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aitkel

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aitkel

I would like to build a box anchor look alike. Could someone measure their's so I will build it right. angle of the teeth would be nice too. Thanks

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99lxi
I would like to build a box anchor look alike. Could someone measure their's so I will build it right. angle of the teeth would be nice too. Thanks

I have built several box anchors. I welded the teeth on at a 45 degree angle. I have used several different sizes of metal. I used gate hindges in the corners. To lock them open I got creative.

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aitkel
I would like to build a box anchor look alike. Could someone measure their's so I will build it right. angle of the teeth would be nice too. Thanks

I have built several box anchors. I welded the teeth on at a 45 degree angle. I have used several different sizes of metal. I used gate hindges in the corners. To lock them open I got creative.

How heavy does it need to be? 3/16"X3 was what I was thinking 16" square.

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Sunsetter95
I would like to build a box anchor look alike. Could someone measure their's so I will build it right. angle of the teeth would be nice too. Thanks

I have built several box anchors. I welded the teeth on at a 45 degree angle. I have used several different sizes of metal. I used gate hindges in the corners. To lock them open I got creative.

How heavy does it need to be? 3/16"X3 was what I was thinking 16" square.

If you have a West Marine store they have them there. Tape measure and a scratch pad and your done.

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Ndawg12
I would like to build a box anchor look alike. Could someone measure their's so I will build it right. angle of the teeth would be nice too. Thanks

I have built several box anchors. I welded the teeth on at a 45 degree angle. I have used several different sizes of metal. I used gate hindges in the corners. To lock them open I got creative.

How heavy does it need to be? 3/16"X3 was what I was thinking 16" square.

If you have a West Marine store they have them there. Tape measure and a scratch pad and your done.

Check this out

Looks more like each side is around 11-12" long. Make 2 while you're at it!! Clap.gif

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aitkel
I would like to build a box anchor look alike. Could someone measure their's so I will build it right. angle of the teeth would be nice too. Thanks

I have built several box anchors. I welded the teeth on at a 45 degree angle. I have used several different sizes of metal. I used gate hindges in the corners. To lock them open I got creative.

How heavy does it need to be? 3/16"X3 was what I was thinking 16" square.

If you have a West Marine store they have them there. Tape measure and a scratch pad and your done.

Check this out

Looks more like each side is around 11-12" long. Make 2 while you're at it!! Clap.gif

Thanks there was a good picture at the West Marine site

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chathamsolutions

Box anchor = only way to go.

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Bobby Light
Box anchor = only way to go.

The box anchor is great. The only time I've ever had a problem is when the milfoil was so thick that the anchor couldn't even reach the ground. Other than that it's always held great including the time I had a floatilla rafted up to me during a malibu wakeboard competition on a mudd puddle they called a lake. It was like open seas out there but my (small) box anchor held the group.

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chathamsolutions

No doubt, in all situations - mud, granite, sand, wind, waves - it's held my 23' every time.

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RedOwl
The box anchor is great. The only time I've ever had a problem is when the milfoil was so thick that the anchor couldn't even reach the ground. Other than that it's always held great including the time I had a floatilla rafted up to me during a malibu wakeboard competition on a mudd puddle they called a lake. It was like open seas out there but my (small) box anchor held the group.

(I know this has been discussed before, but I can't remember the answer) Whistling.gif

06VLX, do you use a chain with your box anchor, or just anchor line?

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Bobby Light
The box anchor is great. The only time I've ever had a problem is when the milfoil was so thick that the anchor couldn't even reach the ground. Other than that it's always held great including the time I had a floatilla rafted up to me during a malibu wakeboard competition on a mudd puddle they called a lake. It was like open seas out there but my (small) box anchor held the group.

(I know this has been discussed before, but I can't remember the answer) Whistling.gif

06VLX, do you use a chain with your box anchor, or just anchor line?

No chain just an anchor buddy.

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Lgndracer

No chain here either, but I always have a rope in conjunction with the Anchor Buddy. When the Box Anchor is really planted, pulling on the Buddy that hard always makes me nervous it will break.

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99lxi
I would like to build a box anchor look alike. Could someone measure their's so I will build it right. angle of the teeth would be nice too. Thanks

I have built several box anchors. I welded the teeth on at a 45 degree angle. I have used several different sizes of metal. I used gate hindges in the corners. To lock them open I got creative.

How heavy does it need to be? 3/16"X3 was what I was thinking 16" square.

If you have a West Marine store they have them there. Tape measure and a scratch pad and your done.

Check this out

Looks more like each side is around 11-12" long. Make 2 while you're at it!! Clap.gif

Thanks there was a good picture at the West Marine site

I used 1/4"x5 1/2" plate. It is about 12" square. I used a pipe just like the West Marine box anchor (no chain). If I were to do it over I would copy the specs of the anchor at West Marine. Mine is way to heavy(64#).

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Ndawg12
I would like to build a box anchor look alike. Could someone measure their's so I will build it right. angle of the teeth would be nice too. Thanks

I have built several box anchors. I welded the teeth on at a 45 degree angle. I have used several different sizes of metal. I used gate hindges in the corners. To lock them open I got creative.

How heavy does it need to be? 3/16"X3 was what I was thinking 16" square.

If you have a West Marine store they have them there. Tape measure and a scratch pad and your done.

Check this out

Looks more like each side is around 11-12" long. Make 2 while you're at it!! Clap.gif

Thanks there was a good picture at the West Marine site

I used 1/4"x5 1/2" plate. It is about 12" square. I used a pipe just like the West Marine box anchor (no chain). If I were to do it over I would copy the specs of the anchor at West Marine. Mine is way to heavy(64#).

Holy....64lbs ROFL.gif I'd like to see you toss that baby out there!!

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Slurpee
I would like to build a box anchor look alike. Could someone measure their's so I will build it right. angle of the teeth would be nice too. Thanks

I have built several box anchors. I welded the teeth on at a 45 degree angle. I have used several different sizes of metal. I used gate hindges in the corners. To lock them open I got creative.

How heavy does it need to be? 3/16"X3 was what I was thinking 16" square.

If you have a West Marine store they have them there. Tape measure and a scratch pad and your done.

Check this out

Looks more like each side is around 11-12" long. Make 2 while you're at it!! Clap.gif

Thanks there was a good picture at the West Marine site

I used 1/4"x5 1/2" plate. It is about 12" square. I used a pipe just like the West Marine box anchor (no chain). If I were to do it over I would copy the specs of the anchor at West Marine. Mine is way to heavy(64#).

Holy....64lbs ROFL.gif I'd like to see you toss that baby out there!!

Sheesh! That's not a baby! More like an 8 year old!

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Bake's Marine

box anchors are the best, everybody that goes that route loves them

-Paul

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Malibuswany
The box anchor is great. The only time I've ever had a problem is when the milfoil was so thick that the anchor couldn't even reach the ground. Other than that it's always held great including the time I had a floatilla rafted up to me during a malibu wakeboard competition on a mudd puddle they called a lake. It was like open seas out there but my (small) box anchor held the group.

(I know this has been discussed before, but I can't remember the answer) Whistling.gif

06VLX, do you use a chain with your box anchor, or just anchor line?

I also just use an anchor buddy up to 50' deep. past that I use a rope and Anchor buddy.

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Ndawg12

hey OP, how's this project going??!!

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derkconnor

Anyone made or making there own thats a lighter the 64lbs? If so post come pic and list of materials :thankyou:

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aitkel

I have not started putting together yet, but ordered

2 inch hinges and 5/16 bow shackles from marinepartdepot.com.

2 in X 1/4 in X 8 ft flat stainless

have not recieved parts yet

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aitkel

I finally got at building the anchor. I still might add a tooth in the middle, and was going to polish it a bit but don't think it is worth the time it would take

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Bill_AirJunky

Nicely done! Will be interesting to hear how it works for your VLX!

How much time & cash do you have into it?

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aitkel

too much of each.

The second one would go a lot faster, but likely still would be 5 hours.

Not sure about cost yet but around $150 It is all Stainless

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Bill_AirJunky

Damn, so you saved nothing. Other than a little satisfaction.

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aitkel

I cant remember exactly but i think the stainless one was $300 so a lot cheaper than that.

If it was made out of steel and painted it would have been about $ 50

satisfaction of doing it is worth the time it took

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