Joe Ware's Anchor

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  1. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Original post made by Joe Ware(Gofish) on October 28, 2004

    I made my own anchors this year. Made of a piece of steel pipe, a bolt, a chain, and a couple of pieces of rebar. I used a cutting torch to cut pipe to length. Cut holes in pipe to pass rebar through. Welded rebar to pipe. Cut hole for bolt to pass through pipe and chain. The beauty of this anchor is that it is light but strong. When the anchor won't pull free, I tie the rope to a cleat and use the motor to bend the rebar. It doesn't take a lot of force from the motor to bend the rebar but the current is not enough to bend it. This anchor works very well as a bow anchor. I have two of these in my boat.

    I'm working on another anchor that is a bigger piece of steel pipe that will be filled with concrete and have an eye bolt sticking through the side. It will (in theory) keep the stern from swaying when dropped straight down. I'm not sure what it will weigh but the pipe by itself weighs about 10 pounds. I'll post that one when it is completed.

    Here are some pics of the first anchor I talked about:

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