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Norestar Galvanized Steel Plow/CQR Style Anchor

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  • Norestar Galvanized Steel Plow/CQR Style Anchor

26 lbs Norestar Galvanized Steel CQR/Plow Boat Anchor

Availability: In stock


Quick Overview

The Plow boat anchor is one of the most popular bluewater anchors available due to its excellent holding power and ability to set in many bottoms. It has been tried, tested, and proven for decades by boaters all over the world.


  • Excellent holding power in nearly all bottoms including mud, sand, rock, and coral
  • One of the easiest anchors to both set and recover
  • A true Bluewater anchor
  • Constructed of hot dipped galvanized steel, ensuring maximum holding power
  • Stows easily on a bow roller
  • All the other legendary features associated with the original CQR/Plow boat anchor
  • Lifetime warranty against breakage

The Hinged Plow Boat Anchor (modeled after the original CQR) is one of the most popular anchors amongst bluewater cruisers. The hinged design, which can rotate over 70 degrees in any one direction, means that it is more responsive to wind and tide changes, making it less likely to unset.

The hinged plow performs well in most bottom conditions  including mud, rock, and grass. Each anchor includes a trip line at the back of the anchor to allow for easier breakout. It stores easily on most bow rollers (and often interchangeably with a Delta anchor of the same size).

The CQR/Plow anchor is perhaps one of the most polarizing anchors  available. While some are quick to curse it, often citing poor performance in comparative  testing, the fact remains that many boaters swear by it above any other anchor. Originally patented in 1933, for well over it 70 years, it has proven itself in some of the most daunting conditions.

An old adage states “there is no such thing as a small CQR”.  These anchors struggle to have any performance with a weight under 26 lbs. This  means that a 26 lbs Hinged Plow can only hold a boat up to approximately 26’. However,  a medium sized Hinged Plow of 48 lbs can hold a boat up to 50’, comparing  favourably with other anchors.

All Norestar Plow Anchors come with a lifetime warranty against breakage.

CQR/Plow Anchor Performance in Bottoms
sandy anchor bottomSandy/Muddy Bottoms

rocky anchor bottomRock/Pebble Bottoms

sandy anchor bottomGrassy/Weedy Bottoms


Anchor Dimensions and Selection Guide

Determine the size of anchor you need with the specifications below. These specifications assume both an average boat weight and average anchoring conditions. If your boat is of above average weight, or you are anchoring in heavy current or winds, consider going one size up.

26 lbs Plow Anchor: Boats up to 26'; Shank Length: 29"; Height: 11"; Plow Length: 17"
35 lbs Plow Anchor: Boats up to 32'; Shank Length: 29"; Height: 15"; Plow Length: 18.5"
48.5 lbs Plow Anchor: Boats up to 50'; Shank Length: 30"; Height: 16"; Plow Length: 21"
59.5 lbs Plow Anchor: Boats up to 65'; Shank Length: 35"; Height: 19"; Plow Length: 23.5"
75 lbs Plow Anchor: Boats up to 70'; Shank Length: 38"; Height: 22"; Plow Length: 26"
110 lbs Plow Anchor: Boats up to 90'

Plow Dimensions
Anchor Size: 26 lbs 35 lbs 48.5 lbs 59.5 lbs 75 lbs 110 lbs
Metric: 12kg 16kg 22kg 27kg 34kg 50kg
Boats up to: 26' 32' 50' 65' 70' 90'
Length (A): 29" 29" 30" 35" 38" N/A
Length (B): 11" 15" 16" 19" 22" N/A
Length (C): 17" 18.5" 21" 23.5" 26" N/A
Brand: Norestar
Note: Plow Anchors cannot be shipped outside of the continental USA

Additional Information

Weight 26.0000
Warranty Lifetime warranty against breakage
Manufacturer Norestar
Anchor Weight 26 lbs Galvanized CQR/Plow Boat Anchor
Anchor Type CQR Galvanized
Minimum Boat Size for Anchor (Feet) 20
Maximum Boat Size for Anchor (Feet) 26

Customer Reviews

excellent Review by bill
excellent (Posted on 6/10/2017)

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