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Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by hungup, Oct 6, 2006.
Need help controlling 100 ft. of anchor rope in bottom of boat! How do ya'll control yours.:crazy:
Hmm, good question. I just love untangling that thing every time I go fishing. For now I just use a 5 gallon bucket. And when you throw your anchor, make sure you're not standing on the rope! Never done that though.....:roll_eyes:
i put mine in a 5 gallon bucket as im pulling it up thats what works for me
Milk crate for me , doesent hold water and doesnt tip over, put rope in frist and anchor last, dont have to many tangles.
i leave my rope piled on the front deck when im on the water otherwise its down in the bow of the boat . youve got to remember not to leave the anchor on the front deck when running or it may bounce back the boat and knock you out :crazy: trust me i know:embarassed: .
I use a milk crate. Don't hold water, air circulates and there is less chance of the rope rotting.
Check the archives,seem like one feller made some sort a winch system fer his boat,ya can buy em too,my rope stays in the bow:cool2:
Many others have already beaten me to the punch !!, Milk crate is the way to go. Another quality that they have is that they don't tear up the deck/flooring on your boat:wink:
Now, why is it I can believe that you know????
can also fall over the side and ruin your day. Towed a guy in while back that had done just that.
When i had a boat i used a milk crate also.... I beleive the new boat im to be getting has a winch system though... dought i will use it much...
Im gettin a MinnKota pontoon wench for the deck of my boat ( though its not a pontoon) holds 100 ft of rope and up to a 40 lb river anchor- Im tired of pulling that dern thing up 60 ft lol
I'm another believer in the old milk crate...holds my home-made rebar anchor in place too, without tearing up the boat.
Good advise everybody. I didn't have any milk crates so I got a plastic container at Walmart and drilled some holes in it. I secure the containers where I want them with bungee cords.
By the way, welcome to the Brotherhood Hungup.
The milk crate is a good idea!!! I just happen to have some here to use. Thanks for the suggestion.
If you use a milk crate in the front it can hold other stuff while traveling, a 5 gal. bucket in the rear can also double as a drift sock for drifting for those big blues.
Tried 5 gal buckets, now setting up an Anchor mate winch system fore and aft to try for my tidal rivers. Like the idea of the milk crates. Yes, lots of good ideas to try in the archives.
Hey, the way I have my 150' anchor ropes is on an electrical reel. The kind you put an extension cord on. You roll it up and sit it down in the corner of the boat. Get the kind that has a crank handle on it so you can hold it with one hand and crank it with the other one. The one that I have you can get them at any hardward store . I got mine at Lowes for $6.00 . You can easily hold up to 200' of rope on it.:smile2:
I use 5 gal. buckets also but i may try the milk crate, makes sense about not holding water.
this is probly a stupid question but were do you get milk crates?
Behind the grocery store. Ha kidding. They used to sell them at wally-world for $3. Don't know if they still do.