Minn Kota Deckhand 40 Electric Anchor Lift

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by Catfish_Commando, May 25, 2006.

  1. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Minn Kota Deckhand 40 Electric Anchor Lift

    Does anyone have one of these units, and how do you like it? Been staring hard, I just need a nudge either way. :embarassed:
     
  2. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Dont get lazy on me Paul.

    Looks good on paper but river fishing my only concern is an emergency situation. You better be on the switch quick and not be anchor hung or cut away quick in which case you gotta respool the thing.
     

  3. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Gee....A guy gets a new boat and motor...the next thing ya know he is to good to raise his own anchor....LMAO:worship: Congrats on the new boat O' Fearsome Boc Bunny!:0a23:
     
  4. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Quit telling on me! :embarassed:
     
  5. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I had one Paul. To make a long story short, I gave it away after a couple of years.
    I agree with Mark, it can be dangerous on big rivers.
    Rope way too small.
    Rope way too short.
    To slow pulling up the anchor.
    Would not allow use of a different anchor.
    Anchor pulled up too much mud, then got mud all over the boat and me.
    No logical place to mount, like bow center.
     
  6. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Paul, Kutter is right on with his answer. I had two 30's on my boat . Due to my back injury I had to use them but discontinued using as my back got better. I suggest, if you are able to drop and pull an anchor, do not waste your money.
     
  7. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Paul just get the Anchor Buoy, I even cost less.
    Also enjoy the new boat. And the new new depth finder.
    Pete
     
  8. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Thanks for the advice, makes sense and saves me a few dollars :embarassed:
     
  9. Doctor

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    Paul,

    Go with the ARS system, uses no batterys, after a year and a half of use I have never had a problem with the unit, has a lifetime warrenty, lets the boat do all the work for you, outside of Mr 86#er running over his anchor rope and shortening it up a few hundred feet have never heard of anybody having any problems, sorry James couldn't help myself, system is just so easy to use..............Doc
     
  10. roundhill

    roundhill New Member

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    paul i have two on my pontoon they work great but i fish lakes most of the time i use a rickter on one an minkota graber on the outher i dont have any trouble with spolling i drop the ricktor then wench the back tight they come in faster than i can pull them the rope is 1000lb test so i am real happy that i got them i have remote controll so i do it all from the console i hope this helps