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Old 20 September 2015, 16:23   #21
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It is...and the bruce-stlye anchors already have a hole in the foot of the shank for the shackle...
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Old 21 September 2015, 00:46   #22
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We were fishing yesterday so no dive gear. Also had no buoy to drop the line with.
A fender works.

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I have a rib. No fenders needed
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Old 21 September 2015, 11:28   #24
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I have a rib. No fenders needed
I have a RIB as well. Given the amount of splinters and rusty screws/bolts I see protruding from various docks, I use fenders to keep it from becoming an RUIB (Rigid Hull Uninflated Boat.) Perhaps not needed, but wanted.

As an aside, I see most larger (well, larger than my boat) commercial dive boats use a Polyform ball buoy to mark the end of their current line (a line paid out in case a diver ends up down current.) Those things take up a lot of space. I use a smallish salvaged fender on my current line. Stows a lot easier than a ball (though, granted, it is also a lot harder to see...)

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I have a RIB as well. Given the amount of splinters and rusty screws/bolts I see protruding from various docks, I use fenders to keep it from becoming an RUIB (Rigid Hull Uninflated Boat.) Perhaps not needed, but wanted.

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Agreed, I do look carefully for that.

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What kind of fish are you trying to get? If you're on top of a reef I would guess rockfish?

I have started rockfishing only recently, but we never anchor the boat. The rockfish are stationary, so we need to let the boat drift over the reef to cover enough area. If the boat is anchored and it happens to be a place with few fish, you won't catch any.
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Yep, Rock fishing. A couple reasons. Trying to manage two young kids who can't unhook the fish and a floating boat is a bit much. Also we are fishing over some pinnacle or smaller reefs so we don't want to move too much.
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I need a less effective anchor

Well it's a bit blurry but I got my anchor back. Right where the GPS said it would be. Took 5 minutes into the dive. Hard to see but it stuck fast between two giant rocks that formed the perfect receptacle for the pointy end. The angle is skewed in the picture, it's pointing straight up. I piled the chain there it was all stretched out over the big rocks. It what i saw first. And the busted rope end.

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So do you reckon you could have retrieved it with any of the methods on here if they'd been rigged?
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So do you reckon you could have retrieved it with any of the methods on here if they'd been rigged?
Maybe if it was rigged breakaway and shackled to the rear hole. It fell in a 10' deep hole that was just a few feet across, shaped like a funnel. we probably pulled it hand tight into the rocks then set it with the boat trying to pull it free.

For fishing I'm thinking I will just throw a shackle on the rear hole so the anchor is only pulled backwards. Diving I can run it normally and check the set and location. Although the tag line and buoy is tempting too.

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