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Anyone use rebar as a poor man's power pole? I might give it a try, I already have some laying around.

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Sounds like something my father would have had thought up. He could make things work with a little ingenuity. My mother told me a story about them one time when they were younger and driving out in the boonies when their car broke down. A part had broken and there was no one around to help and my father ended up whittling a part out of wood to use so they could get back home. As they say "think outside the box". That is where a lot of inventions come from.

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Depending on the length needed there is no reason why it wouldn't work. Where I fish we normally have 7-8 tides so rebar in that situation would be a bit heavy. I am in no way connected with this company but did purchase the parts to make a pin anchor. It works great, you can add to it's length and was inexpensive.

https://www.mgs4u.com/shallow-water-boat-anchors.htm
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There was a guy selling one on the local craigslist. He found a way to use a trolling motor mount to attach it to the boat. I think it's a cool idea.

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I don't think I'd want to use one on a tinny if any thunderstorms were nearby.

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Texas Prowler wrote:There was a guy selling one on the local craigslist. He found a way to use a trolling motor mount to attach it to the boat. I think it's a cool idea.

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A short piece of line with loops at both ends is my simple way of attaching the anchor pin to the boat. One loop over any cleat on the boat and drop the pin through the other
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juggernot wrote:I don't think I'd want to use one on a tinny if any thunderstorms were nearby.
I don't think I'd want to be in a tinny if any thunderstorms were nearby. :lol:

The prices from mgs4u.com wouldn't be so bad if they didn't gouge so bad on shipping. Of course maybe it's the cost of shipping long items and it just seems high but I have my doubts.

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No spring in rebar. Too heavy and won't adsorb shock. Too light and probably bend.

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No connection to this company other than the fact that I have used them and the company and products are awesome.


Checkout https://shallowwatersolutions.com/anchor_pin_mounts


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JMichael wrote:
juggernot wrote:I don't think I'd want to use one on a tinny if any thunderstorms were nearby.
I don't think I'd want to be in a tinny if any thunderstorms were nearby. :lol:

The prices from mgs4u.com wouldn't be so bad if they didn't gouge so bad on shipping. Of course maybe it's the cost of shipping long items and it just seems high but I have my doubts.
Shipping oversize items especially long items can be very pricey. For the heck of it I went to the USPS site and calculated shipping an 8' pole in an 8'x4"x4" box from S.C. to Atlanta (not expedited shipping) was $67 dollars with out insurance !
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I'll give the rebar a try first. It's free and worth a shot.

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I have 3 of them in the garage. I would make you a deal on one but I will be using them on my boat.
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I just looked I've got one of these also. I used it with my canoe and kayak.

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RiverBottomOutdoors wrote:No spring in rebar. Too heavy and won't adsorb shock. Too light and probably bend.
yep all true,,, tried using 3/4'' conduit,,,, biggest problem very noisy banging up aginst the tin boat and banging around inside the boat, rebar going to have rust stains in the boat also not going to keep paint on them very easy,,,

got some 3/4'' solid fiberglass rod,,,,, https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-fibe ... s/=10rcjou ,,, on one end ground a point on the other put a bicycle handlebar grip and some baseball bat grip tape on the shaft for grip in pushing into the bottom removing,,, then just tie off to them,,, work great for 60 bucks,,, also use them for push poles out on the marsh
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