Anchor Ring Anchor Pullers
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4.75 stars 8 review(s).
Item #: 0002

Float your anchor to the surface using the AnchorLift Anchor Ring. Ideal for offshore or bay anchoring where 15 feet or more of anchor chain is used.

Anchor Ring Anchor Retriever Features:

  • Stainless steel ring and shackle
  • Will float anchors up to 80 lbs
  • Quickly clips to anchor line
  • Offered in standard and heavy duty models
  • Lifetime warranty

Standard Anchor Ring: 1/4" stainless steel ring
Heavy-Duty Anchor Ring: 5/16" stainless steel ring


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    Anchor Ring Anchor Retriever 

    Anchor Ring anchor retrieval is designed for offshore applications where longer lengths of anchor chain are common. Our Anchor Ring has been specifically engineered to offer exceptional performance and value to boaters. Once you have used our Anchor Ring anchor retrieval, you will never want to go back to hauling your anchor by hand again.

    Key Features of Anchor Ring Anchor Retriever 

    • Can lift up to 80 lbs anchor systems, depending on the capacity of the buoy
    • Stainless steel ring and shackle
    • Designed for anchor lines rigged with more than 15 feet of chain
    • Easy to use - just slip over your anchor line when ready to raise anchor
    • Can be used with any size buoy
    • Available in 2 models
      • Anchor Ring Standard is contructed from 1/4" stainless steel
      • Anchor Ring Heavy-duty is constructed from 5/16" stainless steel
    • Lifetime warranty
    • Made in the USA

    Anchor Ring Buoy Options

    Buoy Diameter
    Lifting Capacity
    Anchor Ring Not Included N/A
    Anchor Ring Assembly Not Included N/A
    Anchor Ring w/ Standard Buoy
    28 lbs
    Anchor Ring w/ Large Buoy
    60 lbs
    Anchor Ring w/ Jumbo Buoy
    80 lb

    How does Anchor Ring anchor retriever work?

    1. When ready to raise your anchor, simple clip the Anchor Ring to your anchor line and throw the buoy into the water.

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    2. Motor forward around your anchor line to break your anchor free.

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    3. Continue to motor forward until the anchor reaches the surface. The anchor chain will counterbalance the anchor and hold it at the surface.

    anchor ring anchor retrieval in action

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    Anchor Ring Anchor Puller Resources

    The articles in this section are presented to help you better understand our AnchorLift and Anchor Ring anchor lift products. Included are helpful instructions on how to use an anchor lift and information to help you select the best product for your style of fishing.

    Q. What size buoy do I need to raise my anchor with the Anchor Ring?
    A buoy’s lifting capacity should be higher than the weight of your anchor and the weight of your chain combined. Using a larger sized buoy is fine and will raise your anchor faster.

    Q. What size chain should I use with the Anchor Ring?
    Almost any chain will work in part because the Anchor Ring is 5.5” in diameter. For larger sizes of chain the heavy duty Anchor Ring may be more suitable.

    Q. What kind of buoy comes with my anchor puller?
    The buoys are made by Polyform. They have a limited lifetime warranty.

    Q. Is the Anchor Ring as strong as similar welded rings?
    The Anchor Ring is actually stronger, by design, than similar welded rings.

    Q. Will the strain during anchor retrieval bend the Anchor Ring?
    No, all the strain and drag is put on the buoy and actually helps raise your anchor.

    Q. How do I know if I need the Anchor Ring or AnchorLift anchor puller?
    The Anchor Ring is suggested to be used when you have an anchor line with at least 6 feet of chain. The AnchorLift is designed to work with an all rope anchor line.

    Q. Can the Anchor Ring be used along with an anchor winch or windlass?
    Not recommended. The purpose of the Anchor Ring is to do the job of a winch or windlass when they are not practical options.

    Anchor Ring Disclaimer
    Always anchor in accordance with Coast Guard guidelines and regulations.

    • Use extreme caution when anchoring in moving water and when letting out and retrieving the anchor line.
    • Always keep your anchor line free of tangles and away from the propeller.
    • Do not use the Anchor Ring where the loss of property or personal safety may be at risk.

    To raise your anchor with the Anchor ring:

    1. Slip the Anchor Ring over the anchor line. Attach the shackle- buoy assembly. Be sure to snap the shackle through both eyes of the ring. Toss the buoy into the water allowing the ring to slide down the line. 2. Motor your boat forward at a 30º angle off of your anchor point taking care to keep the anchor line clear of the prop. Proceed forward – at roughly 5 knots – until the anchor is released from the bottom, then increase speed slight – 6 to 8 knots. Do not continue forward if the anchor does not break free. 3. The anchor line will slide through the ring as the buoy floats on the surface. Once the anchor has reached the surface, shift into neutral and pull in the slack anchor line and anchor. The anchor chain will counterbalance the anchor and hold the anchor at the surface.
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    The Anchor Ring was developed by Ironwood Pacific in the footsteps of the popular AnchorLift product. Fishermen looking for an easier way to raise their anchors needed something that could accommodate all chain or chain and rope combination anchor lines. Commonly used for saltwater applications the Anchor Ring is simple to use and effective at raising your anchor to the surface.

    • Off shore anglers using long anchor chain and rope chain combinations like the easy to use functionality.
    • Charter boat captains like the Anchor Ring because it slips over their anchor chain when they are ready to pull anchor and works to quickly bring their anchor to the surface.
    • Anglers facing strong currents wanting an easier way to haul in their long anchor chain.

    Limited Lifetime Warranty

    The Anchor Ring and buoy is warranted against defects in material and workmanship under normal use for an unlimited period. This warranty does not include the polypropylene line, damage caused by misuse, or normal wear and tear. If the product fails due to defects in material or workmanship, the product will be repaired or replaced at our discretion. Please contact us for instructions:

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    This warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear or lost hardware. In no event will Ironwood Pacific, Inc. be liable to the purchaser or other party for damages, lost savings or profits, or other damages arising out of the use or inability to use the product.

    If you find you have additional questions, would like additional information on any of our anchor pullers, or just need some help selecting the best product for your boat, please contact us. We will be glad to help!

    Shipping Information

    * All items shipped via Fedex Ground require a signature upon receipt.  To arrange a delivery time or drop off location for your shipment you can register with Fedex Delivery Manager and provide your tracking information.

    We offer free shipping on all orders within the Continental United States. Items purchased through the Ironwood Pacific website are typically processed and ready for shipment within 1-2 business days. During the summer months (or right before a holiday) this could change to 3-4 processing days. Please call to confirm current lead times before placing your order.

    For orders within the lower 48 states, we ship with either FedEx or USPS ground. Please call for available express options and applicable shipping charges. There is no sales tax in Oregon, so we do not charge sales tax on U.S. orders, regardless of your destination.

    For shipments to destinations outside the continental United States, we will be happy to provide you with a quote. Please complete our Shipping Quote Request form.

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    4.75 stars, based on 8 reviews . |
    Overall Customer Rating of 8 Reviews:
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    Anchor ring Heavy

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    Nice product, works shipping

    Bridgeville DE

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    • Quality stainless ring and hardware
    • Quality braid synthetic rope
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    Have not used it yet, however, the ring assembly is made of quality materials and good workmanship. Delivery time was quick.


    Excellent product to lift anchor

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    Lost my anchor weeks ago and had to cut the line. After great reviews I purchased the anchor ring to add to my new anchor. What a life saver, I was able to pull my anchor effortlessly without any issues.

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    very shiny

    Bend, Oregon

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    • Does exactly as needed
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    Exactly what I wanted. I first saw them in Alaska and knew it was what I need to pull the anchor on the Columbia River in Oregon.