06 340 Anchor replacement

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  1. Jaay757

    Jaay757 Member

    137
    Jun 18, 2012
    Buzzards Bay, Mass
    2006 sea ray 340 sundancer
    8.1's, ZF IV V drives
    While pulling up the anchor today after an awesome 3 day trip the jaw/jaw swivel broke and dropped the anchor to the bottom of the ocean. Looks like a common problem from what I have read on some posts. I am happier it snapped when it did rather than during the night on anchor somewhere. I am looking for a replacement anchor that will fit our 06 340 Anchor pulpit ect.. I am going to call kodiak tomorrow which I believe is what was on there. The manual says #25 sea ray part #173352. I never once had a problen with the original anchor dragging if that is what it was. If anyone has replaced there anchor on a 340 please let me know what will fit. It appears some anchors will not fit. I am also thinking of eliminating the swivel and using 1/2 and a 5/8 shackle as one member recommended. It appears the swivel is definetly a weak point in this set up, evidence was today.
     
  2. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Stick with the Kodiak. Been there, some anchors don't deploy out of that chute.
     
  3. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    Mantus and ultra make a very reputable swivel. Personally I would use a shackle if I could avoid the swivel but my anchor comes up backward unless I have a swivel.
     
  4. juggernaut1

    juggernaut1 Active Member

    786
    Apr 19, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    2006 38 Sundancer
    8.1S / ZF 63V Drives
    My double jaw swivel snapped recently too......losing the anchor. I guess it was 12 years old though. I went the Mantus swivel (based on NotHerDecision's recommendation in my thread) which looks nice and beefy. And went for a Rocna over the original Delta which has a very similar shank profile to the Delta anchor, fitting in the chute nicely.
     
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  5. Jaay757

    Jaay757 Member

    137
    Jun 18, 2012
    Buzzards Bay, Mass
    2006 sea ray 340 sundancer
    8.1's, ZF IV V drives
    great info thanks guys!!
     
  6. Jaay757

    Jaay757 Member

    137
    Jun 18, 2012
    Buzzards Bay, Mass
    2006 sea ray 340 sundancer
    8.1's, ZF IV V drives
    I guess 12 years is the failure rate, same here. I Ordered a Kodiak today from SouthCoast Marine, Florida original supplier for Sea Ray Kodiak anchor. I am going to try 2 shackles and if not will try the Mantus Swivel. Did you get the G2 Mantus?
     
  7. juggernaut1

    juggernaut1 Active Member

    786
    Apr 19, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    2006 38 Sundancer
    8.1S / ZF 63V Drives
    I went the S1 swivel for the 5/16th chain. S2 is for grade 70 5/16th chain.
     
  8. Jaay757

    Jaay757 Member

    137
    Jun 18, 2012
    Buzzards Bay, Mass
    2006 sea ray 340 sundancer
    8.1's, ZF IV V drives
    Installed a new Kodiak #25 and a Mantus S1 Swivel. The Mantus is definetly quality and Abby at South Coast Marine was great in getting me the Kodiak anchor. Back in business, thanks to everyone. I will post a pict of the bolt that snapped on the OEM swivel for others to check. This is Def a weak point and wish I would of checked this prior to losing an anchor.
     

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  9. juggernaut1

    juggernaut1 Active Member

    786
    Apr 19, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    2006 38 Sundancer
    8.1S / ZF 63V Drives
    Your old swivel sheared in the same place as mine.
     
  10. Nicholas A. Mudry

    Nicholas A. Mudry New Member

    10
    Mar 18, 2018
    New Port Richey
    2008 Sea Ray Amberjack 290, towing vehicle is a 2008 F350 dually.
    Twin 350 Mercers 300 HP Sea Core; Bravo III Drives Sea Core
     

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