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Old 06 March 2005, 14:03   #1
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anchor bungee

Anybody tried one of these yet?
http://www.anchorbuddy.com/
Looks like a very useful bit of kit!
Allows you to drop off at shore and bugee pulls boat back out. Saves getting wet!

My only concern would be that you then have a rope going from shore to boat that other boats may not be expecting. But probably only have to keep it a few metres out anyway.
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Old 06 March 2005, 16:13   #2
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Am I right in assuming that with this you have to motor all the way to shore and continue motoring until someone can step off and secure a beach anchor before going to neutral , otherwise the b***** boat will dissapear out to sea with you hanging onto the painter.

Sounds more like a RIB catapult...
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Old 06 March 2005, 17:46   #3
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I guess so but I don't think it would be that dramatic, you would only have to have a little tension i.e just enough to keep it off the beach.
I'm gonna get one and see how I get on.....I have one them for 35 although you could probably make one easy enough.
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another option

Works well, if the tides are not too strong and the weeds then fill the lines.

http://www.neilmoomey.com/howtos/anchor_buoy/
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That looks a little complicated for my little brain!
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Before spending you might try this
originallay posted by Geoff on 01.02.05 and seems like a good idea needs reading acouple of times to get the mental picture
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Anchoring off a beach

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We have a trick that I have used many times. Take an anchor with six feet of chain. At the end of the chain attach a block and loop your anchor line through the block so that you have two lengths of rope running down to the anchor chain. Tie the ends of the anchor line together to form a very long loop. Drop your anchor offshore and motor in slowly to the beach paying out your anchor line as you go. Nudge onto the beach, get everyone out and tie the loop onto the boat. You should then be able to pull on one side of the rope and your boat will magically drift out to the anchor. Then tie your anchor line onto a second anchor that you remembered to bring ashore with and have dug into the sand. We use a thing that looks like a big corkscrew. When you want to go, untie the line from the land anchor and pull the boat to shore.
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I like this idea, except you end up with 2 lines between the beach & the boat!
Then you get someone motoring over them then it all goes Ti*s up
I guess it would help if you put a second line from the boat down to the loop, as this would help keep the loop on the see bed!
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this idea is used in St marys harbour in scilly. I think you would not be too far from the beach, and you can hang bits from the rope as a warning.
What is a pain though, is walking down the beach (in scilly) and having to step over 50 odd ropes about 2'6" off the ground.
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All too complicated, just balance an anchor on the bows with the right amount of line tied off to the boat and another (sinking) line to the release eye on the anchor. Give the boat a shove and when it is out far enough tug the release line the hook falls off and sets itself, tie the line to a rock and have a picnic. For recovery just pull in the line. Works well in most areas, but a bit tricky if it is rocky.
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sounds worth a try on a sandy bottom, Have you used this method more than once. whilst the boat is not going to be that far away i can imagine
problems with dragging an anchor up a shelving beach.
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