- Model NO.: 4lb, 8lb, 10lb, 16lb
- Design: Fluke Anchor
- Type: Fluke Anchor
- Specification: 4lb, 8lb, 10lb, 16lb
- HS Code: 7316000000
- Material: Steel
- Weight (Kg): 4lb,8lb,10lb,16lb
- Trademark: Qiangli
- Origin: China
It uses a stock at the crown to which two large flat triangular flukes are attached. The stock is hinged so the flukes can orient toward the bottom (and on some designs may be adjusted for an optimal angle depending on the bottom type). Tripping palms at the crown act to tip the flukes into the seabed. The design is a burying variety, and once well set can develop high resistance. Its lightweight and compact flat design make it easy to retrieve and relatively easy to store; some anchor rollers and hawsepipes can accommodate a fluke-style anchor.
A Danforth will not usually penetrate or hold in gravel or weeds. In boulders and coral it may hold by acting as a hook. If there is much current, or if the vessel is moving while dropping the anchor, it may "kite" or "skate" over the bottom due to the large fluke area acting as a sail or wing. Once set, the anchor tends to break out and reset when the direction of force changes dramatically, such as with the changing tide, and on some occasions it might not reset but instead drag.
Fluke anchor with PVC coated
Galvanized fluke anchor.
slip ring anchor galvanized
PVC coated slip ring anchor