Fortress Marine Anchors - Guardian Utility Anchors

Fortress Anchors
$204.50
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G-5 to G-125
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The Guardian is the Safer, More Affordable Alternative to Heavy Steel Anchors

Benefiting from years of Fortress Anchor Research and Development, Guardian offers excellent quality, performance and economy. Guardian is made from the same high tensile, corrosion resistant aluminum magnesium alloy and manufacturing precision as Fortress. 

The use of slightly smaller extrusion profiles and the elimination of some of Fortress' extra features, such as anodizing, adjustable fluke angles, and several machining steps has resulted in a very affordable alternative to those heavy, rust-prone steel anchors. 

All Guardian Anchors feature Mud Palms designed to help the anchor set faster in any type of sea bottom. Mud Palms create a "lift" to the crown of the anchor, causing the flukes to point more directly to the seabed. This helps the anchor set faster ... in any bottom. 

The Guardian anchor comes in nine sizes capable of anchoring boats between 12 ft (4 m) and 72 ft (22 m)!

 

Guardian Utility Anchors – Selection Guide
Anchor size recommendations are for boats of average windage and proportions, 30 knots of wind, average bottom conditions, and moderate protection from open seas.
For storm conditions, we recommend using an anchor one or two sizes larger
Guardian Model   G-5 G-7 G-11 G-16 G-23 G-37 G-55 G-85 G-125
Boat Length (ft) 12-16 17-22 23-27 28-33 34-41 42-47 48-53 54-62 63-72
  (m) 4-5 5-7 7-8 8-10 10-12 12-14 14-16 16-19 19-22
Weight (lb) 2.5 4 6 7 13 18 29 42 65
  (kg) 1.1 1.8 2.7 3.2 5.9 8.1 13.1 19 29.3
Replaces Steel Fluke Anchors (lb) 4-6 6-9 10-13 14-18 19-28 33-50 50-65 70-90 100-170
  (kg) 2-3 3-4 5-6 6-8 9-13 15-23 23-29 32-41 45-77
Holding Power
32° Hard Sand Holding (lb) 1050 1725 2250 4875 7500 10500 13875 13875 18000
  (kg) 476 782 1021 2211 3402 4763 6294 6294 8165
32° Soft Mud Holding (lb) 210 345 450 975 1500 2100 2775 2775 3600
  (kg) 95 156 204 442 680 953 1259 1259 1633
Support Hardware
Proof Coil Chain in (mm) 3/16 (5) 3/16 (5) 3/16 (5) ¼ (6) 5/16 (8) 3/8 (9) 3/8 (9) ½ (13) ½ (13)
Nylon Rope in (mm) 3/8 (9) 3/8 (9) 3/8 (9) 3/8 (9) ½ (13) 5/8 (16) ¾ (19) 7/8 (22) 1 (25)
Shackle Size in (mm) 3/16 (5) 3/16 (5) ¼ (6) ¼ (6) 5/16 (8) 3/8 (10) 7/16 (12) ½ (12) 5/8 (16)
Use three-strand nylon rope and a minimum of 6 ft (2 m) of chain for every 25 ft (8 m) of water depth. Be sure to use enough chain and rope for a minimum 5:1 scope.

 

FEATURES

  • Precision-machined from an aluminum alloy that is as strong as steel, but only half the weight
  • Can be disassembled
  • 1 Year Replacement Warranty

 

RESULTS

  • Easy to manage weight
  • Rustproof
  • Second only to Fortress in holding power tests
  • An affordable alternative to heavy steel anchors
  • Excellent as spare or storm anchor
  • Free replacement of any damaged anchor part for 1 year (customer pays for shipping and handling costs only)