Re: Anchor Help For My Pontoon
that can be a tough choice, anchor type can vary depending on the bottom type you will anchor on the most. i would go with some sort of mushroom anchor, basicaly just a heavy weight if your on muddy/sandy gravely bottoms. this might be the best allround choice for a tube or toon. and if your in some rocky and/or weedy stuf some sort of grapel would work good just make sure you rig it so you can pull it out backwards.
the danforth and plow type anchors wont do you any better than the same weight mushroom on a mud/sand bottom in the tube/toon. these type anchors need lots of rode so they lay flat and the tip can dig in, and you need a serious pull to get the anchor to "set". in the rocks and weeds a much lighter grapel will hold just as good as the heavyer danforths and plows. might be a good idea to have a decent mushroom anchor and a cheap grapel to cover all bases. i have used a 12# mushroom with good success on my canoe and 15ft traier boat. so it should hold you pretty good unless the wind or current is really ripping. you can make a nice grapel from some rebar. take 2 lenghths of rebar and bend them like a double hook then use a hose clamp or two to connect them so they look like a trebble hook only with four points a quad hook then tie your anchore line in so you can back it out and your good to go. if you use light enough steel for the hooks and a good stout cord for the line you can have a chance of straightening the hook if it gets really stuck
what he said, makes a good mushroom type anchor
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