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Offline woody

Different Approach to Anchoring
« on: February 06, 2011, 05:44:25 AM »
If you have seen this when I posted on Yuku, move on.  If not, this approachs anchoring differently that of 3Wgt, et al.

The two pictures below show the quick release, closed and attached to your anchor rope (red/white) and

This shows it opened with the anchor rope released.  You pull a lanyard in your cockpit, it seperates, and you are off fighting your hog with your Columbia set up drifting free.

This shows the set up going from anchor, chain, ball with pull, 300 ft of rode, float with red/white float line, the QUICK RELEASE, then the small float and the white line to the bow.  A small black lanyard goes from the release back to the working area. Note that the line is attached directly to the bow of your boat, not to a line from bow to stern.This gives a straight forward pull you get with open bows.

Below shows Jeannie using a hook to grab the red/white line and 1/2 of the quick release.  We have cut loose and are chasing the hog. The ball, anchor, etc are floating free. The black lanyard is the rope you pull to seperate the quick release. The length of the white rope is such that is too short to reach your props.

We have boated the hog, returned to our anchor set up and Jennie has retrieved the white float and anchor rode.

The next picture shows Jeannie reattached the two halves of the quick release and is prepared to throw over board. We will drift back and be on anchor again.

Pros: You put the anchor in your work area at the dock, drop it from aft, release and rehook from aft and pull with your Columbia to retried.  When at full anchor the pull is straight forward from your bow, no side pull.  Release is a pull on the lanyard.

Cons:  Doesn't beat an open bow.  You have to tie off the length of rode prior to hookup (same as 3Wgt's) so setting in a hog line is guessie.  I think I have an answer to that, will post after trial.

Neither is the best answer, open bow is best, but both are nice.

In either case, when pulling anchor with your motor keep a 45 degree or so angle between your bow and anchor rope. This keeps it from riding up your side and into your rails.  Ask how I know that.

Quick release is available at Fishermens or other outlets. Do not use ones designed for horses.  See my gallery or PM for more info.


« Last Edit: February 06, 2011, 06:37:32 AM by woody »

Offline dixiefisher

Re: Different Approach to Anchoring
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 07:38:47 AM »
   I have always wanted to try the quick release.....does it hold well under a bunch of current?.....
Paul Touchton

Offline woody

Re: Different Approach to Anchoring
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 07:42:49 AM »
Never had it fail on the C or the Willy in spring runoffs.  Our rigs are so light, probably could use Velcro. I'm PDX so you could try it without buying, pm me.