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I have a small inflatable (11ft.) and I need an anchor. Most of my fishing from the boat will be in small lakes and slower rivers ( Stave, Harrison ). I saw a mushroom anchor and A&N for $30 and several more expensive ones at Steveston Marine.
Has anyone made a suitable anchor from some objects you might find around the yard or at some wrecking yard ? I was thinking of using a net bag filled with rocks, or maybe a large rock fitted with an eye bolt. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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dreamcatchers12 said:
most resorts i have gone to are using an ice cream pail filled with concrete and a rope. this won't snag on your inflatable either.
I was gonna say that about a pail as well. Just make sure your use something that is actually in the concrete to tie the rope to as the handle would probably just break.
 

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I also own an inflatable and am wondering where would be the best place to tie on an anchor and are there any quick release mechanisms to detach the anchor in case of a problem. My boat has handles on both sides in the front and back and three D- rings covering the bow.
 

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Shane said:
dreamcatchers12 said:
most resorts i have gone to are using an ice cream pail filled with concrete and a rope. this won't snag on your inflatable either.
I was gonna say that about a pail as well. Just make sure your use something that is actually in the concrete to tie the rope to as the handle would probably just break.
The bucket idea is a great one but like Shane said use something in the concrete instead of the pail handle to attach the rope or chain too. I put a u-bolt in the wet concrete and put a stick threw it so it does not sink right down.
 

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I use an old dumb bell weight usually a 7 1/2 lb... the hole is there, they lay flat, sit well in lake bottoms and you can add or remove as much weight as you want. You can usually find odd weights at garage sales and the sally ann.
 

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Actually, use a long "eye bolt" with a hook on one end and a big washer & locking nut on the other. You can add a series of dumbbell weights to get to the desired weight. 15 lbs seems to hold most boats even in fairly stiff winds. The ten pound weights are a bit too light. Be sure to mark your anchor rope in say 5 foot increments so you can easily tell how deep you are. :2cents:
 

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The 'toon' I have came with a mesh bag used for holding rocks, etc as an anchor. This saves me from dragging extra weight with me on the way to the lake as I just fill the bag with a few "softball" sized rocks along the shore and I'm good to go. I had a friend of mine who's handy with a sewing machine reinforce the stress points, and it's worked like a charm.
 
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