Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Creatch'r, Feb 18, 2018.
Oh you guys would look so cute!!!
Appreciate the reply! I have more nerding out to do. Last question.... how much anchor rope are you running on that system?
I’m not seeing a problem
My anchorages never exceed 10', so carry 30' of 5/8" soft braid for both. Usually set-up with 20' of bow line out to obtain a decent hold on the tide push, the stern anchor pretty much dropped under the boat on the 'facing current' side.
So anchor lines approx 3x the deepest depth you expect to anchor in when you're aboard and in relatively shallower waters, 4x over 20', and always have another 50'-100' section handy for tows, beach anchoring, non-manned anchoring, etc.
And your anchor selection will depend on where you run. Flukes, plows, Danforths, Pyramid, Animal anchors, all work well in certain bottoms. Lot out there on the boating bogs and marine stores such s West Marine about this.
Best to rig up with general purpose anchors, make some runs, see whats working, whats not, adjust accordingly, catch some pull like hell finny critters, have some grins..
Thanks man, most of my in river anchoring will be on soft inside seams while I get out and swing gravel bars but I do intend to do some creative anchoring as you describe for swinging and stripping flies from the boat as well as anchoring in salmon pools and fishing gear. I think I’m gonna go with 40’ of anchor rope front and rear and run the drift boat style pulley system as you describe. I’m a metal fabricator and am looking into building everything myself for now. Thanks for the replies! Cheers