I have a Pontoon Boat and anchoring it is a challenge. After trying almost every anchor out there and being extremely dissatisfied, the Rickter is the only anchor that holds everytime, even in windy conditions on a mud or sand bottom! Save yourself the hassle and frustration and either start out with it or switch over to it. You will be glad you did.
February 10, 2010
Great anchor for a variety of situations!
My fishing partner has 2 of these anchors in his boat, and we use them in all different weather conditions, lake bottom types and currents, and they hold very well!
This anchor holds well in sand, muck, gravel and rocks, and it comes up relatively clean every time. It's fairly easy to dislodge when you need to move it, but it holds tight until then. The only tough time we had getting the anchor free, was from a tree stump, and a little tug from the motor was all it took to get it free.
The best example of the power of this anchor came last fall when we were trying to fish a small creek inlet on a very windy, choppy bay. We threw both anchors out, one front and one rear, parallel to shore, and we barely drifted. It was nice not having to deal with the aggravation of moving and re-anchoring every 10 or 15 minuets to hold a nice productive spot.
If you need good holding power in a variety of weather and water conditions on lakes and rivers with many different types of bottom conditions, then this anchor will serve you well. Highly recommended!
February 10, 2009
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
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