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Old 03-06-2009, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Last year my teaching/fishing buddy and myself were out slaying ye ol white bass out at JM. It was a windy day, we came upon a slew of fish on the finder and decided to drop anchor there and see what we could do because this particular area has produced in the past. Well, my buddy "tied the anchor" as best he could. A few minutes later I noticed us drifting pretty darn fast. Needless to say, I am without an anchor and am in search of a good quality anchor for a 20ft 'toon. Any ideas? Planning on heading back to JM and need to be equipped.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A pontoon has a pretty big profile. You are going to want an anchor, chain, and enough rode to end up with 5 : 1 scope - depending on depth. So for 10 feet of water you want 50 feet of rode (anchor line).

As far as anchors go, I really like my 11 lb bruce (claw) anchor with 9 feet of chain.... for everything (sand, mud, gravel, and rock) but not weeds. I bought a plow anchor with 6 feet of chain for weeds - and soft mud.

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Thanks, that is kind of what I was contemplating. I appreciate the help!
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I use to have atwenty foot tune and sometime it took two anchors to keep from drifting.
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Check out the Bass Pro Shop River and Mushroom anchors. They have no sharp protrusions or edges that could nick the covers or bladders of your pontoon. Prices are very reasonable.

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http://www.slideanchor.com/Default.aspx

Far and away the best anchor available. Absolutely worth the price. You use half the rope you normally would.
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Go to Gander Mt and get yourself a Richter Anchor , I guarantee it will hold in any windy conditions. Get the 25lb one. I had one and loved it , now it's at the bottom of Chatfield. The rope broke ! The cost is about 59.95.
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Great info TALO! Guess I need a length of chain for my anchor. Didn't know that. Thanks!
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Bingo. I use a richter on my 16 ft boat , I'm pretty sure it's the 18 lb version, might be the 14. Anyway, it's a really solid piece of hardware and worth the extra holding strength. My boat wil hold in most anything I want to be out in now. That was always a problem when I ran two mushrooms and the wind got above 20 or so mph. And it can be released from the most heinous weeds by driving forward over it. For a toon, I'd probably go split anchors, fish downwind with a richter off the front and a mushroom straight down the back to keep the swing under control. Should hold like a rock. I used to do something similar to that in Florida with my mom's pontoon and it was suprsing how much wind a relatively small set of anchors could hold.

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