I'm looking at either 8' or 10', push pin type, fiberglass shallow water anchors for my 17' all-weld.
Just to be clear, I'm not even considering the Powerpole or Talon type anchors. All I need is a pole to stick in the mud.
Anyhow, I've priced out my options, measured my boat and still can't decide on either 8' or 10'.
I'd love to hear from some of you with experience with these type anchors. What water depth can I realistically expect to anchor in with a 8' pole? 10'?
It would seem that I'd need about 2' in the mud to hold and another 2' above the water surface. Based on this math I'd guesstimate that I could expect to anchor in 4' of water with an 8' anchor and 6' of water with a 10' pole. What do y'all think?
Thanks in advance, I appreciate any info, shared experience, tips or tricks regarding the matter
Class of 2014, Oceanography, Chemistry
U.S. Army E5 ret, OIF 2004, OEF 2008