Frequently Asked Questions
return to topWhat are the differences between
the Power-Pole® shallow water anchor models?
*Note* All Power-Pole® shallow water anchors come complete with everything
necessary for a transom mount installation.
The differences between each series can include the finish, the hardware used in
construction, pump speed (deployment time), colors and sizes offered, as well as
the warranty terms and details. For detailed information and specifications on each
Series, please visit our Power-Pole®
Shallow Water Anchor Comparison Page
return to topWhat colors are available for the
Power-Pole® shallow water anchors?
- The Pro Series is offered in white and black.
- The Signature Series is offered in white, black, blue, and red.
You can also view the available colors in the series here on the
Power-Pole® Shallow Water Anchor Comparison Page
return to topIs the Remote Control compatible
with all Power-Pole® models?
Yes, the Remote Control is compatible with all Power-Pole® models.
return to topCan I add wireless Remote Control
at a later date?
Yes, the Remote Control can be added at any time.
return to topWhat is the effective range of the
wireless Remote Control?
The effective range is approximately 30’. However, we do not recommend using the
wireless remote outside of your boat. The Power-Pole® shallow water anchor
should never be used as a primary anchor when leaving your boat.
return to topDo I have to use an Adapter Plate
to mount my Power-Pole® anchor?
All Power-Pole® models include all hardware for a transom mount. However,
many boats cannot accommodate a transom mount. For boats that do not accommodate
a transom mount, we offer a complete line of adapter plates that will fit virtually
any boat/jack-plate combination.
return to topHow do I decide which Adapter Plate
is right for my boat?
Contact your local dealer, use our adapter plate ordering
guide or call our Tech support hotline at (813) 689-9932 to determine what
adapter plate will work best for you.
return to topHow much does an install normally
Price for installation varies from dealer to dealer and boat to boat, so we recommend
calling your local dealer for installation pricing.
Find a dealer near you here.
return to topCan I install the Power-Pole®
shallow water anchor myself?
Yes, however you must possess the skills and tools necessary to complete the installation
properly. Therefore, we strongly recommend having your Power-Pole® shallow
water anchor installed by an authorized dealer.
return to topWhat size boat can the Power-Pole®
shallow water anchor be mounted on?
Boats of up to 28’ in length and 4500lbs
return to topWhat accessories
are available for my Power-Pole® shallow water anchor
Popular Power-Pole® accessories include the wireless Remote Control, the Wave
Pak wave absorber, the Foot Switch Kit, the Bow Switch Kit, the Power-Pole®
Travel Cover, the Graphics Wraps and the Power-Pole® Spike Wrap.
return to topCan I operate two Power-Pole anchors off a single pump?
As the manufacturer, we recommend the use of independent pump systems with each Power-Pole anchor. Following are some reasons:
- Dual Power-Pole anchors will not deploy at the same time and/or same rate using one pump.
- The relief valves will not function according to the intended design of the Power-Pole anchor and may cause a mechanical failure when using only one pump system.
- Many features of our 2012 and newer models will not be functional when a single pump is used to operate dual Power-Pole anchors.
Furthermore, since damage is quite possible using one pump with two Power-Pole anchors, doing so will void all warranties. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact our technical support staff at 813-663-3999.
return to topDo Power-Pole Anchors with C-Monster require the use of the C-Monster App?
The C-Monster app is simply an added feature on all Pro Series II and Signature Series models, including the Blade Edition. It is not required for basic functionality. However, with the C-Monster app, some advanced functions are available such as fine tuning of speed and bottom sensing preferences. A smart phone is not required to operate the C-Monster system.
return to topDo you sell the older model Power-Pole anchors, or am I limited to the current models?
We only sell current models that have the latest improved hydraulics and operating systems. If you want to add a second Power-Pole anchor to match an existing older model, you have the option of upgrading your older model to be compatible with our current models. Call our sales or tech support staff for details. 813-689-9932.
return to topHow do I manually raise my Power-Pole anchor (assuming I need to)?
In the event of pump failure the Power-Pole shallow water anchor may be manually raised by applying enough pressure to bypass the pole protector valve thus allowing the unit to come all the way up to the stowed position. If the Power-Pole shallow water anchor is beyond reach it can be forced up by driving the boat forward to shallower water. Depressing the up button on the Power-Pole shallow water anchor control may offer assistance.DO NOT TOUCH THE SPIKE.
return to topI need more hydraulic fluid. Where can I purchase your hydraulic fluid?
We suggest you use Green Marine which is a non-toxic and biodegradable fluid. Green Marine can be purchased through any of our authorized dealers or here on our website As an alternative, any ISO32 hydraulic fluid or SAE10 oil can be used.
return to topDo I need two Power-Pole anchors to hold my boat?
No. A single Power-Pole anchor will stop and hold boats up to 4500 lbs. in most normal conditions of weather and/or tidal current. Once a single Power-Pole is deployed, the boat will eventually swing to a bow downwind or bow down current much like a weather-vane. By adding a second Power-Pole anchor, the effect of wind and current can be overcome, resulting in a much more precise positioning of the boat. Furthermore, the wider the deployment of the two Power-Pole anchors, the better the ability to precisely position the boat. One is always better than none.
return to top Are you going to offer a shallow water anchor model that goes deeper than ten feet?
We do not have plans to produce a shallow water anchor that goes deeper than 10 feet.
We invented the shallow water anchor over 15 years ago as a way to quietly stop and hold a boat in shallow water.
Even after we introduced the award-winning and technologically advanced ten foot deep Blade model in 2012, our 8 foot depth models remain the most popular size.
We also have a mission of offering innovative shallow anchors that are lightweight, safe (for both angler and boat), flexible and durable. As the length of the anchor increases the local stresses that are put on the transom, or other connection point to the boat, increase to levels that are much more likely to cause damage.
We also feel that the advantages that a shallow water anchor offers, such as fast stop times and ultra-quiet, stealthy operation, are lost as the anchoring depth is increased beyond 10 feet.
Also there are now electric trolling motors that feature technology to lock onto a fishing spot in depths that are limitless. We feel this offers superior spot-holding in depths beyond 8-10 feet.
Should you choose to make a shallow water anchor a part of your arsenal, we hope you'll choose Power-Pole, the original, and still the best shallow water anchor on the market.
return to topWill adding a second Micro Anchor stop my boat from twisting in wind and current in the same way that normal Power-Poles do?
Regardless of vessel size, it is not recommended to mount "Dual" Micros (port and starboard) on the back of your vessel if you want to control the twist/direction of your vessel. The best way to control twisting is to use a "Tandem" (bow and stern) setup. For example, you would mount one Micro Anchor to the transom and another Micro to your front (bow) deck. For best results, the front Micro can be mounted anywhere in the front 3rd of your vessel, preferably in a location that interferes the least with your casting habits. In general, the larger the distance between the Tandem Micros, the better the Twist-Control performance will be, regardless of vessel size. Additionally, to avoid tipping the vessel, Tandem setup anchors should be mounted on opposite sides or "cattycorner" to one another.
return to topWill using two Micro Anchors instead of one increase the anchoring performance on heavier vessels?
Yes; adding a second Micro unit will allow a vessel of any weight to anchor more effectively than it otherwise would have with only one Micro (stop more quickly and hold better in rougher conditions). However, regardless of vessel size, it is not recommended to mount "Dual" Micros (port and starboard) on the back of your vessel if you want to control the twist/direction of your vessel. The best way to control twisting is to use a "Tandem" (bow and stern) setup. For example, you would mount one Micro Anchor to the transom and another Micro to your front (bow) deck. For best results, the front Micro can be mounted anywhere in the front 3rd of your vessel, preferably in a location that interferes the least with your casting habits. In general, the larger the distance between the Tandem Micros, the better the Twist-Control performance will be, regardless of vessel size. Additionally, to avoid tipping the vessel, Tandem setup anchors should be mounted on opposite sides or "cattycorner" to one another.
return to topCan I use the Micro on a boat heavier than 1500lbs?
The Micro Anchor is a light duty anchor specifically designed and optimized for vessels under 1500 lbs. The only time it is recommended to use the Micro Anchor on vessels over 1500 lbs is as a compliment to a traditional Power-Pole hydraulic shallow water anchor. the Micro has been designed to sustain the abuse of larger vessels without breaking or otherwise becoming inoperable; however anchoring performance could be less than satisfactory depending on many factors.