I’m wondering just how good are the warranty’s of the Big Anchor
, Spade, Manson-Supreme, Ronca-
Some say life time warranty but what does this really mean when it comes time to use this warranty??- lots of little fine print that, well in the end cost you a bundle. I think it’s cheaper to buy a new one then jump thru the hoops of some of these Anchor
Here’s My story- About 20 years ago I bought a Fortress
and ruined it by getting it caught in a Bahamas
reef then powering the boat
in a circle to the point it snapped off my bow pulpit and bent the anchor badly- I then took a sledge hammer to try and unbend it, this made matters worse- it’s been sitting around my place ever since- that’s more than 17 years not being used, I did not want to toss it- On one of the other CF threads I found out that the Anchor was still under warranty after 20 years , and even though it was clearly my fault at ruining this Fortress Anchor the factory Rep “Brian” said send in a picture so we can see what you have, so I did and they replaced it happily, I live nearby so I just drove to the factory and gave me the grand tour of the factory (Ft Lauderdale) and an education while I was there-
They also said I need not drive there they will send it to me in the mail for something like $10-15- I have a Spade & Manson Supreme also , all 3 of these anchors are about as good as you can get, but I’m wondering what kind of warranty experience these others would really give you if you needed it- Here is a Picture of My old Fortress & the new – Thanks Fortress & Brian for exceeding my expectation ,we need more outfits like this for cruisers!!My cost was zero for replacement!