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Offline ORF Pete

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DIY Kayak Anchor
« on: October 24, 2018, 02:31:56 PM »
I hate the plow and claw style of kayak anchors on the market, they work well in sand and mud, but for me they get stuck too easily on snags/rocks/oyster beds/etc. And once they get stuck they can be a bit hard to recover even using the zip tie method. So I started using a homemade wreck style anchor, one with enough weight to hold in sand and mud, but easily recoverable from snags.

I can post more details on the process if needed, but I took some pics of making one and it’s pretty simple stuff. If anyone else has any DIY anchor designs I’d love to see some pics btw!

- 3/4 to 1inch diameter pvc pipe
- 36 inches of 12 gauge galvanized wire, or 1 standard coathanger
- Scrap lead
- Propane torch
« Last Edit: October 25, 2018, 02:17:38 PM by ORF Pete »

Offline ORF Pete

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Re: DIY Kayak Anchor
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 06:47:15 PM »
A heavier duty one made from scrap copper. 1inch pipe filled with lead, 5/8 tubing filled with fine sand to prevent kinking and flat spots when they bend. Sodered a plug to keep the sand in place.

Offline GlendaKD

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Re: DIY Kayak Anchor
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018, 02:44:19 AM »
That is a good idea you have there! Hubby uses heavy chain links connected to line when he doesn't want to mess with park pole.  For my sup I use a rubber barbell with line. The rubber doesn't scratch my board.


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