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supreme_rob 06-18-2006 9:29 AM

I would like to buy a small anchor for kicking it in coves so I dont have to keep moving the boat. What size and type is everyone using? I was looking at 8-lb & 10-lb mushroom anchors are these suffice? Also how many feet of line should I buy? Thank's

peter_c 06-18-2006 9:47 AM

Since you live in NorCal and probably visit the Delta you should buy a good holding anchor. The best is a box anchor. <a href="http://www.slideanchor.com/box.asp" target="_blank">http://www.slideanchor.com/box.asp</a> <BR> <BR>At the least a danforth anchor will hold much better in a gravel or rocky bottomed lake. <a href="http://www.danforthanchors.com/" target="_blank">http://www.danforthanchors.com/</a> I personally like the plastic coated ones for comp boats as they protect the boat from accidental run ins. You will also need a chain, again the plastic ones work well, at the least galvanized, stainless is best $$ but either way you should invest in a stainless shackle. <a href="http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/10001/-1/10001/50919/10001/519/242/5" target="_blank">http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/10001/-1/10001/50919/10001/519/242/5</a> <BR> <BR>You need at least 100 ft of anchor line on board but really should carry close to 200 of line, so you can tie front and rear. <BR> <BR>Many people like the bungie anchors, and they have their time and place. Personally I do not like them as they can stretch enough to send your boat towards solid objects like rocks! I always kept one of the bungies on board, but used it less than 10% of the time. <BR> <BR>How much anchor line you use is about a 5:1 ratio for a small boat in decent conditions. 7:1 in bad conditions. So if it is 10ft deep, set out 50 feet of line. Do you always have to abid by that rule no, but it is a good thing to know. <BR> <BR>Edit: BTW it is the law that you must have an achor and line, along with bailing bucket, paddle, throwable, etc. I need to go and dive in the Putah Creek cove and rescue a few lost anchors <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by Peter_C on June 18, 2006)

supreme_rob 06-18-2006 12:06 PM

Actually I have a set-up with bungees,chain and float ball. What I'm looking for is temporary anchoring like when we are eating lunch and swimming in a cove for an hour or so while we are in between sets.

jrhurst 06-19-2006 1:29 PM

I am using a 16lb River style anchor , and if the wind , or waves are not 2 bad it holds my 18' boat ok . Works best in mud and sand .

acurtis_ttu 06-19-2006 1:53 PM

I've tried the mushroom style anchor (16 lb) it woudln't even hold my prostar 190.

denverd1 06-19-2006 2:04 PM

get a danforth. not sure the weight of mine but it holds my 22 foot in 10-15 mph wind really well.


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