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Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« on: April 10, 2015, 01:22:27 PM »
I would really like to have some kind of shallow water anchors on my boat.

But the reality of it is that there is no way I can afford a Talon or Power pole, even if it was used and discounted  (nope)

So in lieu of one of the electric/automatic units, I've been pondering on possibly considering a manual type of this setup.

I've done some looking around and found some different brands of this that range anywhere from quite acceptable and affordable, to a little ridiculous and overpriced.

Here are a few of the manual setups I've found, in no particular order:

http://www.stkitanchor.com/
http://tnastick.com/
http://www.stickitanchorpins.com/

Has anyone here had any experience with any of the manual styles of shallow water anchors?

I'm assuming that it's probably also something that could be made from miscellaneous parts with a little ingenuity.

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 04:55:26 PM »
There are a couple guys in one of the bass clubs I fish that use a manual one.  Its not any of those models you posted but they seem to like it.  One guy has a little trouble storing the pole when not in use, but he has a pretty small boat.  Ive looked at one guys a couple of times and his is mounted to his trolling motor mount, its a very clean setup and works well.  Only problem I've seen him struggle with is that on a windy day (we get them here in kansas ALOT), he tends to float around in a circle which can become a pain.
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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 05:02:52 PM »
@Curt  Here is the website that one of the guys in our club purchased from: http://dig-in-anchors.com
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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 05:22:14 PM »
Venom has one that looks good


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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 09:53:52 PM »
Thanks guys. A few different options to consider now  (y)

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2015, 07:29:16 PM »
 (hmm) (hmm) (hmm)

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2015, 07:47:05 PM »
Venom has one that looks good



This one looks pretty simple and straightforward. My biggest concern with this, though, would be whacking the anchor shaft with a rod or a lure while casting. When not deployed, it sticks up a considerable distance. Maybe removing it would be the best option when not in use.

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2015, 07:51:47 PM »
@Curt   This may help you out some.
newbielink:http://www.mgs4u.com/shallow-water-boat-anchors.htm [nonactive]

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2015, 07:58:13 PM »
@Curt  Here is the website that one of the guys in our club purchased from: http://dig-in-anchors.com

This one looks pretty good overall  (y)

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2015, 07:59:17 PM »
I use a plastic bucket, a 15 pound mushroom anchor and about 50 foot of rope for a shallow water anchor.   The anchor and rope stows in the bucket when not in use and keeps mud out of your carpet.  This has worked for me…oh for 30 years or so.     (y)

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2015, 08:03:49 PM »
I use a plastic bucket,

Also could double as a drift sock if needed.    (hmm) (hmm)
Or if you get the top seat and some trash bags it could be used as a potty for the wifes.  (hmm)

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2015, 08:04:23 PM »
I use a plastic bucket, a 15 pound mushroom anchor and about 50 foot of rope for a shallow water anchor.   The anchor and rope stows in the bucket when not in use and keeps mud out of your carpet.  This has worked for me…oh for 30 years or so.     (y)

Thanks @n2ratfishin

I actually have a mushroom anchor that I do use occasionally. I'm looking for something a little more streamlined that will eliminate the need to carry the anchor and the rope and also eliminate the mess associated with using an anchor in muddy or weedy water, without having to carry a bucket along to stow them in.

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2015, 10:40:52 PM »
Check out max gain systems. They sell fiberglass flag poles and hardware to make an anchor pole. Hardware is expensive so I made my own. Run them through a keyring and cleat it to your boat. Nothing special. But if you want to anchor in 6 to 8 ft, you need 12 feet of pole since you have to be able to grab it to pull it up.

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Re: Manual Shallow Water Anchors?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2015, 01:40:44 PM »
Check out max gain systems. They sell fiberglass flag poles and hardware to make an anchor pole. Hardware is expensive so I made my own. Run them through a keyring and cleat it to your boat. Nothing special. But if you want to anchor in 6 to 8 ft, you need 12 feet of pole since you have to be able to grab it to pull it up.

@crich84 Thanks for the info, especially the tip on using a 12 foot poll for 6-8 FOW. I will probably go this route at some point this season.  (yes)

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