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Fortress FX-7 Lightweight Aluminum Anchor

Item # 33575
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Key Features

  • Lightweight aluminum-magnesium alloy

  • Increased holding power in soft bottoms

  • Easily disassembled for storage


Our Price  $144.99
Sale Price  $137.74

Availability: In Stock

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Product Description
Fortress anchors weigh only half as much as heavier steel anchors, yet outperform them all. The award-winning Fortress design includes fluke angles which adjust from the normal 32° to 45° for increased holding power in soft mud bottoms. Made of hardened high-tech aluminum-magnesium alloy with a tough anodized finish. Fortress anchors are easily disassembled for storage. Made in USA. Lifetime warranty.

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Specifications
Model # FX-7
Boat Length 16' - 27'
Anchor Weight 4 lbs.
Shank Length 24"
Stock Width 19"
Fluke Length 14"

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Fortress MarineFortress FX-7 Lightweight Aluminum Anchor
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Holds boat securely (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Reviewed by 4 customers

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5.0

Best Of The Best

By mikee

from Pa

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Great Holding Strength
  • Holds Boat Securely
  • Light weight
  • Reliable
  • Safe

Cons

  • Costly

Best Uses

    Comments about Fortress Marine Fortress FX-7 Lightweight Aluminum Anchor:

    The Fortress anchor is one the best, if not the best, Danforth Style anchor on the market. In my opinion, because of it being light in regards to weight it will need some chain between the anchor and rode. A section of chain is highly recommended even with steel anchors. There are only 2 anchors I would recommend; the Fortress or a genuine Danforth Deepset II. Both are expensive but you get what you pay for. If you ever been in 50-100mph winds, you will want an anchor that will bury and have the strength.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Well built, solid performer

    By Mike

    from Lake Norman, NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Holds Boat Securely
    • Reliable
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Open Water

      Comments about Fortress Marine Fortress FX-7 Lightweight Aluminum Anchor:

      I replaced a heavy Iron anchor with the Fortress FX-7 after reading positive reviews of the Fortress. I used the anchor on a 21 foot Parker CC. I primarily anchored in sand or mud and immediately found that I didn't need to let out as much line in order to secure the anchor. I used a 3:1 ratio of line to depth and the anchor stayed planted no problem. Removing (un-setting) the anchor was simply a matter of motoring up to it, to get a good vertical angle and pulling up. The Fortress is lightweight and being aluminum doesn't show rust stains. I have been very happy with this anchor and would recommend it to a friend without reservation.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Terrific anchor!

      By Ken

      from Great Lakes

      About Me Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Aluminum -won't rust
      • Easy To Use
      • Holds Boat Securely
      • Lifetime Warranty
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All boats

        Comments about Fortress Marine Fortress FX-7 Lightweight Aluminum Anchor:

        I bought the FX-7 to replace a heavy steel anchor that was starting to show rust. It was hard for me to believe that this anchor could be so much lighter than my steel clunker, AND it would also hold much better!

        I have anchored in all kinds of sand, mud, and clay bottoms, and the FX-7 has been 100% dependable. Last season I was rafted up with 6 other boats and the wind was howling, probably 25-30 knots, and we didn't budge!

        (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Fortress Aluminum Anchor

        By The Birdman

        from Fairfield,Calif.

        About Me Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Poor Design
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • NONE

        Comments about Fortress Marine Fortress FX-7 Lightweight Aluminum Anchor:

        I purchased the 7 pound anchor for my 17Ft alumaweld Stryker boat. This anchor has to be one of the biggest pieces of garbage on the market. You have to bolt the anchor together and it does not come with lock-tight nuts. On my fourth use of this anchor not only did it bend ,but it came apart while trying to bring it back up from being anchored on a muddy bottom. One fluke was bent and the other fluke came completely off.

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