Originally posted by: ShoreBound
Are you placing them in dry sand, or is it moist at the anchor level? Do you dig a trench for your ropes so they follow the right angle relative to the box anchor to your boat?
Moist sand works better. If the sand is moist, the hole only needs to be a foot or so deep - just barely enough to cover the tops of the anchor points. But I'm not lucky enough to get into moist sand that often and usually end up setting the anchor in dry sand. That's when I dig a couple of feet deep so there's more sand weight over the top of the anchor.
You have it exactly right on the trench for the line. You dig it in just like you'd do it if you were digging in a Danforth-type. The trench doesn't usually end up that long because the shoreline is sloping down toward the boat.