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ANCHOR RIGGING

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Anchoring a kayak in a strong current can be a safety hazard. A large raft of grass hung up on your anchor line can turn your kayak in to a submarine instantly.

 

However, a anchor is great for fishing as well as securing your kayak while walking sod banks, clamming, etc..

 

The (link to commercial site deleted) web site has a good article on rigging an anchor.

 

[ 07-28-2005, 11:49 PM: Message edited by: AMMODYTE ]

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Go to "West Marine" or your nearest Marine Supply shop that caters to Sailboats. Buy two small pulleys. Rope is expensive there, home depot is a better deal. 25 feet of Parachute cord is ideal.

 

Rig one pulley at the very front of your kayak, and the second one just behind where your left hand falls (if you're a righty, that is). Run some parachute cord around both, like a clothesline. Secure the loop with a blood knot, and leave the tag ends about 3 feet long. Knot the ends together, and connect the tag end to an Alligator Clip ....a BIG alligator clip! How big? Minimum size would be "as big as a clothespin" ....if you used a clip from some old booster cables, that would be fine too!

 

What this describes os an "anchor trolley". You can clip on to a mooring, or you can make up a seperate anchor with 50' of rope and a float ...and clip on to the float. If you hook up, it is easier to simply unclip and get a free tow, than it would be to raise the anchor!

 

When I get done fishing in the morning, I usually clip on to an unused mooring and take a nap!

 

AMMO

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