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NorestarStainless Steel Hinged Plow/CQR Boat Anchor

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Product Features

  • Sets easily in a variety of bottoms including mud, sand, rock, and more
  • Modeled after the original CQR Anchor
  • Constructed of solid mirror polished 316 Stainless Steel
  • Hinged design makes it more responsive to wind and tide changes
  • Lifetime warranty against breakage
  • Sets easily in a variety of bottoms including mud, sand, rock, and more
  • Modeled after the original CQR Anchor
  • Constructed of solid mirror polished 316 Stainless Steel
  • Hinged design makes it more responsive to wind and tide changes
  • Lifetime warranty against breakage

The Hinged Plow Boat Anchor (modeled after the original CQR) is one of the most popular anchors among 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. This Norestar Hinged Plow Anchor is constructed from solid stainless steel and will sparkle on the bow of any boat.

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 Plow/CQR 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 favorably with other anchors.

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

Note: Plow Anchors cannot be shipped outside of the continental USA

Selecting an Anchor

Determine the size of anchor you need with our diagram and specifications. The 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.

Plow Dimensions
PLW-26SS

  • Length (A): 32"
  • Length (B): 13.75"
  • Length (C): 15.75"
  • Length (D): 25.5"
  • Length (E): 29.25"
  • Length (F): 12.5"

PLW-35SS

  • Length (A): 36"
  • Length (B): 14.25"
  • Length (C): 19"
  • Length (D): 28"
  • Length (E): 31.5"
  • Length (F): 11.5"

PLW-48SS

  • Length (A): 38.5"
  • Length (B): 13.75"
  • Length (C): 21.5"
  • Length (D): 29.25"
  • Length (E): 32.25"
  • Length (F): 10.25"

PLW-59SS

  • Length (A): 42"
  • Length (B): 15.25"
  • Length (C): 23"
  • Length (D): 32"
  • Length (E): 35.25"
  • Length (F): 14.5"

Customer Reviews

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K R.T.
Exceeds Expectations

Ordering my anchor online was very easy. I appreciate all of the technical information provided on the website. I was skeptical that they would be able to deliver the anchor within a week, but I received my anchor within five days.
It is a beautiful stainless anchor, and really adds "pop" to my woodie Grand Banks. Cost less than if I would have sourced it locally. Very satisfied with the service and the anchor and recommend to anyone in the market.

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Pete
Anchors Away

Delivery was great. Anchor looks awesome and is of high quality. Working well so far.

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Debbie
Beautiful, heavy duty anchor

Exactly what we wanted. Beautiful, heavy duty anchor. Will last forever, even in our salty air. We live on a canal and a mile from the ocean.

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Martin
Five Stars

This was a great addition to my 37' Sea Ray . Boaters eyeing right away.

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Tracy G.B.
Five Stars

High quality

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