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Postby erider6 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:11 am

I'm new here, i read its tough to use anchor off a ski, why? I've been kayaking for years and never a problem.
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Re: anchor

Postby FishinPhil » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:27 pm

I don't do anchors.
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Re: anchor

Postby Boosh » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:52 pm

I don't generally do anchors either. Anchoring a ski can be a pain in the arse and dangerous at times because the best place to run an anchor rope is from the towing eye at the bow. This isn't easy to access, but there is a way around it. I do own a anchor though. Google Cooper anchor, the best option in my opinion.
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Re: anchor

Postby NomadBeachTrash » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:10 pm

Not necessary for fishing, but it's more of a safety issue. Keeps your PWC from drifting into a less than desirable place until you get going or wait for help.
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Re: anchor

Postby Sundancer » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:09 am


I will anchor but only in inshore or protected waters. For me, the amount of line (scope) needed for any other areas is, like boosh says, a pain in the arse..

I don't attach to the Tow Eye but to a Pad Eyes thru bolted on the sides as far forward of my knees that I can reach.

Anchor is light so I use 1/4-ish thick Line. I connect with a Carabiner that has a Cam Lock this way i can jettison the Anchor if needed, immediately. I will try to find a picture of the Carabiner.

The whole thing fits for inside a toolbag again, attached to one of the Eyes..

Hope this helps

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