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  • Cal-June Sea Anchors

    Cal-June Sea Anchors

    Cal-June Sea Anchors are vinyl coated with 1in polypropylene shroud lines. Anchors easily collapse...

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    Price: $25.48 to $113.04
  • Sea-Dog River Anchor

    Sea-Dog River Anchor

    Sea-Dog Line River Anchors are recommended for use in small lakes, rivers, and streams where weaker...

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    Price: $23.34 to $30.12
  • Lewmar CQR Plow Anchor

    Lewmar CQR Plow Anchor

    Provides a consistent setting and holding during foul weather or changes in the wind and tide....

    Price: $392.93 to $782.51
  • Attwood Navy Anchor

    Attwood Navy Anchor

    Attwood's Navy Anchor features durable gray cast iron construction with a painted aluminum finish....

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  • Windline Medium Platform Anchor Roller

    Windline Medium Platform Anchor Roller

    The Windline Medium Platform Anchor Roller is designed for boats 28 - 48 feet with anchor platforms...

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    Price: $96.47
  • Lewmar Horizon Claw Anchor

    Lewmar Horizon Claw Anchor

    The Lewmar Horizon claw anchor is patterned after anchors used to secure oil rigs in the North Sea....

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    Price: $48.42 to $147.44
  • Whitecap Hinged Rope And Chain Deck Pipes

    Whitecap Hinged Rope And Chain Deck Pipes

    These deck pipes have hinged covers to allow for hauling chain or rope from below deck. Model...

    Price: $31.33 to $75.21
  • Buck Algonquin 316 Stainless Hawse Pipe

    Buck Algonquin 316 Stainless Hawse Pipe

    Manufactured from 316 Stainless Steel for the ultimate in corrosion protection and durability in...

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  • Whitecap Stainless Steel Hawse Pipe

    Whitecap Stainless Steel Hawse Pipe

    Whitecap Stainless Steel Hawse Pipe is used for passing chain and line through bulwarks and decks....

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  • Perko Chrome Plated Bronze Hawse Hole Plate

    Perko Chrome Plated Bronze Hawse Hole Plate

    Chrome Plated Bronze hawse hole plate protects the bulwarks and rails of boats where chain passes...

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  • Guardian Utility Anchors

    Guardian Utility Anchors

    These Anchors offer excellent quality and performance at an economical price. Each anchor is made...

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  • Grade 30 Hot Galvanized White Polymer Coated Chain in Pail

    Grade 30 Hot Galvanized White Polymer Coated Chain in Pail

    Grade 30 hot galvanized chain coated in white polymer in pail containers. Offered in 3/16, 1/4, and...

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    Price: $264.60 to $292.02
  • Whitecap Chain & Rope Deck Pipe

    Whitecap Chain & Rope Deck Pipe

    Whitecap Chain & Rope Deck Pipes are constructed from chrome plated brass for an attractive...

    Price: $56.23
  • Windline Medium Fairlead Type Anchor Roller

    Windline Medium Fairlead Type Anchor Roller

    Windline AR7 medium fairlead anchor rollers protect your boat's hull and make anchor retrieval much...

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    Price: $73.20
  • Whitecap Rope and Chain Deck Pipe Fittings

    Whitecap Rope and Chain Deck Pipe Fittings

    Whitecap rope and chain deck pipe fittings have openings to allow large thimbles to pass through...

    Price: $31.78
  • Seachoice Stainless Steel Anchor Shackles

    Seachoice Stainless Steel Anchor Shackles

    Seachoice Stainless Steel Anchor Shackles are made from high quality, 316 forged stainless steel....

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    Price: $5.29 to $134.05
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Boat Anchors

Jamestown Distributors is a large supplier of boat anchors, anchor chain, chain links, cables and other rigging and anchoring supplies. Danforth Anchors are especially popular. Almost all of the anchoring supplies, including shackles, thimbles, chain, and the anchors themselves, are made out of hot-dipped galvanized steel, which helps to prevent corrosion, is fairly light-weight, yet cost effective.

Boat and General Marine Anchoring Tips:

  • Tie a small buoy on the end of the line (tied on at the shackle between line rode and anchor chain to lift chain off the bottom, to take full advantage of chain's weight).
  • Always drop anchor when all headway has stopped and boat is moving backward (keep the rudder amidships and NEVER let go of tiller or wheel when boat is backing down; the backing pressure could damage the rudder).
  • Let out about a 3:1 ratio of scope before snubbing off the first time to set the anchor, then let out a 5:1 ratio to set it a second time, and 7:1 for the final set.
  • Use a trip line of 3/8-inch nylon attached to the anchor's crown when anchoring in areas known for fouled bottoms to help pull it free.


  • How to tell when your boat anchor is dragging:

  • Use a range by lining up any two landmarks on the beach. If the landmarks do not stay lined up, the anchor is dragging.
  • Use compass bearings to a landmark(s). If the bearings change, the anchor is dragging.
  • Use your bare foot on the chain or rode to feel vibrations and the jerky movement of the anchor being pulled along the bottom.
  • If, at any time, the boat swings beam to wind, suspect the anchor is dragging.


  • Anchor and Mooring Chain


    Chain Measurements

    The primary measurement in chain is the diameter of the metal wire forming the link. For example, 3/8" chain has a 3/8" thick diameter link.

    The next consideration is the individual link size and break strength. These are addressed in the "Grade" of the chain. A grade stamp is embossed in the links of most major chain suppliers.

    Grade 30 proof coil is a general purpose chain of standard commercial quality. Grade 30 proof coil is commonly used for mooring chain, but has one major drawback: mooring setups using proof coil will only accept shackles through the end links. The middle chainlinks do not permit enough space for a shackle pin. A better alternative for mooring rigs is "long link" chain, because bridles or attachment sections to mooring balls easily splice in with a shackle mid-chain. Grade 30 proof coil chain is made from low carbon steel. This chain is frequently used for fabricating tow chains, logging chains and, when appropriate, tie down or binding chains. Hallmarked every foot or so with manufacturer's symbol and grade marking: 3, 30 or 300.

    Grade 40 High Test chain has the same strength levels as Gr 43 but the dimensions of the chain links are smaller using ISO standards. Primarily used for boat windlasses, this grade has become a standard for the marine industry. The Grade 40 designation was exclusively used by ACCO Chain until 2005 to designate their High Test grade chain. They now use "43" in keeping with the rest of the industry. The chain is hallmarked "G4". Not for overhead lifting.

    Grade 43 High Test is a higher strength chain used for years in the trucking industry for tie downs that meet DOT specifications. Made from a higher carbon steel, its strength surpasses proof coil working load limits, size for size, by a factor of 2 to 1. Hallmarked every foot or so with manufacturer's symbol and grade marking: 4, 40, 43 or 400. If using for anchor rodes with a windlass, check with the windlass manufacturer for compatibility. Not for overhead lifting.

    BBB (Bend Before Break) chain is carbon steel, general purpose chain with short compact links. The short link makes chain more flexible and ideally suited as anchor chain because it fits most major brand windlasses. Some applications may require adding attachments for oversized end links. The compact spacing of the links also adds more weight per length, increasing catanery and holding power of the anchor rode.

    For marine applications, hot dip galvanized finish helps extend usable life of chain. Stainless steel chain can be used for anchor rodes, but will not fare well under constant prolonged submersion such as moorings, because the lack of oxygen will cause rapid deterioration of stainless steel metals.

    Whenever rigging anchor rodes or mooring rigs, be sure to mouse any shackle pin attachments with a locking wire or plastic wire tie.

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