Thread: anchor help
07-21-2009, 11:36 AM #1
hey guys i have a rxt ski and i need a suggestion on what will be a good anchor for it. i got one when i got the ski but it is not to good holding it to the sand it is always moving away
07-21-2009, 01:17 PM #2
The best anchor I found unfortunately the company went out of business so you just have to shop around and try and find one. It is a baby bubble anchor by anchor concepts in the hydra bubble line. I had that at Sanibel last weekend and we had up to 7 boats tied to each other on it and it held in the current. It doesn't weigh much so it is easy to store but it works great. The other anchors I have are the mushroom type anchor, I have a 10# and an 8#.
07-21-2009, 01:27 PM #3
07-21-2009, 01:42 PM #4
Just get a small Danforth fluke anchor in any boating store......work
best in SoFla waters.
07-21-2009, 02:22 PM #5
tomgtv i have one of those i guess maybe to small cause i try to used on sanibel and my ski got lose 2times good thing i was close by... every time i have used i guess with the wind and current it get lose..
This is a vinyl-dipped fluke anchor that weighs only 1.75 lbs. and won't scratch or gouge the side of your PWC, waverunner, or jet ski. It also includes a 25 foot marine-grade rope that is spliced to the eye of the anchor. A sturdy nylon case is also included for convenient, compact storage. It's the complete system, ALL IN ONE!!!
07-21-2009, 02:43 PM #6
I think that the vinyl coating is what messes that anchor up. It makes it too slippery to grip into the sand. The screw anchors work pretty well, but I'm liking that baby bubble anchor a lot!
07-21-2009, 03:54 PM #7
07-21-2009, 03:58 PM #8
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07-21-2009, 04:04 PM #9
07-21-2009, 04:30 PM #10
a general rule of thumb is 7:1 scope for good anchoring. That means
if you are in 5 feet of water you should have at least 35 feet of line.
A fluke anchor works by a lateral pull of the shank. That sets it and
your jetski will keep pressure on it with the prevailing current.
The technique to release it is to motor over it and pull straight up. It will
break free quite easily. If you're not holding with a fluke anchor in the
sandy/muddy bottoms of So FL that is probably the reason, force straight
up. In regular boating environments you put at least 8 to 10 feet of anchor
chain (if not the whole line) on the fluke anchor. That keeps the shank on
the floor of the water so when the boat tightens it up it digs in well.
I have held in all conditions and with multiple skis off me. Rene (Pipidulce) has
a collaspsable aluminum version that is super light and can be put into
a pwc pipe. I just wrap a towel around mine in the hold. Mine was like $15/$20 at
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