Will it fit?

A real question for buying a new anchor is "how will it fit?".  Some people carry their anchor in the bow roller, some in an anchor locker, others in an anchor bracket on the deck. Each boat and each owner is different, but here's a few ideas from those who have bought and fitted the Knox Anchor

 Knox anchor on a dual bow roller

Knox anchor on a dual bow roller

Bruce Roberts 44

This Bruce Roberts 44 (20 tonnes) sports a Knox 27kg anchor on one of two bow rollers. In this case the fit was easy and the anchor is held in place by some pressure on the rode from the windlass.

 A deck mounted 13kg

A deck mounted 13kg

Rival 32 deck mounted

On this Rival 32, a deck mounting was preferred in order to not have the anchor over the bow (disallowed in most racing situations). The customer made teak blocks to mount the anchor and no Atlantic conditions have yet moved it from this position. It wraps neatly round the windlass minimising the use of free deckspace.

 Bow roller mounting of a 13kg Knox Anchor

Bow roller mounting of a 13kg Knox Anchor

Sigma 33C

This Sigma 33C carries its Knox 13kg over  the bow roller. Formerly used in sail training with lots of anchoring practice for trainees, the Knox anchor has given many years of secure service.

It is difficult to state in advance if a specific anchor will fit a specific boat without some measuring and deciding where you wish to stow the anchor. Owners of many types of boats have fitted the Knox. Victoria, Rival, Benetau, Lagoon, Jeannau, Sigma, X-yachts, Hanse, Dufour and more. To assist you in checking the fit of an anchor we have some basic dimensions here, and can provide both paper templates and plywood ones for enquiries in Scotland.