My New Anchor is setting up now........

Boating related questions,small projects, custom work and talk go here.
Post Reply
User avatar
misunderstood
Donor
Posts: 89
Joined: 12 May 2016, 06:39
Location: Williamsburg, KY

My New Anchor is setting up now........

Post by misunderstood » 18 Jul 2016, 16:31

I have no problem with using a can verses a regular anchor. I'm in negotiations with Wal-Mart as far as royalties for advertising their coffee 8)
Image

RazorBaits
User avatar
onthewater102
Posts: 2086
Joined: 15 Mar 2014, 16:57
Location: CT

My New Anchor is setting up now........

Post by onthewater102 » 18 Jul 2016, 17:01

I'm sure the bottom of a pond is a high-growth market for them & you should do well.
I have a marriage license and a fishing license, but I only carry one in my wallet.


For Sale - Custom Hand Tied Jigs, Bladed Jigs,Custom Rods

2002 Alumacraft 1436LT w/ 1984 Mariner Tiller Converted to Remote & 55# Minn Kota Terrova 12v (removable)

1985 Bass Tracker III - Restoration w/ 1988 Mercury 60hp

User avatar
Steve A W
Posts: 269
Joined: 04 Aug 2014, 17:24
Location: Northwest Indiana

My New Anchor is setting up now........

Post by Steve A W » 18 Jul 2016, 22:20

I'd rather lose one like that in the mud than
the last one I lost :!: :cry:

Steve A W


Professionals build the Titanic.
Amateurs built the Ark!

User avatar
Jim
Site Admin
Posts: 17496
Joined: 29 Nov 2006, 21:00
Location: Shrewsbury, MA
Contact:

Re: My New Anchor is setting up now........

Post by Jim » 19 Jul 2016, 05:45

Awesome!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Be Respectful!
This site is rated PG, No Politics, No Porn, No Bashing allowed!

User avatar
perchjerker
Posts: 592
Joined: 16 Feb 2016, 13:20
Location: Dearborn, Manton Michigan

My New Anchor is setting up now........

Post by perchjerker » 19 Jul 2016, 07:01

I think I would use a anchor line that was a bit sturdier...

User avatar
jethro
Donor
Posts: 1033
Joined: 25 Jul 2013, 16:12
Location: Henniker, NH

My New Anchor is setting up now........

Post by jethro » 19 Jul 2016, 08:38

You must have more mud than sand where you are than I do because that would be just about useless for me. I use a 20lb navy anchor with 2' of galvanized chain and even then I'm nervous sometimes.
I fish, therefore, I am.

1993 Starcraft SF 14 DLX side console with 25 hp Mercury 2 stroke
2003 Sylvan 2100 Profish walkthrough with 150 Mercury Saltwater and 6hp Mecury 4 stroke kicker

User avatar
Jim
Site Admin
Posts: 17496
Joined: 29 Nov 2006, 21:00
Location: Shrewsbury, MA
Contact:

My New Anchor is setting up now........

Post by Jim » 19 Jul 2016, 08:44

perchjerker wrote:I think I would use a anchor line that was a bit sturdier...
:LOL2:
Be Respectful!
This site is rated PG, No Politics, No Porn, No Bashing allowed!

User avatar
misunderstood
Donor
Posts: 89
Joined: 12 May 2016, 06:39
Location: Williamsburg, KY

My New Anchor is setting up now........

Post by misunderstood » 19 Jul 2016, 17:17

perchjerker wrote:I think I would use a anchor line that was a bit sturdier...
Braid instead of mono ?
:lol:

User avatar
richg99
Posts: 4912
Joined: 27 Nov 2010, 09:36
Location: Houston, TX & Crossville, TN

My New Anchor is setting up now........

Post by richg99 » 19 Jul 2016, 20:45

Adding.... "with 2' of galvanized chain " ...A VERY important part of any anchor setup. richg99

http://www.westmarine.com/WestAdvisor/S ... nchor-Rode

User avatar
DaleH
Donor
Posts: 2290
Joined: 12 Dec 2014, 14:32
Location: Eastern Mass

My New Anchor is setting up now........

Post by DaleH » 19 Jul 2016, 22:05

jethro wrote:I use a 20lb navy anchor with 2' of galvanized chain and even then I'm nervous sometimes.
[bWhaaaaaast ... ????? A 20# anchor ... ON A TIN?!?!?!????[/b]

My 'day' anchor for my 25' rigged tuna boat was an 8-pound hi-tensile Danforth that was rated to 32' boats in 40mph winds. Efen then My overnight anchor was a 14-poundversion.

But of course both had an amount of chain equal to the length of the hull, as it is the CATENARY EFFECT of the sentinel weight of the chain to the rode that allows an anchor to 'stick'.
#1) 1st tin rebuild, 18' Lund http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36583
#2) 25' Parker refurb from EMPTY hull http://www.classicparker.com/phpBB3/vie ... p?f=15&t=6
#3) 16' V-tin rebuild http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36465
#4 Procraft SV14
#5) 16' Starcraft entirely NEW Transom Skins http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37548

User avatar
jethro
Donor
Posts: 1033
Joined: 25 Jul 2013, 16:12
Location: Henniker, NH

My New Anchor is setting up now........

Post by jethro » 20 Jul 2016, 14:41

DaleH wrote:
jethro wrote:I use a 20lb navy anchor with 2' of galvanized chain and even then I'm nervous sometimes.
[bWhaaaaaast ... ????? A 20# anchor ... ON A TIN?!?!?!????[/b]

My 'day' anchor for my 25' rigged tuna boat was an 8-pound hi-tensile Danforth that was rated to 32' boats in 40mph winds. Efen then My overnight anchor was a 14-poundversion.

But of course both had an amount of chain equal to the length of the hull, as it is the CATENARY EFFECT of the sentinel weight of the chain to the rode that allows an anchor to 'stick'.
It might be 15lbs instead but it's a heavy thing. Not one of those thin Danforth anchors, it's a fluke style anchor but thick, bulbous and heavy "wings". It's possible a proper Danforth is a better option with sharp "wings" it would bite more into the sand? It came with the boat and the previous owner was the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Police so I don't know. All I know is when I'm anchored on the sandbar on Winnisquam or Sunapee I have to keep checking it or my boat can walk a bit due to all the boat traffic. Yes, it's important to have the length of chain, but I think it's only 2 or 3 feet on my anchor. I may try a normal "flat" Danforth instead.
I fish, therefore, I am.

1993 Starcraft SF 14 DLX side console with 25 hp Mercury 2 stroke
2003 Sylvan 2100 Profish walkthrough with 150 Mercury Saltwater and 6hp Mecury 4 stroke kicker

User avatar
richg99
Posts: 4912
Joined: 27 Nov 2010, 09:36
Location: Houston, TX & Crossville, TN

My New Anchor is setting up now........

Post by richg99 » 20 Jul 2016, 15:02

The longer and heavier the chain, the more likely your anchor will stay laying on its side and digging in. No chain, or a very light, short chain, isn't very effective.

Without the heavy chain, every wave or wind blown drift will tend to pull the anchor from its mooring.

richg99

Post Reply