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170 MONTAUK: Anchor Recommendation
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posted 10-16-2005 09:24 PM ET (US)
Had my first casualty of the boating season...was striper fishing in the huge currents and 30 knot gusts and unfortunately could not retreive my anchor...either the current was so strong or it got snagged on an obstruction near the brige i was fishing close to. Had to cut the line.
Need to get a new on and i don't know what the standard weight danforth was that came with the factory. It is for a 170 montauk. Any help? I will be buying one this week so that i am ready for the big striper plunge. It is just beginning to get cold enough to bring in the cows.
posted 10-16-2005 09:58 PM ET (US)
Hey Alan, glad to hear you are still hitting the water, the fish haven't really moved through Delaware Bay yet, funny weather this year. I think an 8 lb. Danforth with about 6 feet of chain would be good on a 170 Montauk....Jack
posted 10-17-2005 02:38 AM ET (US)
5 pound Danforth HiTensile, and at least 10' of chain.
Dunno if that's what's standard, but Danforth's specs say
it will work up to twenty something feet, and it works fine
on my 16' 7" Montauk.
Couldn't you run the boat forward under power?
posted 10-17-2005 09:05 AM ET (US)
Thanks...I could go under power but i was alone and i was only about 10 yards from pylons and crashing currents. I needed someone else to throttle the boat while i retrieved the anchor. I was getting tossed around pretty harshly and have a nice gash in my shin to prove it...lol.
it was a stupid move on my part but we have had such horrible weather here on long island (8 days of rain) and i needed to get out regardless of the conditions.
posted 10-17-2005 12:51 PM ET (US)
I went down to the Hudson on Sat., also having cabin fever from the rain of biblical proportions. What I saw when I got there wasn't pretty. The river was solid whitecaps, 2' continuous chop, and sustained winds of about 15-20 MPH. As much as I wanted to go out, the prospect of back problems following that wouldn't allow it.
A couple of guys in wetsuits went out in an 18' Hobicat, but came right back in. Said it was nasty and didn't think they could right it when (not if) it went over.
You're a very brave man! I can only imagine what the south shore of LI was like.
posted 10-17-2005 02:06 PM ET (US)
Thanks...actually the south shore wasn't so bad.. there were some white caps, tiny and some ares were chop...not nearly like the inlet can be.
It was just very choppy and extremely rough at the bridges. Thats where i ran into trouble. In hind site, when it is that rough, i will avoid anchoring alone. But the 170 handled the stuff pretty well.
it was actually really pretty out there wiuth the sun/cloud mixture, wind and waves. not over cold..just brisk. i prefer an autm fishing day to that of a summer anytime.
All the best,
posted 10-23-2005 09:18 AM ET (US)
I use this from BassPro, very easy to retreive.
posted 10-23-2005 06:45 PM ET (US)
Is the anchor part of the factory equipment on the MONTAUK 170? Typically that sort of gear is added by the dealer.
posted 10-23-2005 07:52 PM ET (US)
Well i bought my new anchor. It is basically identical to the one that i had. OI belive it is an e pound danforth. Had to buy the rode, shackles and chain...set me back $140.
Oh well, the joys of boating. Need it as am in serious Striped Bass mode over the next couple of weeks. Need to catch my first keeper.
Thanks for all the help. Jimh, yes the anchor was included in the new boat package but i had no idea of the weight officially. I had a good idea i could match it up from memory.
All the best<
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