Cheap Anchor?

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  1. Mayfly Aviator

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    Anyone selling a 30-35 anchor for cheap?
     
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    I HAVE A DANFORD 13S i will trade for any thing :beer2:

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    Thanks Jim - I'm looking for a weighted anchor. Is that the type that buries itself? I've used those before and I'd rather strap on a boulder for an anchor. Thanks for the offer!!! :thumb:
     
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    like a mushroom? what are you using it for?
     
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    No, commenting on the Dansforth Anchors. They look like the Waterspike anchors that bury down in soft gravel. I'm not looking for one of those. I boat some waters with larger boulders (Henry's fork, lower South Fork) and the burying anchors get stuck more easily in that type of water.

    I'd really like a sweet deal on a pyramid or spike anchor. 30-35 lbs. I'm really not too picky, and would be interested in a mushroom type or even a chain setup, which I've never used.

    Let me know if anyone has one they'd like to part with!!! Thanks - :beer2:
     
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    I've got a 35# pyramid I'm not using. You can have it for $25, but you'll have to come get it, I'm in Vancouver Wa.

    James.
     
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    Sam,are you using this on a pontoon boat?
     
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    James - I'd really like the anchor, but that's about 2.5 hours away from where I live. I'll have to pass.

    Bank Bum - I will be using this on my Maravia New Wave II - 14' Long.
     
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    chain is the best for not getting stuck in anything. Shop around at hardware stores for the best price on 30# of chain and a huge eyebolt with washers and nuts you can thread the chain through. pretty cheap and easy.
     
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    Do chain anchors work very well? My experience has mostly been with steel - pyramids and spiked.
     
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    I'd say chain works very well. Easy to move a few feet at a time in river current just by lifting it slightly.
     
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    That's cool, I may swing be the hardware store and see how much that'd cost.

    I'd like to find some old chain and make my own - anyone have some old chain they want to get rid of? :beer2:
     
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    Try Red's in the Yakima Canyon. I think they sell them for around $150?
     
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    Be aware that chain anchors present an ethical problem. Some guides, and others, add or subtract amounts of chain so that their boat drifts downstream slowly, pulling the chain along the bottom. And that is strip-mining the formerly fertile bottoms of some streams.:mad:

    I've read that longline drag seins are tearing up the ocean bottoms, miles deep.

    For cheap anchor material, check with machine shops, esp. those that rebuild motors. They usually have useable stuff in their scrap barrels (remember to degrease!).
     
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    I'm with you on the ethical side of the issue - that chain anchors, when used that way, can be harmful. They are good for holding a boat full of clients and gear in fast water, however. But, I've been able to survive with just a pyramid anchor, and a good knowledge of where to put the anchor down to achieve the position I want to put my clients in.
     
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    Any anchoring device, chain or otherwise will "strip mine" the bottom if dragged. It's not the type of anchor, it's the user/usage. Pick it up and drift a foot or two and set it down. Don't let it drag across the bottom, although some drag will be inevitable until it catches.
     
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    Sportco in Fife or Outdoor Emporium in ?Seattle? I go to Sportco from time to time and they always have a variety of anchors...not sure about the 35# versions but might be worth a look up and phone call.
     
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    Got my chain achor couple years ago from Reds on the Yak for under 50.00. Might be more now due to price of metal going up.

    Or make one out of a heavy duty carabine and 9 strands of 3/8" chain 24" long each. Galv chain even better, but more expensive. Zinc will work just as good. Give them a call on pricing.
     
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