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Old 04-29-2013, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by east tx skier View Post
Agree with checking at ball of spray. But for the time being:

Screw/auger anchor (check mobile home supply stores or google mobile home anchor). We use those on our course and even the galvanized types have held up well for decades. Concrete forms with stainless eyelets and rebar bent through them to grab the lake bottom can work well, too. Use stainless cable to the subs and either shock cord or surgical latex for the buoy line.

If you are on a private lake, I think surveying from the land might be a better plan. I have found that using measured sections of low/no stretch rope will get you very close, certainly within tolerance.
Used these for anchoring lots of underwater stuff...rafts, mooring bouys, etc

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:52 AM
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From my 20 + years in dealing with cable courses, weight and long lines are the key. I have used engine blocks and it seems to work. I think the mud gets into the block and helps it stay put. Long lines as possible from the gates to the weights seems key in keeping a rope/cable course true.
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