Jim Niehaus, Discovery, Northeast Motorsail 42
Discovery’s CQR and 300’ of chain secures us to the bottom under most conditions we encounter.The real reason we love our anchor is that it allows us to anchor out and enjoy the peace and quiet, hunting and gathering, kayaking and waking up to totems.
Mary and Jerome Robbins, Prime Time, Bayliner 47
We had seen demonstrations of the Ultra Anchor while attending various boat shows over the years. We planned on doing more anchoring and wanted an anchor we could trust. While attending the Seattle Boat Show in 2014 we made our purchase.
The Ultra anchor does not require any experience to use, as it immediately sets. It buries itself deeper, holds excellently under increasing wind conditions, and does not require a second anchor due to its high holding power. Even under changing wind directions, it does not come loose.
On one occasion, we were entering Deer Harbor on Orcas Island with forty-five mile-an-hour winds coming from the south. Without warning, both engines on our boat stopped dead, and the wind took over pushing us into an area where there were lots of boats anchored and on mooring buoys. I ran to the bow and let down the Ultra anchor as fast as I could. When the anchor hit bottom, it immediately set and pulled our boat to an abrupt halt about 10 feet short of hitting an anchored boat. I was so relieved to have an anchor do what it was supposed to do in this critical situation. Once the engine problem was solved the anchor was retrieved with ease.
Manson Supreme Anchors
Fidalgo Yacht Club is best known as a cruising club, whose members share a passion for boats, the Pacific Northwest inland waterways, and a sense of comradery. Safe boat handling is a priority. Summer will find us on the water from Anacortes to SE Alaska. Wintertime we gather together in our clubhouse to gather knowledge from dinner speakers and educational “bar chats”. We cruise and learn together and welcome new members whether a seasoned mariner or first-time boater.