Fortress Marine Anchors
Great product but not easily assembled. I thought I'd be able to store this away and assemble if needed in an emergency, but no way to assemble on a moving boat in a stressed situation.
October 31, 2013
The World's Best Anchor???
After using every type of anchor imaginable, including a coffee can filled with cement, I was highly skeptical when I went into my local Bass Pro store and I saw this anchor on the shelf in a box with the title "The World's Best Anchor."
However, my last couple of steel anchors had rusted out and nearly herniated me a few times while using them, so I thought I would give this lightweight aluminum anchor a try. All I can say is that I wish I had bought one years (make that decades) ago. It sets unbelievably fast, holds incredibly well, and retrieving it is a breeze. The ladies and kids can even handle it.
Fortress is the best anchor I have ever used, and there is no close second.
August 27, 2013
I am the captain of charter fishing boat here in Florida and we have used a Fortress anchor several times per day / almost everyday for the past decade or so. It is far and away the easiest anchor I have ever used, since it sets fast and holds firm, and retrieving it is also a back saver. I highly recommend one for any fisherman who needs a dependable anchor that won't rust out in short time, and is easy on the back!
April 23, 2012
Not worth it
It is true very light weight and holds up well in salt water.The problem light weight calls for more chain to get anchor to bottom.
Big problem using on cape cod where sand is much coarser than Florida the sand gets jammed between flukes and shaft and anchor fails to set.Once it is set it is fine I feel much safer with Danforth type
April 16, 2012