I was doing some research to see what was available for shallow water anchoring when I ran across the Power-Pole Micro Anchor. What caught my eye right away was the low price of $595. This price is not cheap, but out of what is available out there, it looks like it’s half the price of its competitor. Because I’m not here to reinvent the wheel I literally copied the info right from Power-Poles site.
Power- Pole Micro Anchor Overview
Power-Pole Micro Anchor hold Jon boats and small skiffs up to 1500 lbs (including passengers) Perfect for kayaks and paddle boards. Micro driver unit is easily-removable making storage or transfer to other vessels simple. Includes adjustable mounting bracket. Other mounting options available. Includes 15 ft power cable for 12v battery or if no on-board battery is available, add the Micro Battery Pak & Charger (sold separately) and go wherever adventure takes you.
Micro driver unit accommodates any 3/4″ spike. 8.5’ Micro Spike (sold separately) can remain in or be removed from the driver unit when moving between locations. Installation is a breeze for this extremely quiet and compact anchor system. With multiple mounting options, the Power-Pole Micro is the perfect fit for virtually any small craft.
Big power in a small package.
When you’re getting up close and personal on the water in your small vessel, there’s nothing better to have on-board than the Power-Pole Micro. This little anchor system offers up big stopping power with a silent and secure hold. Proof that big things come in small packages, the all-electric Micro is ultra-compact and designed to deliver while you’re fishing in your small craft.
- Extremely quiet
- Easy installation
- Driver unit is easily removable for storage or transfer to another boat
- Pairs with other C-Monster controllers
- Works with other 3/4″ spikes
- Spike ( sold separately) can stay in the Micro Driver Unit or be removed while running to your next spot
- 2 year warranty
|TWO BUTTON KEY FOB||Included|
|BOAT SIZE||Recommended boat size: up to 1500lbs total weight including persons, motor and gear|
|DEPLOYMENT SPEED||Fast, Med, Slow|
|DEPLOYMENT DEPTH||Approximately 8ft with Power-Pole Micro Spike|
|MOUNTING FOOTPRINT||5 in W x 6 in H|
|TOTAL WEIGHT||7.5lbs without clamp, 11.5lbs with clamp|
|POWER SUPPLY||12V “Stealth” 60 Watt low RPM high torque electric motor.|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||C-Monster Control System|
|FINISH||IP 68 Environmental Resistance (1-2 meter saltwater submersion)|
|SOFT CLOSE CYLINDER||No|
|DRIVE OFF PROTECTION||No|
Not having to deal with rope and messy anchors is huge. Having this light system work if you mostly fish shallow waters (like me) is a plus.
What I don’t like and would like to find out from JL Marine is why they do not include the spike with the Anchor mount? The spike costs another $100 bucks. So out the door you looking at around $700. Thoughts?