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Old 07-14-2005, 11:19 AM
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WOW roc, 800 feet of anchor line? Under what circumstances would you use that much? Are you anchoring/bottom fishing in 300 feet of water?
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:34 AM
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Tony,

yup, tuna fishing the ledges, the deep side may be 350',we ease back over the edge around 210 or so, but even in 200' with a stiff breeze and a hard tide you nedd at least 450 or 500 , a proper anchor rode is suposed to be 7-1 but thats a little excessive,

but on days when the wind and hard running tide conspire against you you need all 600' to stay put.....
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Old 07-14-2005, 07:37 PM
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:wall: seems i'm going to need more rope....

I think i have 200' because the previous owner didnt anchor deep.....i am counting on it. so 800 it is !!!

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Old 07-15-2005, 08:53 AM
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Both you guys must have electronic winlesses if you're gonna pull up that much anchor-line. If not, you'll get one hell of a workout. I don't anchor in much over 40 feet of water and I get a workout from bringing the 100 feet up I've got attached to my anchor.
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:01 AM
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roc is known in certain circles as MR. UNIVERSE....he's got the guns to
pull up that anchor-line! :hail:
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:10 AM
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Hi ahnie! Haven't heard from you for a while! Good to see you're still hanging around!!
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roc is known in certain circles as MR. UNIVERSE....he's got the guns to
pull up that anchor-line! :hail:
We'll just leave pulling up all that line to him Better him than I.
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:26 AM
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hi bait!
don't you worry, i'm always keeping an eye on you guys!
(it sure beats working...)
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:33 AM
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Guns or no guns,only a fool hauls 600' of rope 30lbs of chain and a 20lb anchor out of 300+ feet of water,I use a anchor ring and a large poly ball to lift the anchor,then it's just a matter of drifting back on th e line and coiling it into a basket or anchor locker...

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Old 07-15-2005, 09:41 AM
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ohhhhhhhh, now you've destroyed my image of you! that's it, i'm
dismantling the mr. universe/roccus altar that i have set up in my living
room. it's back to worshipping st. martini :hic: for me!
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:56 AM
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I use an anchor ring and a large poly ball to lift the anchor
OK Roccus,, ya gotta explain that one a little better for me and my thick skull. How does a ring and a poly ball help you get the anchor up? Trying to picture the process here and it ain't flyin.
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Old 07-15-2005, 10:13 AM
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I always pull my anchor by hand.....even in the worst conditions. Maybe thats why my arms look like they do hahaha.

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Old 07-15-2005, 11:05 AM
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OK here's how it works, you have a stainless steel ring that is installed over the anchor rode, a large poly ball is attached to the ring, you CAREFULLY drive in the direction of the anchor,as the ball is towed it resists being dragged under and lifts the line, once the ball is to the point directly over the anchor(or in the same depth of water)the anchor will break free, as you continue onward the anchor rode continues to slide through the ring, once the chain and anchor is reached the chain hangs on one side of the ring and the anchor is hung up on the other, keeping it from sliding back seaward..... slicker than $hi#!

For the record, any time I anchor in less than 100' of water i pull that puppy by hand. :tired:
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Old 07-15-2005, 11:49 AM
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:chin: Hmm,, I must still be missing something here. Sorry Roccus,, just trying to learn. I can see how this would work if the anchored boat remained stationary, and a second boat towed the ball down the rode toward the anchor. Like this:



But I can't see how this could work if you were out by yourself. I believe you,,, I'm just having trouble picturing it.
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Old 07-15-2005, 12:04 PM
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the ball acts as the stationary object,in the act of trying to "sink" it which it wont,the boat is moving pulling the line awayso the anchor rode has no choice but to follow,the anchor looses it's grip when it straight up and down and goes along for the ride, the whole time the resistance of the water is sliding the ball back towards the anchor,as long as you keep moving until the chain clears the ring it cant go bask to the bottom....

West marine sells the Anchor rings,their catolog use to have a picture of the procedure... before the days of the SS ring we used to tie a loop of rope around the anchor rode, wasnt quite as slick but got the job done without breaking your back.
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