I have been boating for more than 40 years and I have to admit that 38 of those years have included me looking for the perfect anchor. You see, I have a knack for not always doing things the easy way. I can never start a fire in a fireplace without using a flame thrower and regardless of where I boat, I always found it hard to anchor securely and as I said, I have tried a WIDE variety of equipment.
It's frustrating for me to watch guys just stepping up, tossing their anchor in the lake and watching it stick all day long with little to no adjustments.
After spending a small fortune on anchors, ropes and chains and after attending seminars and classes at boat shows in Ohio on Lake Erie and now in the Nashville area in Tennessee at Center Hill Lake, I finally found an anchor that even a guy like me can use and depend on.
I didn't see it listed in your anchor roundup article in the July issue, but I remember reading about it in your magazine a few years ago. I saw a mention of a "Box Anchor" or a "Slide Anchor" and to make a long story short, I ordered one from the manufacturer for about $100.
From Lake Erie in the Cleveland, Ohio area, to Knoxville at Lake Tellico and now at Center Hill Lake in Smithville, Tenn., this anchor has never let me down regardless of conditions. Rocks, weeds, mud, gravel, storms, winds, strong currents and the great unknown. It sticks. I walk to the front of the boat, drop the anchor and it sticks.
This is like the anchor for dummies. I just wanted you to know that while this may look a little different, it is amazing. If I lost it, I would order another immediately. Just so you know, I really like your magazine and I read it from cover to cover. Keep up the great work.
Thanks for the feedback and for the tip on an anchor that appears to be working well for you at several different lakes. For those wanting to know more about this anchor, please visit www.slideanchor.com.
PDB On The Go
This year the magazine had been really great and I've been reading it on my iPad and I have to say I really like the digital issues. Thank you for making your magazine available online. Keep up the good work; PDB magazine is a home run in my book.
Redneck Fan Club
I was just reading the letters to the editor in the May issue where people listed their favorite boating songs and I can't believe someone didn't have Craig Morgan and "Redneck Yacht Club" on their top 10 list.
That does seem like an obvious choice, especially for those who love to visit Party Cove. The letters were in response to my column in the February issue ("Because Speakers Need To Rock") and for the record I did have "Redneck Yacht Club" included on my list. But good call on this one needing to be on everyone's list.