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Old 03-31-2013, 01:52 PM
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Well, my daughter got it for me because se was the one that was to tie it to the boat.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:35 PM
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Forget to tie off the anchor line before throwing the anchor over board? Or did the 1/4 line snap?
That's what Gilligan did to cause the SS Minnow to be shipwrecked.

http://www.gilligansisle.com/crew.html
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:55 PM
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Well, my daughter got it for me because se was the one that was to tie it to the boat.
That was awfully nice of her to replace the anchor.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:11 PM
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Nylon is stronger and more abrasion resistant than poly.
I avoid the floating poly because in party lines etc when the boat changes direction and a line goes slack, the excess line floats on the surface. This is prime to wrap in a prop of yours or some one passing too close.

My choice is 1/2" x 150' minimum. It is not that much more expensive than half. If it becomes a little damaged it is still plenty strong to do the job. 3/8 or god forbid 1/4 is compromised much sooner.
If caught in a prop the larger diameter will usually wrap up and kill the motor so the jackazz can not get away with a dumb look on his face as happens when smaller line is cut. Once wrapped it is easier to unwrap than thinner line.
Why 150'min? too many examples as to why 50 or 100 is not sufficient for normal use. Then factor in the occasion the boat breaks down in deeper water and you need to anchor before blowing into shore or visit a different lake with deeper anchorage.
Always entertained when we go to LOTO. It is a deeper lake for several cove out locations and especially Shootout where depth is 60-100' See tons of people with lines straight down because they don't have enough and wonder why they are drifting........
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:43 PM
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Thanks for the responses. I know that the box anchor doesn't require a chain, but would it hurt to attach one just in case?
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:25 PM
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Hogwild - the chain never hurts.

Chain acts like lots of extra rope, the design of a box anchor is to allow a higher angle to the line, but in marginal set ups some good heavy chain reduces the angle of pull on the anchor.

Its a pain to stow though.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:26 PM
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I'm getting ready to buy a new anchor line as well and was thinking about using this to attach my box anchor to the line.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...0001_442519_-1

Do you think this would work?
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:36 PM
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I use an anchor buddy clipped directly to my box anchor. If the water is over 10-12' deep, I use an extra 30' of Nylon from here to make up the extra distance.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:01 PM
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I'm getting ready to buy a new anchor line as well and was thinking about using this to attach my box anchor to the line.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...0001_442519_-1

Do you think this would work?
You would need to get a very large one to accept the protective line thimble.
I am guessing you are trying to keep it one piece to avoid losing the shackle pin because you want to separate the line and anchor?

A shackle like this is more appropriate http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...oductId=102174

The protective bag that comes with a box anchor is large enough to contain both anchor and 150'+ of 1/2".
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:50 PM
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A shackle like this is more appropriate http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...oductId=102174

I am all for using this it's a 1/3 the price. Would you get the 1/2" to hold 4000LBS? That should be more than enough, right?
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