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    I own a 2006 Bayliner 305 and am looking to upgrade my anchor to stainless.What is the best kind and size for my boat?

    #2
    Anchors type depends largely on the bottom found when you anchor.

    We are also in Lake St Clair and have had great success with a 33 lb Rocna. I have 30 ft of 5/16" chain and 300 ft of 5/8" three strand nylon.

    We had a 22 lb Delta and at times it seemed insufficient.
    Jim McNeely
    New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
    Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
    Brighton, Michigan USA
    MMSI # 367393410

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      #3
      I absolutely agree with Jim - 33# Rocna all the way!

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        #4
        I do not know your waters, but I favor the claw/bruce type anchor, 22 lb should work for you, if you have a windlass then mabe a 33 lb, a number of BOC members like the claw anchor also, 25 to 30 ft of chain should be good unless you expect heavy winds, what can help on a blow is a weight or a 10-12 lb folding anchor or even a weight with 6 ft of SS cable and a very heavy duty SS snap link you can send down the line, it helps with any surge, mine is 12 lb for my 3870, set up to stop at the top of the chain.

        I also have a 16 lb folding anchor with another 40' of 1/4" chain and 300 ft of 5/8 rode for a spare.

        I would never expect to use my second anchor since I anchor in well protected coves out of Seward, AK, but I have it, ebay has saved me a lot of money by waiting all winter for that good deal.

        A safe anchor and anchorage gives a lot of peace of mind, especially for the wife and kids.
        Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

        Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
        Twin 350 GM power
        Located in Seward, AK
        Retired marine surveyor

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          #5
          I do not know your waters, but I favor the claw/bruce type anchor, 22 lb should work for you, if you have a windlass then a 33 lb would be a good choice, I know nothing about the Ronca anchor, research it. A number of BOC members like the claw anchor also, 25 to 30 ft of chain should be good unless you expect heavy winds, what can help on a blow is a weight or a 10-12 lb folding anchor or even a weight with 6 ft of SS cable and a very heavy duty SS snap link you can send down the line, it helps with any surge, mine is 12 lb for my 3870, set up to stop at the top of the chain.

          I also have a 16 lb folding anchor with another 40' of 1/4" chain and 300 ft of 5/8 rode for a spare.

          I would never expect to use my second anchor since I anchor in well protected coves out of Seward, AK, but I have it, ebay has saved me a lot of money by waiting all winter for that good deal.

          A safe anchor and anchorage gives a lot of peace of mind, especially for the wife and kids.
          Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

          Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
          Twin 350 GM power
          Located in Seward, AK
          Retired marine surveyor

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            #6
            Richey Rich wrote:
            I own a 2006 Bayliner 305 and am looking to upgrade my anchor to stainless.What is the best kind and size for my boat?
            These http://"http://www.marinepartdepot.c...e: <br /> guys have great prices on stainless.

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              #7
              We switched to a delta last year and I am very happy with the results.

              Jim, those are GREAT prices on a stainless anchor. Vicky would shoot me if I got one.
              Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
              1998 3055 Ciera
              (yes, a 1998)
              Previous boat: 1993 3055
              Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
              Sea Doo XP
              Sea Doo GTI SE
              Life is short. Boats are cool.
              The family that plays together stays together.
              Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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                #8
                I just upgraded a few weeks ago. I switched from a 14# Delta to the Rocna 15 (33 lbs). Haven't tried it yet but i have never heard anyone say anything bad about the Rocna. Of course, if you want the stainless steel version, be prepared to shell out the BIG bucks. I bought the much more reasonable-priced galvanized version.
                2003 Bayliner 305 - SOLD!
                Twin 5.7L, Carb'd, 445 hours
                Bravo II drives
                Closed-cooling

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                  #9
                  These guys have soem of the best prices I have seen, I'm not sure about a Rocna but you could ask.

                  http://www.anchoring.com/

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                    #10
                    The anchor should be chosen for the type of bottom you will use it in. Also remember that having plenty of chain is more valuable than a bigger anchor; it really helps. You should have a foot of chain for every foot of boat length.

                    I have had a 25 pound CQR and 30' of chain for about five years now, and absolutely love it. Never slips, and we often have to anchor in 70' of water with less than 3:1 scope.

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                      #11
                      Richey Rich wrote:
                      I own a 2006 Bayliner 305 and am looking to upgrade my anchor to stainless.What is the best kind and size for my boat?
                      Rich, Here in Florida, most of the bottom is sand. All of my Bayliners (4 of them) had delta anchors. Our 325 has a 22 lb. delta, and I think 20 feet of chain. Has never slipped yet. Ours is galvanized and shows it's age, but works just fine. Hope this helps. Griff

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                        #12
                        I use a 15 kg Bruce and carry a Danforth (can't remember the size). So far we have always used the Bruce with 70 feet of chain and up to 100 feet of line but we mostly anchor in less than 20 feet of water (8-10 if I can find it). I think the chain is the secret as long as you use one of the mainline anchors.

                        I have a diver friend that swears that hinged plows (CQR) never dig in and mostly just lay on their side and drag but I have no experience with them. The 44 foot trawler I was on had a CQR but we anchored with all chain and it was never windy.

                        My Bruce held through one big storm in a sheltered anchorage.

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                          #13
                          lolar3288 wrote:
                          I use a 15 kg Bruce and carry a Danforth (can't remember the size). So far we have always used the Bruce with 70 feet of chain and up to 100 feet of line but we mostly anchor in less than 20 feet of water (8-10 if I can find it). I think the chain is the secret as long as you use one of the mainline anchors.

                          I have a diver friend that swears that hinged plows (CQR) never dig in and mostly just lay on their side and drag but I have no experience with them. The 44 foot trawler I was on had a CQR but we anchored with all chain and it was never windy.

                          My Bruce held through one big storm in a sheltered anchorage.
                          The Bruce/claw is probably the best all around anchor made.
                          Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                          Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                          Twin 350 GM power
                          Located in Seward, AK
                          Retired marine surveyor

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                            #14
                            Im considering an upgrade to a stainless 14 or 22 lbs for my 2012 255 as the stock anchor is grossly under weight. Will this style of anchor work with the stock bow anchor roller that comes on the Bayliner or do I need to change it out?

                            Thx

                            Fred

                            2012 255 SD

                            Venice, FL
                            "Relax Inn"
                            2012; 255 SB Bayliner
                            Venice, Fl
                            prior boat:
                            2011; 180 BR

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