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I have a 19' North River Sportster. I have a 28 lb. River Anchor that I currently have 6' of chain on. That is plenty for the rivers down here because most of them are sand bottoms. Last year it just skipped across the rocky bottom of the Fraser. I just bought another 15' which will make 21' of chain total. Will that be enough?
 

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My friends has a 28 lb with 10' of chain for his 14'. Try a 40lb
 

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Hey skagit3

I have a 14' aluminum and I am currently using a 40 lb anchor and about 15' of chain. I switched last year from the same amount of chain but a 25lb anchor. I was having trouble holding in any water other than fairly tight to shore. I have not had any trouble anchoring since I switched.

The general rule of thumb that I have been told is at least one foot of chain for every foot of boat.

I would say if you are going to be trying to anchor in the Fraser that you should have at least a 40lb anchor and about 20' of good chain.

Centerpin 8)
 

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Hey cap, I think that 7:1 ratio is for the length of rope or chain as compared to depth of water to safely anchor. I read it in one of the mags, I think it was pertaining to fishing on the Columbia
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I went out today and I was able to hook up with a little bit of effort and positioning. A 40 LB would be much nicer to stay in the really fast current. Man.....We hooked a pig today!! Ended up losing him shortly after throwing the anchor.
 
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