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montaukman posted 04-11-2005 09:55 AM ET (US)   Profile for montaukman   Send Email to montaukman  
Hi Everyone,

Has anyone mounted their anchor to the bow on top of the non skid? I plan on keeping my cushion on all the time when underways and it is a real pain to unsnap it and stow the anchor each time I find a new fishing spot.

I know Boater's world sells a SS clamp but i would love to see a pic of someone's 170 with this.

I tried the bucket thing but my anchor is too big and i really want to have access to it easily and free up the anchor locker for other stuff.

I did a search but could not find anything other than a discussion on what the best method of retaining the anchor in the boat was.



SteveFC posted 04-11-2005 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for SteveFC  Send Email to SteveFC     
Alan, here's a link:

Chuck Tribolet posted 04-11-2005 05:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
The link Steve posted has a link to a picture I took of my
buddy Kawika's rig.

But where you gonna stow the line?


Phil Tyson posted 04-13-2005 10:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Phil Tyson  Send Email to Phil Tyson     
When you said you tried the bucket thing, did you cut the long rods a bit? What anchor do you have?

The bucket technique works if you cut those down so they fit.

While I can see the benefit of having it on deck, with the white gel and the chain outside, I can just see that area getting dirty, scratching etc.

I strongly recommend you use the boat for a couple of months and live with everything for a while.

Several veterans on this board helped me last spring with excellent advice including:

Use the boat before doing mods so you can learn what works and what does not.

Use the search feature to read what others have done.

Think through your projects. Give them time to ferment. They may get more refined with time.

I used my boat for 4 solid months, going out 3-4 days a week before doing anything other than getting safety equipment, lines, anchor etc. I learned a lot about the boat and how I like things.

One example? I worked through 4 different ways to attach bumpers (86 Montauk) and stow them. Took awhile and it is still not exactly perfect.

I offer this so that in the end you will be happy with the rigging and have enjoy the boat with your family.

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