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Shallow water anchor build
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:50:11 PM »
Thinking of a upgrade for my boat, I thought Power poles! Then I remembered that my wallet is empty  :facepalm: So I started dreaming up a way to build some out of Aluminum square tubing and linear actuators. I have a 15' Terry 4.7mv, I would think the aluminum would be strong enough to hold. Just not sure how weather or water proof linear actuators are. Anybody heard of something like this? I highly doubtful that I'm the first one. (cup)

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Re: Shallow water anchor build
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 09:39:39 AM »
Sounds like a lot of work and probably not as cheap and easy as you would think. With Talons when the spike hits bottom it stops driving it in, not sure if an regular actuator would do this or keep pushing deeper?  Then you would need some type of bearings or slides to make it operate quiet and smooth.

Used 8' Talons can found fairly cheap with some searching. I would save up and get something that would work right! 

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Re: Shallow water anchor build
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 11:38:14 AM »
Let's just say that I wouldn't put new ones on my boat being it's a 1980.

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Re: Shallow water anchor build
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 08:47:34 PM »

Used 8' Talons can found fairly cheap with some searching. I would save up and get something that would work right! 

How cheap is cheap??

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Re: Shallow water anchor build
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 09:59:19 AM »
On another boat forum there is a classified section that iv'e seen the first gen ones as low as 600 in the past.

There's none for sale now, usually in the spring there is more as guys are always upgrading.

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Re: Shallow water anchor build
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 10:00:20 AM »
On another boat forum there is a classified section that iv'e seen the first gen ones as low as 600 in the past.

There's none for sale now, usually in the spring there is more as guys are always upgrading.

$600 isn't bad at all. And you're right. Guys are always upgrading in late Winter and early Spring.

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Re: Shallow water anchor build
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2017, 07:49:12 AM »
I understand that it might be better or easier to just buy a new or used one, but its the thought of building my own is what got me thinking about this.

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Re: Shallow water anchor build
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2017, 08:45:17 AM »
There are also a lot of cheap manual options as well.. Of which those can be easily replicated.
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Re: Shallow water anchor build
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 10:33:10 AM »
Steve Kennedy built his own on the Stratos that he had prior to this year.


http://www.bassmaster.com/tips/slideshow/inside-elite-boats-steve-kennedy


Pictures for that start around 20 or so. May have more info elsewhere, but there's a start for ya


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Re: Shallow water anchor build
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 10:57:57 AM »
I've watched a ton of videos on YouTube that show how to make your own, or even where to buy cheap alternatives to Power Pole and Talon. Some are very, very basic. While others are a bit more intricate.

All of them have their pros and cons  :yes: