The two units below are what we feel are the best solutions for your Jon Boats or Flat-Bottom Boats over 16-feet in length and for use with anchors less than 30-lbs.
Each of these units below hold up to 300-feet of 1/4" anchor rope for anchoring in both shallow to very deep waters. They both have 8" inside diameter hubs, that give you a 3:1 retrieval ratio - or the ability to retrieve three feet of rope with every crank or turn of the handle. While these systems work just fine in shallower waters, these units are the Ultimate Systems for deep water anchoring! Either of these units are perfect for anchoring your larger and heavier aluminum Jons and Flat-Bottom boats!
From fishing for perch, walleye, whitefish or trout on deeper inland lakes, to chasing catfish or stripers on the bigger rivers or deeper reservoirs - you will be happy with either of these systems on your boat. Now, if you fish the oceans, these units are anodized so anchoring in salt water is not a problem either! The only difference between the two units is how and where you decide to mount them to your boat - and we will leave that decision entirely up to you!
The WS-800 Unit is an "All-In-One" unit that mounts to the bow of your boat, while the TS-480 unit works with our TP-240 Tower Piece that allows you to mount the spool back where you steer the boat and mount the Tower Piece to the bow. Each unit makes for easy anchoring with or without a length of chain anchor leader.