Fortress Marine Anchors
The Fortress Anchors come in eight sizes capable of anchoring boats between 16 and 150 feet.
- Faster and deeper penetration into common sea bottoms
- Corrosion resistant and rustproof
- Adjustable 32° to 45° fluke angle
|FX-7||FX-7 anchor for boat lengths of 16-27 feet, 4 pounds|
|FX-11||FX-11 anchor for boat lengths of 28-32 feet, 7 pounds|
|FX-16||FX-16 anchor for boat lengths of 33-38 feet, 10 pounds|
|FX-23||FX-23 anchor for boat lengths of 39-45 feet, 15 pounds|
|FX-37||FX-37 anchor for boat lengths of 46-51 feet, 21 pounds|
|FX-55||FX-55 anchor for boat lengths of 52-58 feet, 32 pounds|
|FX-85||FX-85 anchor for boat lengths of 59-68 feet, 47 pounds|
|Usually ships in 1-2 weeks|
|FX-125||FX-125 anchor for boat lengths of 69-150 feet, 69 pounds|
|Usually ships in 1-2 weeks|
|SFX-7||Fortress marine anchor stowaway bag for FX-7, 25 inches|
|SFX-11||Fortress marine anchor stowaway bag for FX-11, 28 inches|
|SFX-16||Fortress marine anchor stowaway bag for FX-11, 32 inches|
|SFX-23||Fortress marine anchor stowaway bag for FX-23, 37 inches|
|SFX-37||Fortress marine anchor stowaway bag for FX-37, 42 inches|
|SFX-55||Fortress marine anchor stowaway bag for FX-55, 47 inches|
|SFX-85||Fortress marine anchor stowaway bag for FX-85, 52 inches|
|SFX-125||Fortress marine anchor stowaway bag for FX-125, 57 inches|
The Fortress Marine Anchors are precision-machined from an aluminum alloy as strong as steel but only half the weight. Made to last years, the anchors are durable, rustproof and corrosion resistant. The sharper, dull-edge steel anchors will set faster and penetrate deeper into common sea bottoms for incredible holding power, and dramatically increase holding power in problem soft mud bottoms.
Years of research and development, high-tech materials and manufacturing, and thousands of real world tests assure high performance, quality, and value. All Fortress Marine Anchors feature Mud Palms designed to help the anchor set faster in any type of sea bottom. The Mud Palms are a set of plates that bolt on the crown of the anchor. They create a lift to the crown of the anchor, causing the flukes to point more directly to the seabed and help set the anchor faster and more accurately. The Marine Anchors can be reassembled from the normal 32° angle to a 45° angle to increase holding power in soft mud bottoms.
Boat size recommendations are for boats of average windage and proportions in 30 knots of wind, average bottom conditions, and moderate protection from open seas. There are eight Fortress Anchors to choose from, ranging in sizes and capable of anchoring boats between 16 and 150 feet. Storage is easy as the anchors can be disassembled and placed in a stowaway bag for portability.
- (1) Fortress Marine Anchor
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