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 Post subject: Anchor setup
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:01 am 
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After many attempts to figure out the best anchor rig, I have finally figured it out. Hope this helps anyone looking to rig up a anchor for your kayak.  The total cost will run you close to 25 dollars buying the items from where I purchased them. 

In this setup I used 1/2" PVC and 4 1/2" floats, 6 to 12" bungee cord Depending on how long you want your shock absorber to be. 50' of cord, and a Bruce Anchor.

You will need to drill larger holes into the floats, to allow the 1/2" PVC. Once you have drilled holes for cord and J-hook cut out. Slide floats on to PVC. On bungee cord end, feed cord into drilled holes on each side and pull up through the top of the PVC. Tie a knot and push back into PVC hole.  Slide floats to center then apply goop to shaft, then slide back up to end of PVC to cover cord ( this will stop PVC from banging into the side of the kayak) .Do the same for the other end where J- hook cut out is, but stop float about 2" short from end to allow cord to hook into j-hook cut out.

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16" of PVC length in this setup with 50' cord.length will depend on how much cord your needing between the floats.
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 Post subject: Re: Anchor setup
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:07 pm 
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Nice setup - I'm going to try this one out...thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Anchor setup
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:17 am 
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I use an electrical cord holder from a home improvement store (cost $2), a foot or so of pool noodle on the 50' anchor line (cost $7) and a piece of scrap iron as an anchor. I'm thinking of getting one of those 1.5-lb folding kayak anchors but the chunk of iron works perfectly well.

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