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Old 04-30-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Pull Pal vs Boat Anchor

I've been eyeballing the pull pal and think it's a great idea to use for recovery especially out here in Vegas where we don't really have any trees. But it doesn't look much different then a boat anchor and there are so many of them available to me when I go visit my parents in Florida. So why not just use a boat anchor?

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I am going to guess. My guess is that the boat anchor connections are rated for about 1000 lbs, and the pull pal is rated for 10,000 lbs. Again, only a guess...

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I am going to guess. My guess is that the boat anchor connections are rated for about 1000 lbs, and the pull pal is rated for 10,000 lbs. Again, only a guess...
Um ... wouldn't that depend on the boat? I am no nautical engineer, but wouldn't, say, a dinghy have a different anchor than an aircraft carrier?
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Um ... wouldn't that depend on the boat? I am no nautical engineer, but wouldn't, say, a dinghy have a different anchor than an aircraft carrier?
If you want to haul around an aircraft carrier sized anchor, bmg. I'm assuming the pull pal and the anchor he wants to use are about the same size. Again, guessing. I'm guessing.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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Try looking on Craig's list for a Fortress or Guardian (similar to Fortress but no lifetime warranty) anchor when you go to Florida. The Fortress is expensive but you can find them used in the boating communities. A lot of people don't know that the Fortress has a lifetime warranty on all parts so you may able to get one for super cheap if it's bent or otherwise damaged. You just email Fortress and tell them you need a new shank for an FX-blah blah and they send it to you. You can also try stores that deal in used boat parts like... Boaters Resale Shop of Texas

They're aluminum and come apart to make a very compact and light package.

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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If you want to haul around an aircraft carrier sized anchor, bmg. I'm assuming the pull pal and the anchor he wants to use are about the same size. Again, guessing. I'm guessing.
The aircraft carrier boat anchors bolt right up to the spare tire carrier. Looks really cool with Anvil. For reals.
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The aircraft carrier boat anchors bolt right up to the spare tire carrier. Looks really cool with Anvil. For reals.
Right, but you would have to get the Teraflex hinges otherwise the rivets would pull out.
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Equivalent Fortress anchor to pull/hold a Jeep in MUD would weigh almost 70 pounds..... Fortress Anchors – The World's Best Anchors! – Fortress
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:47 PM   #9
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I have quite a bit of experience with the Pull Pal and very little with a boat anchor. The PP is invaluable and will save your bacon. There are a number of sizes to fit your needs. The Gremillion family make these things in Colorado and they are well with the money.
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