Anchor Guide
At Slide Anchor, we understand that boating should be an activity of leisure and enjoyment, not of complication. A boat's anchor is an essential part of any aquatic experience, and the investment in a safe, reliable anchor is as smart as it is fundamental. For general advice, your decision of equipment is dependent upon the size and type of your boat, as well as the weather and anchoring conditions you meet. Where there is a huge market for anchors that work in any one condition, we have created a spectrum of boat anchors that adapt to any situation, ensuring your outfit is secure and pleasurable.

In order to help you make the right decision for your boat, we have put together all the information you need. From selecting the perfect size boat anchor, to understanding how to use your anchor in any condition -- mud, rock, kelp, sand; IT DOES NOT MATTER -- Slide Anchor has your anchoring solution.
 
Box Anchor
About the Box Anchor
The Box Anchor is designed for boats reaching up to 70 feet in length. It has the unique ability to set quickly into a lake or ocean bottom without the need for your boat's mechanical power, eliminating the common necessity to "power down" in order to ensure stability. The Box Anchor folds flat for storage, sets into any bottom condition, uses only half the amount of line as a traditional anchor, and will reset itself to compensate for any change in wind, weather, or water current. Each of these exceptional qualities combines to create a truly revolutionary, multi-faceted boat anchoring product.

The Box Anchor is a state of the art offshore boating anchor that brings anchoring to a new level of sophistication by allowing you to have more control over the placement of your boat, regardless of the situation. It requires no chain and only a fraction of the line used for a traditional Danforth anchor, making the Box Anchor easier to handle than most other boat anchors available.

The Box Anchor is designed to do all the work for you. Just kill the engine and toss the anchor overboard; it’s that easy. The Box Anchor will hit the bottom, roll to its side, and set within one foot with no need to power down.

The Box Anchor’s unprecedented patented design allows your boat to be held at a 45-degree angle from the bottom, digging the downward facing flukes firmly into the bottom without snagging them permanently on debris. When it comes to retrieval, just pull the line to bring the boat over the top of the anchor and the lack of upward facing surface area will allow the Box Anchor to pop right off the bottom. This same principal works in wind or current change.

With a traditional boat anchor, if you are in a cove or canyon and the wind direction suddenly changes, you have to power up the boat, retrieve the anchor, and try to reset it to accommodate the new situation. The Box Anchor has been designed to take care of all of this for you. The new wind direction brings the boat over the top of the anchor freeing it from the bottom, but as the boat passes over the top of the anchor and continues towards its new resting place, the Box Anchor simply rolls over on its opposite side to set firmly in the new direction. When it comes time for storage, simply retrieve the anchor, release the stainless steel stabilizing arm, and fold the Box Anchor flat to be stored in its ventilated storage bag.

Box Anchor catching bottom
Box Anchor Sizes
The Box Anchor is designed to work with almost any boat size, from personal watercrafts to houseboats and most everything in between.

Baby Box Anchor:     Personal watercraft
Small Box Anchor:     Offshore / Sport 18' to 30', cabin cruiser to 24'
Large Box Anchor:     Offshore / Sport to 40', cabin cruiser to 32'
X-Large Box Anchor:     House boats, cruisers longer than 32'

 
 
Shore Spike

About the Shore Spike (aka Sand Spike)
Shore Spike kinetic energy The Shore Spike works great in hard pack or soft sand, and even in shallow water. It is the perfect tool for securing your boat in your favorite beach spot, or even off rocky or shale shoreline. Just drive the tubular handle downward to deliver the spike blade into the shoreline and tie your boat off to the lower ring. The Shore Spike moves as easily as it drives in: just drive the handle upward.

For rocky or shale shorelines, just drive the spike a few feet offshore, where the ground is softer. The open, tubular handle won’t trap air, water, or debris -- allowing for easy use in shallow water. The top ring is for exclusively for a line and buoy. Our product is hot dip galvanized with a rubber handle to ensure that it will not rust and is built to last.
Shore Spike/Sand Spike Sizes
The Shore Spike/Sand Spike is designed to work with almost any boat size, from personal watercrafts to houseboats and most everything in between.
Small Shore Spike:     Boats to 25'
Large Shore Spike:     Boats from 25' to 38'
X-Large Shore Spike:     Houseboats and Cruisers