Anchoring animation demo tips

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by wolfman, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    good post the basics are always a good to brush up on.
     

  3. jaybird78

    jaybird78 New Member

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    very informative thanks....
     
  4. Wally

    Wally New Member

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    Great post Walter. Thank you for the education!!
     
  5. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Very good Info, Those anchor burn me up when they do not catch.
     
  6. BIG GEORGE

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    Thanx Walt! Saved that and will be sendin it to a few folks I know.
     
  7. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Thanks wolfman, good info all boaters should brush up on!
     
  8. Memphis_Catfish_King

    Memphis_Catfish_King New Member

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    great poast walter..7 to 8 feet of chain i only have 2 feet on both mine
     
  9. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Very good information that I was lookin for. Thank you!
     
  10. Arkansascatman777

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    Good info Walter. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully Flathunter and Melon will see the part about how to free a stuck anchor:lol: .
     
  11. bluejay

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    Good one for the library. Thanks for the post.
     
  12. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    very good.......I see people use bad anchor methods often and it can be very dangerous
     
  13. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Here is some more useful information I have found.

    The anchor line is called a rode. ( The length of the anchor line and/or chain used in any situation for anchoring ). Nylon line is the best choice here because of its strength and ability to stretch. It's also a good idea to have a 6-foot to 12-foot piece of chain between the anchor and the nylon line. The chain really helps to keep the anchor (stock) parallel with the bottom and also acts as a shock absorber.

    Your anchor rode must be long enough to create a horizontal, rather than vertical, pull on your anchor. Anchors are designed to dig in deeper when they are pulled horizontally. They are also designed to come free when pulled vertically.

    There is a simple formula which helps calculate the proper scope (length) of rode you need. Take the height of the boat's bow from the water line and add it to the depth of the water. In this example, we'll say the height of the bow from the water line is 3 feet, and the depth of the water is 12 feet.
    ( see attached picture).

    Example: 3 feet + 12 feet = 15 feet
    If you are in a well-protected area (no waves or wind), multiply the total by a factor of 5.

    Example: 15 feet x 5 = 75 feet of rode needed
    If you are in normal conditions (some wind and some waves), multiply the total by a factor of 7.

    Example: 15 feet x 7 = 105 feet of rode needed
    Finally, if you are in rough conditions, multiply the total by a factor of 10.
    Example: 15 feet x 10 = 150 feet of rode needed

    Commonly used anchors:

    Patent Anchor: The Danforth© anchor is the best known of this type. Its advantages are that it is lightweight with good holding power and stows flat. However because of its light weight, it has difficulty penetrating thick weeds or hard bottoms.

    Plow Anchor: The plow anchor is so named because it looks and performs like a plow. It holds well on almost any type of bottom conditions. The plow anchor, however, is heavy and very difficult to stow unless you have a bow pulpit and roller.

    Mushroom: The mushroom will sink down into the mud or sand. If left long enough, it will have tremendous holding power. Most permanent moorings use a large mushroom anchor.

    Another technique to try if the anchor is stuck, position the boat directly vertical over the anchor, try moving everybody as far forward as possible, and then snub off the anchor line. Then have everybody move to the stern. This should pop the anchor out of the bottom.
     

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  14. Pillpeddler

    Pillpeddler New Member

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    Now I know why I drift when I don't want to, lol. Thanks for the info.
     
  15. crome

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    thanks walter,good info.
     
  16. Trueblue

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    Thanks learned alot
     
  17. Pastor E

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    Good post brother:cool2:
     
  18. dwreel

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    Great post wolfman. I would like to add one thing which I learned the hard way. When buying your rode consider the physical size as well as the strength. When fishing alone, you might have to pull the rode and boat by hand against a current. If the rode is too small, diameter wise, it can be very hard on the hands.
     
  19. thomcat

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    gr8 info brother,, very informative