electric anchors

Discussion in 'Gateway Catfishing Club' started by stump jumper, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. stump jumper

    stump jumper New Member

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    first of all merry x mass to everyone ,hope all is fine with every one .My miget has been hinting at a electric anchor . anyone have any help on a deal!
     
  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    I don't know of any that have enough line capacity for the river unless you're talking a BIG BOAT with a rope locker.
     

  3. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Didn't Pruitt know some dude that was making them?
     
  4. stump jumper

    stump jumper New Member

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    well skippy im surprised they dident pull that post for using the P word ,i dident wnt to get that involved in cutting up my boat ,they make them with 100 foot capacity , bolt on and go fishin. dont tell me you pull the anchor on old sass by hand ,do you
     
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  5. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    I pull it by hand sometimes but I also use an anchor ball/anchor lift, whatever you want to call it.
     
  6. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    I always tought you just got some poor boatless sap like me to take along and then

    voila anchor winch.
     
  7. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    No! That would be an anchor 'WENCH'
     
  8. Andy52

    Andy52 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Have you considered use a windless or a capstan? You don't have to worry rope lenght, because all they do is assist in raising the anchor, then you can store the anchor and rope were ever you have the space. Muir makes some pretty nice ones.
     
  9. poopdeck [patrick]

    poopdeck [patrick] New Member

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    I have a electric anchor on my boat and it works great. I have used it in the mississippi at very high current with out a problem. Buckdoe has one too. After you have the electric anchor you don't realize how you lived with out it.
     
  10. catfishchris

    catfishchris Active Member

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    I use a PowerWinch 25 on my boat. It free falls down and powers up at a max of 80 feet per minute. I use a 20 pound anchor with it and have never had any problems with its performance. I recently tried to replace the line on it and didn't buy the right type and I lost an anchor the last time out. However, that was my fault and not the unit. If you ever buy one you will wonder how you fished with out it.
     
  11. buckdoe270

    buckdoe270 New Member

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    I have the minnkota deckhand 40, i don't like the free fall feature .
    but the retrieval is great 40 lb anchor no problem.
    wish it had move line capacity (only 100 feet).
     
  12. olejer

    olejer New Member

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    Well I have a Maxwell Windlass on my boat,250 ft of rope,20 ft of chain attached to a 28 lbs. Bruce anchor. Gotta say It would Hold the Ark in 10 Mile current
     
  13. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    whats wrong with the freefall Mike?
     
  14. Smokin

    Smokin New Member

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    bass pro has the electric anchor winches hold 100 feet of line.
     
  15. buckdoe270

    buckdoe270 New Member

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    "special anti-drag system senses the bottom to allow for controlled drifting"
    which means that if there are no tension or weight pulling on the rope,
    it will not let any rope. you have to keep pressing the down switch.
    in swift current i like the anchor to set quicker, if not you drift past the spot you want to anchor. make any sense ?
     
  16. theonecatfishbob

    theonecatfishbob New Member

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    Yeah it does. I think Dink has the same one you do. He dont like it either. Takes too long to get the anchor down.
     
  17. SmokinBarrel

    SmokinBarrel New Member

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    Jerry,

    Do you have pictures of your setup? I am curious to see before I make a decision on purchasing a winch or capstan. Currently, I have a Anchor Retrieval Buoy which works great, but am considering a winch or capstan for when I am on the water solo.
     
  18. olejer

    olejer New Member

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    I have a 28 ft cruiser with an anchor locker-It wouldnt work on a fishing boat

    Sorry
     
  19. SmokinBarrel

    SmokinBarrel New Member

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    I see. I missed that notation. I was going to say, that is awesome, as I would look for something similar on my boat. But, as you said, your setup is for a larger boat w/ locker.
     
  20. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    I have one on the back of my boat. Works great for stabilizing the boat. Used to have one up front, but that did not work out so well so I now us a hand drawn one