My Retractable Anchor Pole

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I just posted my first YouTube video! It shows the retractable anchor pole I built for my kayak. I thought some of you guys here might be interested in it for your jon boats.

https://youtu.be/GpVkd1XextU

P.S. Been a lurker for years on this site. The city made me get rid of my boat so I fish from a kayak now.

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Very creative. I love creative ideas and people.

I may copy some of that for my 1652 G3.

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Post by surfman »

The city made you get rid of your boat?? We should expect to see more of this kind of thing in the future I am guessing.

That is slick but a little over kill for me.

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Nice job! =D>

Nice way to save $1000+ :LOL2:
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that is awesome!
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That is a very cool idea! Do you think if I used a solid steel rod instead of fiberglass it could hold a 1752 Alweld in current?
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My limited experience with a number of "stick anchor" type setups is that you are better to have a little "give" in your pole or at least in the tie-up rope/bungee.

Solid poles or fittings pull out too easily with wave and wind action constantly jerking on the connection.

Happened many times with my old Carolina Skiff and with my yaks.

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Post by Fishizzle »

Great idea, and great execution!

I don't see why something like this couldn't hold a decent sized jon boat. In my neck of the woods I see quite heavy bay boats with 200+ hp motors being held with powerpoles. They all use fiberglass spikes.

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Fishizzle wrote:I don't see why something like this couldn't hold a decent sized jon boat.

I agree. It would hold a small jon boat as is. You could even mount two.

A larger boat would need the components to be up-scaled. You could then use a 3/4 inch fiberglass pole.

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Bumping for the spring.

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