Anchor ?

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2014/01/21 18:07:50 (permalink)

Anchor ?

I don't have a good place to tie off the anchor. Can't get to the front of the boat unless I crawl over windshield. I tie it off as close as I can to front of the boat. But always seems the waves hit the side of the boat and the anchor never sets. Any ideas? Or do I just not have enough rope out? 
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    steelhead1994
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    Re: Anchor ? 2014/01/21 18:15:01 (permalink)
    You could always put a 'U' bolt on the bow. Run the anchor like from anchor, through 'U' bolt, to a cleat behind the windshield.
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    Re: Anchor ? 2014/01/21 19:34:18 (permalink)
     I agree with steelhead1994, you can add a bow roller guide to run the rope through and take the rope back to a more convenient cleat for tying off. 
     
    As far as the anchor getting a bite... could be a couple of things, the anchor being too small/light for the boat or the wave amounts, the wrong type of anchor for the lake or river bed you are on (an anchor with short and fat cleats won't dig in well in a soft bottom lake) or maybe you just need to add a length of heavy chain (6 to 10 feet) between the anchor and your rope to weigh down the anchor so it drags bottom more horizontally and digs in better and is less likely to pull loose in even gentle waves. 
     The amount of rode you have out should be about 3x your depth, sometimes more in heavy waves or current.
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    Big Steve
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    Re: Anchor ? 2014/01/22 14:11:40 (permalink)
    I agree with both posts.  I have a large eye bolt hanging downward on the front of my canoe and use it to position my anchor.  On the kayak I have an anchor trolley that allows me to anchor off back or front.
     
    Rode is important as well.  PFBC recommends a 7:1 ratio, which seems to be excessive.  I end up using something closer to 3:1 when anchoring the in one of the the three rivers. 
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    BIGSLICK
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    Re: Anchor ? 2014/03/26 12:23:02 (permalink)
    Buy an Anchor Retreiver and leave your line hooked to the Bow for the trip. Pull up to your spot, slip the buoy on and toss it over the side.  Pull in under power then pull the slack and line in from the side of the boat. Anchoring from the side is a big no-no
     




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    chauncy
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    Re: Anchor ? 2014/03/26 22:54:08 (permalink)
    I have a 16 1/2ft lund that is pretty heavy. I use a 25lb weight lifting dumbell to hold me in place. Works great in any kind of bottom. And it's a lot cheaper than an anchor. Dont have to let out as much rope either.
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    Re: Anchor ? 2014/03/27 05:13:10 (permalink)
    I had same problem with my 19ft four wins having to climb out the cuddy window. Going to run a couple rollers for the front down both sides. I been using two big  side walk bricks for anchors THEY ARE FREE and the river just eats up any kind of anchor.  Lost three last year costing over a 100.00 bucks.   I have one of those cranks not sure if I'll use or not. Yeah never tie  off from the side  one bad wake and the water can run over the side and then you'll be swimming  
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