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 Post subject: Anchoring?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 3:36 pm 
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Anchoring

Sit on tops (SOT) have a lot of freeboard and I am getting a little tired of the wind dragging my anchor. I would prefer a Bruce Anchor but it wouldn’t be storable inside the hull of my kayak. I have wasted money on the small 1.5 lb and migrated up to the 3 lb. folding grapnel anchor. The pacific coasts shelf falls off too rapidly and fifty foot of anchor line is of little use. At times I need to be able to get away rapidly without retrieving the anchor (fishing).

Starting with a kayak strap I attach a short line with float so if I leave I can find the anchor on return. Next I have 100 ft of quarter inch three-strand nylon line. Then I have four feet of stainless steel chain attached to a one-eighth SS wire rope (trip line for the anchor) attached to the bottom trip eye of the anchor. I am using plastic tie straps as a break away device to trip the anchor.

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Is there a better system out there for small kayaks that won’t exceed the kayaks load limit?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:21 pm 
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Offroad-I use pretty much the same setup as you but with a Bruce. It stores well in my crate but I feel your surf entries are much more 'adventurous' than ours here in Texas. kyt


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:51 am 
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Thanks kytflyr :D

Haven’t been able to find a Bruce that will fit in my eight inch hatch but I found a copy cat Horizon Claw Anchor that’s
7 7/8â€

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:16 pm 
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Hi

Thanks for the help, here it is.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:31 pm 
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Hi All :lol:

It’s come to my attention that without a shackle in the top of the folding grapnel anchor I might risk losing the locking collar on the anchor even if it’s locked open. :oops: Here are the corrected pictures.

Folding anchor closed.

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Anchor locked open.

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Breakaway trip tie close-up. (One tie due to popular demand. I can always adjust later.)

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