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Old 05-20-2019, 09:49 PM
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Default Anchor System for 14' Aluminum Boat

So I purchased a second hand aluminum boat today, and am looking for suggestions for an anchor system, hopefully one that I can operate myself from the back of the boat. Does anyone have any suggestions on what and where to buy? Secondly, what would be the best way to set this up? Running along the side of the boat, along the floor (would probably need to be covered), or any other ideas?

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Old 05-20-2019, 10:08 PM
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A couple things to consider are anchoring depth and wind conditions. That will help you decide how much rope you need.

The anchor won't have to be that big for your boat. I have a 16' aluminum boat with a small anchor (I think it is 15lb) and 100' of line. I end up tying the line off of the nose with a clip also attached at the end of the line. I am not anchoring in gale for winds. I am also not anchoring more than 30' deep.

I have never anchored off the stern. It may be possible but that seems a bit dangerous to me because you would be taking waves over the back of the boat. If you anchor off the side you would be taking the waves side ways.

I have noticed that the best anchor systems have a piece of heavy chain between the rope and the anchor. This acts as a bit of a shock absorber. That would probably be over kill for an aluminum boat though.

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Old 05-20-2019, 10:26 PM
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Minn Kota makes an electric anchor Called the Deckhand that can be bow mounted but operated from wherever you mount the switch. Might be an option if you are set on anchoring without leaving the stern. I believe that there are different weights of anchors with different models.
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:00 PM
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Drift boats run a pulley and cleat system the allows the rower in the center seat to pull up and deploy the bow mounted anchor. GOOGLE up "driftboat anchor system" and you will find several different anchor systems that you can purchase or copy and adapt to your boat..
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15 ish pound anchor, rope and it all stores well up front in that little area. Toss out, secure, nose faces into the wind....pull up anchor and set on the rope when done.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:09 AM
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After being blown off way too many fishing spots, done messing around. I use a 30 lb anchor, holds real good
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:17 AM
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Scotty Anchor Lock, one at the front, one at the back.

https://www.cabelas.ca/product/9028?...iABEgInO_D_BwE
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Minn Kota makes an electric anchor Called the Deckhand that can be bow mounted but operated from wherever you mount the switch. Might be an option if you are set on anchoring without leaving the stern. I believe that there are different weights of anchors with different models.
I had one. Not very reliable. Line kept wrapping around the outside of the pully and they are supposed to let line out as you move from the wind but that was off and on. Not a good product. Very disappointed considering it was a Minn Kota.

I now run 2 15 pounders one on each side by the bow. Hold my 14 ft. aluminum without an issue even when the wind shows up.
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I had one. Not very reliable. Line kept wrapping around the outside of the pully and they are supposed to let line out as you move from the wind but that was off and on. Not a good product. Very disappointed considering it was a Minn Kota.



I now run 2 15 pounders one on each side by the bow. Hold my 14 ft. aluminum without an issue even when the wind shows up.


Good feedback. Iíve never used one but thought they had potential. Thanks.
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Old 05-25-2019, 09:38 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I went with the Minn Kota Deckhand which I now have mounted on the front of my boat.
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