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Old 01-01-2020, 08:27 AM
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I was always taught that you don’t throw an anchor...the video below a comical example of one of the reasons why.
You power up current to or beyond where you want to drop the anchor and then ease it into the water...safer and if happen to be fishing in shallow water, not scare every fish around away.


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01-01-2020, 09:14 AM
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Fake, stupid video.
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Of course not, I motor to where I want it to drop, having spent over 1200 nights at anchor I'm good at knowing where to put it
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Yes, one must throw the anchor out, otherwise it will not set properly, upon retrieving it, I ALWAYS weigh it....
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jon boat yes anything else no...
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Things would have worked out better if the skipper had instructed his crew member to let go of the anchor at the end of the throw.
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Fake, stupid video.
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One day my buddy and I cruised up to our honey hole. We usually, just drift over the spot. My buddy said he wanted to anchor. I said sure. Go ahead and throw out the anchor. He threw it out. So I ended up ordering a new anchor when we came in.
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We had gotten to the live bottom spot and I went to the bow and disconnected my Danforth anchor from the rode to connect my brand new Mitey Mite anchor to the rode. I reconnected the chains and shackles to the rode and tossed the Mitey Mite off the bow and I watched as the chain disappeared out of site. I had reconnected the Danforth to the rode, not the Mitey Mite.

I replaced the Mitey Mite with a Rhodan TM.

/You know what, anchors sink damn fast when not connected to the boat. Just sayin.
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What drives me crazy is when I have a newbe and at times my regular fishing buddies try to pay out the anchor line by hand in over 100ft of water.. I yell just drop it, but they insist on slowing the fall... meanwhile I have drifted 20 feet off of where I wanted the anchor to be and more than once it’s caused me a reset..

maybe more instruction on my part is needed other than the words “drop it and let it go”. Lol.

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What anchor I have a Rhodan.
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With 10+ feet of chain if it was thrown I would be a little upset when I hear the chain drag across the deck. I’m a drop carefully kinda guy .
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I throw my stern anchor on the beach all the time. I can actually throw the Fortress FX-7 about 20-30 feet with no chain.
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Originally Posted by Coral Head View Post
What anchor I have a Rhodan.
Seriously, who uses an anchor anywhere but the sandbar?


Originally Posted by Shipwreck1 View Post
I throw my stern anchor on the beach all the time. I can actually throw the Fortress FX-7 about 20-30 feet with no chain.
​​​​​​​Yep, I chuck my stern anchor like that all the time.
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My windlass drops it.
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Hell yeah I throw it. Life is too short and throwing anchors is fun.
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Only time I ever anchor is in 2 places
1) our chill floating spot in between 2 islands with muck so deep if I jump in I'm waist deep. Put that anchor wherever you want at whatever angle and it's better than cement
2) on the sandbar I beach the front of the boat, cut the engine, jump off the front and tell the lady to hit me with it. She always misses, I grab it, then I run it out 10 ft into the bar and plant it.

Did take my aunt's boat out on lake George, NY. Found a "shallow" spot at 30 ft deep. Took me 30 minutes in reverse to plant that damn anchor
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Originally Posted by Bergertime View Post
What drives me crazy is when I have a newbe and at times my regular fishing buddies try to pay out the anchor line by hand in over 100ft of water.. I yell just drop it, but they insist on slowing the fall... meanwhile I have drifted 20 feet off of where I wanted the anchor to be and more than once it’s caused me a reset..

maybe more instruction on my part is needed other than the words “drop it and let it go”. Lol.

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If you let it go, the chain will usually sink faster than the anchor. It can and often will foul your anchor and then you get to do it all over again. Fortress anchors are bad about this. Your buddies might be on to something...
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My windlass lowers it slowly no matter what.
But back when I had a small boat, I'd lower it slowly when at the sand bar or edge of the beach. Preferred to slowly lower it and control how it landed.
Deep water..meh...just a short toss and let it sink full speed.
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I usually bomb the anchor off the bow like Tom Brady in the second half . I love catching 5/16” chain to the side of the face and going to the ER instead of fishing , it’s awesome.
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Originally Posted by Bergertime View Post
What drives me crazy is when I have a newbe and at times my regular fishing buddies try to pay out the anchor line by hand in over 100ft of water.. I yell just drop it, but they insist on slowing the fall... meanwhile I have drifted 20 feet off of where I wanted the anchor to be and more than once it’s caused me a reset..

maybe more instruction on my part is needed other than the words “drop it and let it go”. Lol.

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100 ft of water and you’re concerned about being within 20 ft of where you want to be?
The anchor probably floats that far off on a free fall the 100 ft down.

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