
        List Price: $43.99
        Starting At: $32.49

        Greenfield Products PVC Coated Navy Style Anchor - Black The navy anchor provides swing-arm penetration with the weight and strength of cast iron. It really digs in and holds the minute it strikes the bottom. A traditional design and coated in heavy...

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      • Greenfield Coated River Anchor - Red
        List Price: $59.49
        Starting At: $50.18

        Greenfield Products Coated River Anchor - Red The Tri-Fluke design of the River Anchor allows the flukes to penetrate the river bottom in soft and moderate conditions, or to engage rocks and structure in rivers and current. The River Anchor is a great...

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      • Greenfield Coated Navy Anchor - Red
        List Price: $43.99
        Starting At: $32.49

        Greenfield Products Coated Navy Anchor - Red The Navy Anchor is a classic, proven design, which has been in use on large vessels and warships for over 100 years. Navy Anchor performance comes from the combination of weight and mechanical principle. Like...

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      • Greenfield Painted Navy Boat Anchor
        List Price: $44.99
        Starting At: $33.49

        The navy anchor provide swing-arm penetration with the weight and strength of cast iron. It really digs in and holds. 4 traditional designs with painted finish. Model Weight Recommended Boat Size In Winds Up To 30 Knots Chain...

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      • Greenfield Coated Mushroom Anchor - Royal Blue
        List Price: $33.99
        Starting At: $24.99

        Greenfield Products Coated Mushroom Anchor - Blue These traditional cast iron mushroom anchors meet basic anchor requirements and store easily. Mushrooms perform well for small craft, Personal Water Craft (PWC), Canoes or Kayaks, or as second anchor on...

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      • Greenfield Yachting Series PVC Coated Fluke Anchor - WHITE
        List Price: $85.49
        Starting At: $60.49

        From the originators of the coated marine anchor, Greenfield Anchors are undercoated for extra adhesion, then coated in heavy plastisol to protect boat finishes from the scratches and abrasions which occur through normal use. American Yachting...

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      • Greenfield Coated Mushroom Anchor - Red
        List Price: $46.99
        Starting At: $36.49

        Greenfield Products Coated Mushroom Anchor - Red These traditional cast iron mushroom anchors meet basic anchor requirements and store easily. Mushrooms perform well for small craft, Personal Water Craft (PWC), Canoes or Kayaks, or as second anchor on...

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      • Greenfield Products Wavestake Collapsible Anchor
        List Price: $39.99
        Starting At: $29.23

        Collapses for easy storage! Weight performance of Cast-Iron, without the storage problem! Easy to assemble and use. Stores FLAT in included nylon storage bag. Patented design combines aggressive low profile flukes for quick, deep, anchor setting...

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      Boat Anchors

      Did you know that your vessel could be dropping and weighing the wrong anchor? Perhaps you are still using the anchor your boat came with.  However, not all anchors are alike. In fact, there are two considerations when purchasing boat anchors. One is, of course, what type and/or size vessel you have. The other reason that is most often overlooked is the bottom conditions of the waters they will be traversing.

      Waterways with rock or coral or shale, clay and grassy, or sandy, muddy, bottoms require different kinds of anchors. And if you pilot your vessel through salt, fresh and brackish waters you will need different types of marine anchors for each of these conditions.

      For example, to prevent drift, anchors must tether a boat properly. Anchors must develop sufficient resistance in the seabed to offset wind and waves around the boat. The seabed has to be penetrated by the anchor to hold the boat in place. Below are some anchor recommendations based on differing seabed conditions.

      Marine Anchors for Every Seabed!

      • Sand: Pivoting-fluke anchors and non-hinged scoop anchors are best. Most seabeds are sandy and easy for pivot anchors to penetrate for high-holding power.
      • Mud: Deeper penetration is a requirement for muddy bottoms. Broader shank fluke angle anchors are a popular choice for these conditions. In test after test, Fortress has won acclaim as “The World’s Best Anchor.” Fortress marine anchors offer the best holding power in muddy seabeds as these can be adjusted from 32” to a broad 45” fluke angle.
      • Rock and Coral: The high structural strength of plow-shaped or grapnel-type anchors are best for these conditions. The Lewmar DTX Stainless Steel Plow Anchor and Wholesale Marine’s selection of River Anchors work well in rivers and current.
      • Shale/Clay/Grassy: Here the weight of the anchor more than its design determines the amount of penetration and hold. Anchors that cut through vegetation well include the cast iron Painted Navy Boat Anchor.

      There are several other considerations when determining which anchor(s) are best for your boat, including its type, size, and the composition of the anchor. The tensile strength of galvanized steel makes it the most popular anchor choice. Stainless steel is also good as its appearance enhances the bow when not in use. Ultralights and racing sailboat owners are weight conscious and prefer anchors with a lightweight aluminum alloy. As you might expect, anchors made of heavy cast iron really dig into the sea bed for a strong hold.

      Regardless of where you take to the open water or what kind of vessel you pilot, Wholesale Marine has the right marine anchors for every craft! When you want to talk boat anchors, and need the right one, call us and we will weigh the possibilities for you! We’re here from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST Monday through Friday at (877) 388-2628. Be sure to ask us about our Captain’s Club Rewards Program for additional discounts every time you shop at Wholesale Marine!