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Advanced Anchor System

Advanced Anchor System

Description

The Advanced Elements Canoe and Kayak Anchor System is a versatile and reliable anchor system designed for use with both canoes and kayaks. It features a unique folding/locking 4-fluke design, making it easy to stow and deploy. This anchor system holds well on most types of bottoms, from sand to rock.

The anchor is made of galvanized metal and comes with a sliding collar. This collar keeps the flukes drawn up tight against the shank when stowed and drops to lock the flukes open when deployed. To remove the anchor from the water, simply pull and stow.

This anchor system includes a 3-pound collared, galvanized grapple anchor, 60 feet of line, a carabiner, a line float, and a mesh travel bag for easy storage and transportation of the anchor and line.

The Advanced Elements Canoe and Kayak Anchor System is covered by a manufacturer warranty. Advanced Elements warrants its products to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from the date of purchase. For warranty service, customers can contact Advanced Elements directly.

About Advanced Elements, the company behind this anchor system: Advanced Elements is a reputable brand in the inflatable kayak industry. The company was founded nearly 10 years ago by two inventors with the goal of creating a new type of inflatable kayak that combines the performance of a rigid kayak with the portability, lightweight, and affordability of an inflatable one. Today, Advanced Elements offers a wide range of inflatable kayaks and accessories. The company is known for its innovative designs, using unique combinations of materials and components. They pride themselves on providing the best combination of quality, performance, and price in the world.

FAQs:

Can it be used in salt water? Probably it would rust as it is made of metal. No salt water here in the Midwest to test it. Maybe you could paint it with a rust-proof paint before using and be sure to rinse with freshwater after using.

Would this work on a mariner 4 inflatable boat? Yes, it can be used with a Mariner 4 inflatable boat.

Will it work for an 8-foot canoe or so on a small pond? How big is the actual anchor piece itself? The anchor piece itself is about 12 inches long and it will work for an 8ft kayak. It has been successfully used in 10ft kayaks in 3-5ft seas in Hawaii.

How does this hold up in saltwater - has anyone used it in saltwater? It has been primarily used in freshwater, but it is advisable to rinse it after saltwater use to avoid rusting.

Things we like

  • The lightweight design of about 3 pounds is practical and kayak-friendly.
  • A design for a folding anchor that has a sliding collar to secure the flukes in place
  • Includes a line that is 60 feet long and has a float attached to it inline.

Things we don't like

  • Keeping kayak anchors in a mesh bag is probably not the most effective storage method.
  • The sliding collar has a little fragile quality to it.
  • The rope tends to become tangled up.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can it be used in salt water?

Probably it would rust as it is made of metal. No salt water here in the Midwest to test itMaybe you could paint it with a rust proof paint before using and be sure to rinse with freshwater after using

would this work on a mariner 4 inflatable boat?

Yes

will it work for an 8 foot canoe or so on a small pond? How big is the actual anchor piece itself?

It's 12 or so inches long and it will work for an 8ft kayak. It works in my 10 ft in 3-5 ft seas here in Hawaii.

How does this hold up in saltwater - has anyone used it in saltwater?

Have used this in fresh water only,,but would think it would be a good idea to rinse after salt water use to avoid rusting.