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A type of stockless lightweight anchor with flat flukes.
- ‘The Danforth anchors provide great holding in sand and mud bottoms, however they are weak at best when dealing with weedy bottoms or certain rocky bottoms.’
- ‘On the foredeck there is a solid bronze manual anchor winch, a forty-five pound plow anchor, two Danforth anchors, a sixty-five pound folding storm anchor.’
- ‘You'd use the Danforth anchor with the winch, but you'll need some room.’
- ‘A Danforth anchor is suitable for a rowboat, being relatively lightweight, and offering good holding on a variety of surface types.’
- ‘The Danforth anchor developed holding power of about ten times its weight in air and was widely used on landing craft during World War II.’
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