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My "poor-stick" anchor system, approx $30.00

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rusty.hook
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This will be great for any aluminum boat.

Pics of my "poor-stick" for anchoring instead of with the old big booger anchor and lots of rope. Pole is the one laying on the deck and is 8' long and is 3/4" thin wall electrical conduit and the one in the brackets is just for display to show where and what it does. The 2 brackets are 1/2" I-bolts all thread 6" long sealed with clear RTV on both sides.
Drilled a hole all the way thru the top of the 8' pole and added a rope with a loop in case the water is too deep and it falls thru, I will have some way to retrieve my pole back.
Cant afford the $1,200.00 electric power-pole. so I made my own.
P.S. the pole looks not straight, but thats just the way the pic looks, it is straight up and down.
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Great idea! I love cheap....Ahhh..."frugal" ideas. Rich

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that's a nice job

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Hey, If it works?

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KMixson wrote:Hey, If it works?
About 99% of my fishing here on the Gulf Coast is in appxo 3' to 6' deep water for red fish, speckled trout and flounder, so its works great for me. A lot better than unloading and loading that ol muddy and wet anchor every time I move.
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Post by Brine »

Good job! =D>

I think Jim posted this product a while back. It runs about $70, and they make a mount that looks like a TM mount if you want to attach it directly to your transom.

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KMixson wrote:Hey, If it works?
Exactly!


nice job! :beer:
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hey killer idea, I can see doing this :D
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cheap and practical!
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Great idea, Now just make it motorized :lol:

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Brilliant!
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zerofivenismo
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Post by zerofivenismo »

Good work! =D> Just wondering how the metal conduit pipe would hold up in terms of flexibility to the boat's side-to-side movement due to wakes, wind, or angler(s) moving around. Just asking due to my lack of experience with eletrical conduits. I've seen a few guys on the net use pvc pipes with success. The eye bolt brackets is a good idea.

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Truckmechanic wrote:Great idea, Now just make it motorized :lol:
Hey, it has one horsepower now and thats powerful enough, it works, LOL. jus sayin
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zerofivenismo wrote:Good work! =D> Just wondering how the metal conduit pipe would hold up in terms of flexibility to the boat's side-to-side movement due to wakes, wind, or angler(s) moving around. Just asking due to my lack of experience with eletrical conduits. I've seen a few guys on the net use pvc pipes with success. The eye bolt brackets is a good idea.
So far, so good, no problems. I fish mostly during the week because I'm retired, so not much boat traffic. So I can chose to fight the wind or not, other boaters or not. Not a lot of boaters in 40 to 55 degree weather where I am here on the Gulf Coast. I fish a big bayou (small river to some) salty water near the bay, and further on up, saline/fresh water and not any traffic at all. Most of the water in the bays is around 3 to 6' deep, so no problem. There are no closed seasons here, so I fish the year round for speckled trout, red fish and flounder, and further up the bayou, bass, crappie and catfish. I'm about 10 minutes from the boat ramp, and another 5 to start fishing either up the bayou or down the bayou depends on the wind.
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Post by BLK fisher »

=D> =D> . You just made my year. That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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