Demonstration of a 20 pound Danforth Anchor (Genuine) being set, re-set and retrieved.
Every angle on a Danforth anchor contributes to its performance. A 32 degree shank angle is assured, as the shank comes to a rest on reinforcing yokes inside the angled crown plates. The inward sloping crown forces its thin, sharp flukes into the bottom, while the I-beam fluke construction provides extra safety with its strength and durability. Excellent holding in sand or sand/mud bottoms, but limited or no holding in grassy, rocky, or clay bottoms.