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Sodar
03-25-2007, 06:14 PM
Through searching for cool products, I have found a few that I thought I would share. If anyone has any other products, that would make our lives a little easier, post them here.

#1
Boat Capsule:
http://www.z-bestcarwax.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=ZC&Product_Code=CC_Outdoor&Category_Code=003
http://www.z-bestcarwax.com/Merchant2/graphics/outdoor_comp.jpg

#2
Rope Clamp:
http://www.ezty.com/rope.htm#clamps
http://www.ezty.com/images/detailclamps.gif


#3
Box Anchor:
http://www.slideanchor.com/box.asp
http://www.slideanchor.com/images/boxpix4.gif

TMCNo1
03-25-2007, 07:25 PM
Woah, that's what I've always wanted, a boat condom!

mrm2083
03-25-2007, 10:21 PM
salt-away!

Utahfoiler
03-25-2007, 11:02 PM
I have the box anchor and it is the best thing ever. Just throw it and forget it. It grabs everytime, no matter how it lands. I was at lake powell last year in a bad windstorm. We had 3 other boats there and a house boat. The house boat anchors were fine, but the other boats had the fluke style anchor and we were constantly reanchoring the boats. I only had to anchor mine once and it held the entire time. The other boats we finally gave up on and tied them to the house boat. The wind storm lasted all night. I tell you, that was the most sleepless night I had. I was constantly checking my boat at night. I was very pleasantly surprised. The anchor held during the entire windstorm..

JKTX21
03-25-2007, 11:05 PM
Speaking of anchors, I need one... I want one that works, but isn't huge, of course. 90% of the time I wish I could anchor on the side of the river while we are having down time. It's a real PITA to start the boat up and move it due to wakes and/or wind every five minutes.

FrankSchwab
03-25-2007, 11:28 PM
I've got that box anchor also, and my stories sound just like Utah's - Lake Powell last year, thunderstorm winds, my buddy's PS190 (anchored with a pair of danforth anchors, in a V shape with a third rope to the shore) kept moving around, and had to have them reset several times. My single box anchor didn't move the whole time - he went diving the next morning to try to set his manually, and went over to look at mine - not even six inches of creep.

I keep that one in the bow for serious anchoring, and I've got a small mushroom anchor aboard also to keep the boat in place against small winds and currents when we go swimming.

/frank

H20skeefreek
03-26-2007, 09:37 AM
I think if people actually new how to set a danforth style anchor, they'd be much happier, but from my experience, they don't. And they NEVER have enough line to use it. You need a 7:1 scope for real holding power.

Here is the key bouy (http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/270458/0/0/key%20bouy/All_2/mode+matchallpartial/0/0). If you drop you keys in the water, with a few seconds, the key fob inflates, bringing your keys to the surface.

Sodar
03-26-2007, 10:13 AM
I think if people actually new how to set a danforth style anchor, they'd be much happier, but from my experience, they don't. And they NEVER have enough line to use it. You need a 7:1 scope for real holding power.

Here is the key bouy (http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/270458/0/0/key%20bouy/All_2/mode+matchallpartial/0/0). If you drop you keys in the water, with a few seconds, the key fob inflates, bringing your keys to the surface.

^That is the point of the Box Anchor, you only need a 2:1 scope, plus no need for a chain. Danforth are great for the ocean, where you have tons of room, but where I boat, if I were to set a 7:1 scope, I would be setting my anchor darn near the other side of the river!! :D

erkoehler
03-26-2007, 10:41 AM
I think if people actually new how to set a danforth style anchor, they'd be much happier, but from my experience, they don't. And they NEVER have enough line to use it. You need a 7:1 scope for real holding power.

Here is the key bouy (http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/270458/0/0/key%20bouy/All_2/mode+matchallpartial/0/0). If you drop you keys in the water, with a few seconds, the key fob inflates, bringing your keys to the surface.


We just ordered some of those key buoys to stock at CMC......

Doug G
03-26-2007, 07:22 PM
I volunteer to water test them for you. Just send me 4. 2 for water testing 2 for professional services and documentation compensation :D

RexDog1
03-26-2007, 07:54 PM
Woah, that's what I've always wanted, a boat condom!


LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL :uglyhamme