Firstly I must say thank you again for the opportunity you have given to VMRHB to be able to use
A Cooper Anchor in an assurance of safe anchoring. In 12 years of operating Hervey Bay Houseboat Hire I have never before encountered an anchor as effective. The anchor has proven itself in extreme conditions and situations.
The Cooper Anchor holds fast our 14 ton house boat in the mouth of the Mary River with a 4 metre outgoing tide moving between 4 and 6 knots. Because of their design, houseboats are greatly affected by wind which can cause the anchors to drag. Out in the Great Sandy Straits in a 25 knot northerly wind the cooper anchor has proven itself highly effective. Once dropped the anchor grabs early and buries.
Yet I have never had any problems with raising the anchor. Knowing my customers can relax in safely anchored houseboats means peace of mind for me. My tender boats are now also equipped with Cooper Anchors. The Cooper Anchor has my highest recommendation. It is the best anchor I have ever used.
Hervey Bay Houseboat Hire
Ocean King Prawns
Thanks larry i’m in Warragul victoria so all is well here, what can i say im absolutely wrapped with the anchor i purchased one last year for my jet ski, like others i have tried squid type fold out anchors, sandbag anchors and none would hold my ski in knee deep water where there was tide movement or slight winds. Your anchor performs faultlessly in all situations no rope used, i simply love it and haven’t stopped promoting it since using it. I advertised your link on some jet ski forums and sites i belong too and personally know many people went and purchased from you because of my links and they all come back saying the same as me. I even purchased another last week for a mate. And another purchased his own on Friday night after showing him your video.
Cheers Corey Goodman
My husband, Peter has used the anchor on his tinny, and was very happy with how it worked for him – being much easier than his previous anchor (which he has now given away) and also worked really well in a fairly testing windy situation. His only frustration now, is that there is a hole in the petrol tank.
Cheers Max Tennant.
I got a 1kg pink Coopers Anchor from the Sunshine Coast Viking Factory Store when i purchased my new Viking Tempo, and I would like to say that the anchor is a FANTASTIC product, well engineered and thought out. My custom stainless reef anchor is now obsolete!
Andrew. S, Sunshine coast QLD,
It the best anchor I have ever used light to throw and easy to retrieve makes light work of things
Thanks again for the help
C Worthington Seven Hills NSW.
Well, what can I say other than the anchor is fantastic. It holds better than anything I’ve tried before with no worry of the boat moving (a relief for the wife!).
As a scuba diver, I anchored it in about 15m of water and let out the appropriate amount of anchor line, went down with it being rough on the surface and me and my mates watched to see how it held under water.
It was very surprising and pleasing to see just how much hold the anchor had in the sand. Even when I put it in the sand by hand when we moor up close to shore at the Jumpin Pin there is no worries about it not holding. I have a 3.5kg size anchor for a 6.5m boat and it’s enough.
It’s fantastic, you have made a great product and I’m spreading the word!
All the best
Mick scharf, Gold Coast QLD
the anchor works great, it hooks up very quickly and we have sat at anchor overnight on several trips with no problems, this size anchor suits my boat (4.74m, 2.3Kg anchor).
Sergio Cusin, Townsville QLD
Yes I have had the chance to use the new anchor on a number of occasions and extended trips. Overall, I am very happy with the anchors ability to grab on a variety of seabed conditions.
The only issues I have had were getting a good, fast hold on very firm flat ground and on gravel. On these surfaces, I generally had to make several attempts to line up to position the boat exactly where I wanted it as the anchor took quite some time to find its mark. Over sand and mud, the anchor performs flawlessly, and considering this comprises much of the bottom type fished in and around the Darwin area, it suits my needs very well. To that end, I have already recommended these anchors to a number of people.
Scott Helbig, Darwin NT
I have 3 boats ( 3.1m etsuary, 4.95m inshore, 6.3m offshore ) and they now ALL have Cooper anchors – in my view there is, for price, weight, stowage and all ground holding NOTHING BETTER.
I show everyone……………
Tested the 2.3kg anchor against a similar sized (borrowed ) SARCA anchor (size 2 )in Wagonga Inlet on a fast outgoing tide and sand bottom last weekend = same holding but Cooper MUCH easier to retrieve and stow …. AND …..a HUGE price difference.
EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A COOPER ANCHOR!
Aidan Lawrence Western creek ACT
Very happy with the anchor. Size is perfect for the boat. I have used it at Western Port a couple of times and holds in the strong current every time. Port Philip no problems.
Actual physical size is also great as it takes up very little space.
Would recommend it to anyone. Great product, does exactly as promoted.
Rick Stevens, Essendon, VIC.
Gents, I purchased one of your anchors and with great results.
Not only can I use it in a sandy base but also around reef ground once I attach to the bottom and use a cable tie. Fantastic Anchor, I feel easy now when I go to sleep on the beach and not seeing my boat next to me the next day These Anchors are fantastic and do not move once they are deployed
Cheers Ron Chell, Wickham, WA
G’day Larry, sorry it took so long to get back to you. The anchor 2.3kg
is great, have only used it a few times but it has worked beautifully, even through a change of tide in Westernport bay, the boat did a 180 turn after the tide change and no hint of dragging at all. To top it off it is just great having a lighter anchor both when its time to pull up and move and also when setting the anchor.
A great product and Ill be recommending them to people.
I have since that reply used the anchor again a couple more times, I took two blokes out with me in the boat today in fact and they were also extremely impressed with the anchor and will want to buy one from you as well
Thanks again……..Rob – Red Hill Sth Victoria
A friend convinced me to try a Cooper Anchor but at 2.3kg I wasn’t convinced that such a small anchor would hold my 5.8m Signature, 175 Suzuki. I fish the waters of the Great Sandy Straights (Hervey Bay) from the top of Fraser out to the near reefs and like a lot of boaties I rely on a good anchor when conditions turn unfriendly. It has freed up space in my anchor well and has made shifting from one fishing spot to another far less of a chore in the deeper waters. My teenage sons and I used to argue who’s turn it was to raise the anchor when fishing in 30m+ but now the exercise is easy and setting the anchor is first go on all but a few occasions.
The anchor is truly impressive.
David- Hervey Bay, QLD
I have been boating for 30 years and its been very difficult to find a anchor to do the job, especially anchoring in the sand and that anchor of yours is bloody fantastic. It holds like u wouldn’t believe.
Thanks a lot cobber.
Regards, Wayne Dapto, NSW
Hi I have used the anchor on sand & reef attaching the anchor to the front of the anchor & zippy ties to the back of anchor for easy retrieval & it has worked fine , I do find that I need to put 2 or more ties on when in shallow water if its a bit choppy. I love the aesthetics of the anchor as well it looks neat attached to nose of boat with a split pin. It is sufficient for my 4.8 polycraft & 4 people who have seen it have asked me where I purchased it from.
Cheers Wayne Connell Gympie, QLD
Hi Jon Barry here, Thanks for your follow up, I am very happy with the anchor and the size. It seems to be working well for such a small anchor, and I am very happy to recommend the anchor to any one. My wife finds it easy to handle in the tinnie, and weeds and mud wash off easily.
Thanks once again Barry and Thelma .
Won Wron, Victoria
I have used your anchor, and it certainly seems to set and hold the boat without difficulty. The size seems fine, as it has not let go at all. It is fairly easy to pull in once set as well. I have recommended it to a friend already.
Regards Alan – Wellington Point, QLD
Anchor works very well, size is light and suitable for my 3.8m kayak. Didn’t need any chain just a length of rope and the anchor holds me in place up to 5m depth so far.
Thanks, Adam Flinders, NSW
It worked exceptionally well, holding my inflatable steady in a 5knot tide (Westernport Bay). Easy to retrieve and nice and light.
Cheers Russell Canegie, VIC
I thought you would like to know that I tried the 2.3kg anchor with 3 metres of light chain on the sand bottom of the Narooma / Wagonga tight inlet channel in a 4.95m Alleycraft Saltwater ( ~ 800kg ) on an outgoing tide running @ 6- 8 knots ….. and the anchor held without difficulty.
So the anchor is pretty, simple ( no moving bits ), easy to deploy and retrieve….. and it works!
Which is why I bought a second one …..
Aidan Lawrence – Weston Creek ACT
The Cooper Anchor I am using on my 4.75m Quintrex FreedomSport is great. Not only is it so light that my 8 year old can now be my decky, it holds the boat really well when fishing in a strong running tide. Whether in sand, gravel or reef, it has no trouble whatsoever.
And retrieval is no problem either.My 8 year old really appreciates the anchor too !!! Thanks for a great anchor.
Wade Lineburg – Hervey Bay, QLD