At Kerny's suggestion I will post my design for an anchor hub which I poated on another forum that Kerny and I are members. It may be of some interest to some of you.
I have been fishing from my SIB on fresh water but as a friend of mine has just bought a SIB for both fresh and salt water and the fact that both whiting and cod are being caught in the Humber, I thought I had better get an anchor system sorted.
I wanted to have a hub which is easily fitted to the boat but not a permanent fixture. I needed a anchor warp guide to protect the tubes and a cleat of some kind to fix the warp. A plan hatched today which I thought I would share with you.
I found a piece of plastic in the garage which was the right size so applying a heat gun to the plastic, I was able to bend it to the shape of the tube.
Next, how to fasten the plastic in position. I drilled a hole on the inside edge, ran a braided rope to a carabina at each end in order to clip to two fittings.
The front edge now needed sorting. Two 'D' fittings were fastened to the hub with a couple of bungy chords/hooks on to the lifting handle of the boat. So now we have a pretty rigid hub plate in place.
Okay that is the hub in place so now a stainless steel bridge as a warp guide coupled with a spare cam lock cleat to hold the warp once anchored.
Fitting the hub takes only a few moments and is very compact to store when not in use.
I will have to sort the FF next which also has to be removable.