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Shallow water anchor
« on: January 02, 2016, 02:26:45 PM »
Now that the season is done I worked on pimping out the Crawdad with a "prototype" manual shallow water anchor. Should be good for up to 5 ft of water.
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Re: Shallow water anchor
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 12:30:38 PM »
 :thumbup: @toadhunter That's all it'll take. Simple and functional.

The only problem I can possibly foresee would be whacking it when you cast if you're in very shallow water and still have a lot of it sticking up. So you might need to make a mental note of that when you start the season and you're using it in only a couple feet of water  :nod:


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Re: Shallow water anchor
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 06:21:35 PM »
@Curt - RI , I have two different lengths of PVC, one for deeper water and one for shallow, I figured for a foot from the top of gunnel and a foot to dig in the bottom. I also made mounts on either side.
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Re: Shallow water anchor
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 11:09:24 AM »
I can't see the top of the pvc but if you don't already have a clamp or something else on it to keep the pvc from sliding completely through the guide, just a thought.

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Re: Shallow water anchor
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2016, 11:50:40 AM »
@Rob W , wasn't on during picture but I put it on just after. There is only an 1/8th inch gap between the sleeve and the pole.
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Re: Shallow water anchor
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2016, 03:39:01 PM »
Can't wait to hear how they work out for you!

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Re: Shallow water anchor
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2016, 01:07:22 PM »
Tested the anchoring system today and I have to say it worked really good in both two and four feet of water. It held in winds up to 20mph. In light wind I could use just one side depending on which way i wanted the boat to face. When the wind was strongest it was best if I headed into the wind and used both poles. A few minor tweaks and it will be perfect. 
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Re: Shallow water anchor
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2016, 02:17:43 PM »
Glad to hear it! Have to love it when a plan comes together and works the way you had hoped for  :thumbup: