Boat anchor rope

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by Snappy, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. Snappy

    Snappy New Member

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    Just some advise. Don't let your anchor ropes or any ropes, lines, etc. lay around in the boat. I left one laying in the bottom of the boat and it came out running about 30mph and got caught up in my motor. It was not pretty. No damage done but a lesson learned. Does anyone have any tips on storing anchor ropes besides those bulky wench deals.
     
  2. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    I Use The "Claw" Type Anchors, They Fit In A 5 Gallon Bucket Well. So I Put The Rope In First Then The Anchor.

    I Have A Lot Of Holes Drilled In The Buckets So They Don't Hold Water. It Works Well In The Event You Want To Wash Off A Dirty Anchor Or Rope, It Also Protects The Boat Deck, HTH, Elliot
     

  3. Creek6

    Creek6 New Member

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    I do the same thing with milk crates. Coil the rope inside the crate and put the anchor on top. Milk crates sit a little lower than buckets and won't tip over.
     
  4. Bigones

    Bigones New Member

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    I also use a milk create. The great thing about them is they wont turn over and it also has holes in it to let air flow throw and dry your rop so it doesn't mildew.
     
  5. Snappy

    Snappy New Member

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  6. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    Glad no one got hurt! People have drowned from getting "anchor rode" caught around there person and the prop!!
    I had a friend get my anchor rode caught around the prop, on my sailboat that had auxillary engine! It did $5000 dollars worth of damage and almost sunk the boat! Thank God for inssurance!
     
  7. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    I got some cheap plastic containers at Walmart and poked some holes in it and like others have said I put the rope in and the anchor on top. I also take a bungee cord and strap it to the side of the boat where it is always handy.

    ST
     
  8. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    I use anchor mates or a bucket. Plus i have the plastic rope grippers that you weavethe rope in and out of the fingers for adjusting the length . they also keep the anchor from rolling around in the boat.
     
  9. Steve

    Steve New Member

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    I use cord reels from Home Depot or hardware stores.
    Steve
     
  10. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    This could be another use for buckets LOL
     
  11. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    Thats the best way I have found also.Abu65
     
  12. LarryW

    LarryW New Member

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    I use an old battery box to store my rope in. I drilled some holes in the bottom to let the water out. It seems to work grate and keeps the rope neat in the box.
     
  13. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    I'd store it in a bucket if you've got the room... other option is if you've got your net on the deck just toss that over and hook it down with a bungee so it doesn't fly away... it can hold down the rope just fine...
     
  14. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    I store mine in a small container along with my anchor. My other short lines for tying off to the dock and such I keep in an older cooler with my drift socks. Never leave a line hanging over the side of the boat.Besides getting tangled in the prop it could pull you or your equipment out of the boat.
     
  15. jsharper

    jsharper New Member

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    I usally anchor in fairly shallow water and use a 50 ft rope. I Just wrap it around the front and back cleat on the boat, they are about 12 feet apart, when I pull it up. I coil it and store it in the front box on the boat the rest of the time. I keep another 50ft of rope and another anchor there if I need more rope or want to use 2 anchors.

    Jim
     
  16. bigmic900

    bigmic900 New Member

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    rollit it up on a elec cord reel