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These Bass Pro Shops® Galvanized Grappling Anchors fold fast and lock easy for compact storage. Four-fluke anchors are ideal for small boats, PWCs, canoes, kayaks, dinghies and inflatables. Made from galvanized, malleable iron for years of reliable anchoring. Available in 3 lbs, 5 lbs and 7 lbs.
Bass Pro Shops® Folding Grappling Anchors
Works fine for our little fishing boat
The style and weight work well for out 12' aluminum fishing boat. The 'locking' mechanism is a bit sloppy and the anchor will unfold unexpectedly if not stored securely. All in all a good deal for the price.
August 1, 2011
Bought for 22' pontoon boat and works well for holding it
July 5, 2011
Folding Grappling Anchor
Perfect item for convenient stowage aboard a small boat.
September 8, 2010
Folding Grapple Anchor
The folding grapple anchor is small and compact yet has excellent holding power. The sliding collar that holds the grapples open or closed works but could be a bit tighter so it will stay in place. The galvanizing looks to be adequate. I would recommend adding a 2ft piece of chain to the anchor so that the grapples stay parallel to the bottom and grabs quickly. This will also prevent wear of the rope as it is dragged across sharp rocks , zebra mussels etc. It stores very easily due to its size.
August 27, 2010
There is a small hole located at the bottom of the anchor. This is intended for a rope that is attached to a small float. If the grapple will not release you pull on the float at 180 degrees to the direction of your drift and it should pull the grapple out from what ever it is caught under. The reality is that most people don't bother with the second line and float and only wish they had put in on when they get hung up.
The weight of the anchor is typically not what is used to hold you in place. The type of anchor and the type of bottom along with the length of anchor line are the critical items. The anchor needs to be able to grab whether it be in weeds, mud, or rocks and stay connected as the boat moves around due to the wind and waves. The longer the anchor rope the less chance it will pull free as the anchor stays closer to being parallel to the bottom. Adding a couple of feet of chain will work better than a heavier anchor.
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