I have used this anchor extensively and love it 95% of the time. I am a catfisherman and love to anchor in those horrible spots most people steer away from and what I have found is that it digs in and holds well, sometimes to well. Below dam's it didnt want to let go in the rocks and I actually lost one of these in some rocks. My guess is the slip ring bar landed on the bottom and not the top before it dug into the rocks. Even with the anchor chain and bungee extension it still wouldnt pop out so I had to let it go. Also around trees the arms will wrap around limbs and make it almost impossible to get out. For most people this would be an awesome anchor but those some of us who venture into waters with a ton of under water cover this might be something to steer away from.
December 20, 2013
Not That Great
I didn't feel this anchor was worth the cost. It doesn't hold well in muddy or sandy areas, your best bet is to snag a tree on the bottom. I bought the 25#'er for my 18 ft bass boat. In one day of fishing it had slid on the bottom so much it wore the plastic coating off the tips of the fingers. Do not recommend this anchor, get the Digger for the same price.
March 2, 2013
Good holding power
I have used the Richter Anchor three times since I purchased it. Each time it held my 13 Smokercraft Alaskan very well. I only had a 3:1 scope, and it was enough. The rubber coating does a good job of protecting the interior of the boat during storage.
September 8, 2011
AN ANCHOR THAT DOES WHAT YOU BOUGHT IT FOR
WOW! AN ANCHOR THAT WORKS. Of all the things in my boat that I rely on to do their job properly, this anchor is on the top of the list as being dependable. I added a length of chain to it as it recommends and this anchor has never failed me. I use two anchors and one of them is not a Richter and I always struggle with getting it to hold. I am about to purchase another Richter to replace it. With two of these anchors in my boat, anchoring can be elliminated from the aggrevation list. It is worth the price.
July 25, 2010