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Old 11-22-2015, 03:50 AM
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Beach Anchoring

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I'm just wondering if anyone has had any experience with using an anchor buddy bungee line when mooring at a lake for a day out. I only have a grapple anchor at the moment with the bungee line and it didn't seem to hold that well once the wind came up a bit. Just wondering what anchors you would recommend me using. in this image it is working spot on. Boat is about 12 foot off the beach


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Old 11-22-2015, 10:09 AM
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:49 AM
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I have used a box anchor with an anchor buddy with good success on all but hard rock bottoms. Quite a few people on here recommend them, others say not worth the money. I'm a big advocate. I'm sure others will be along soon...
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:57 AM
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Determine what the most common bottom type is that you will be boating in and then decide. We didn't buy a box anchor due to price and needed something quick before we headed out on a weekend...

When out on the IL River by us, we use a 12 pound anchor (not box type), anchor buddy and a 100 foot lines for the back. Bottom is a mix of sand and rock. No issues if you set it up correct. Alot of big boats on the river during the summer and if the anchor is set far enough out, you will have no issues. The distance of the anchor out far enough is key.


Same thing up north at the lake...sandy bottom and no issues.


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I use and anchor buddy line and shore spike with my mushroom anchor. Works well where we boat. I do keep a careful eye on it if the wind kicks up and it is never unattended..........
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Hi Team Talkers,
I'm just wondering if anyone has had any experience with using an anchor buddy bungee line when mooring at a lake for a day out. I only have a grapple anchor at the moment with the bungee line and it didn't seem to hold that well once the wind came up a bit. Just wondering what anchors you would recommend me using. in this image it is working spot on. Boat is about 12 foot off the beach


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I use a box anchor and anchor buddy off the stern, then long dock line and shore spike off the bow. Love it! If we leave for a couple of sessions we clip on an orange buoy to the anchor buddy and just grab it on our return. Piece of cake.


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Thanks guys. We never leave the boat unattended. This is only for days out the dam with the family. I'll go the box anchor and see how it goes.
This is a better photo of the distance off the beach that the boat is set at. Thanks for your advice everyone. I think whoever said beach it and move on needs to check themself before they wreck themself. 😊


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