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    Anchoring

    Hey guys, I am looking at buying an anchor for my seadoo GTR, I see there is lots of choices between sand anchoring a and stainless steel anchors. Which is best for the ski?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Butcherboy View Post
    Hey guys, I am looking at buying an anchor for my seadoo GTR, I see there is lots of choices between sand anchoring a and stainless steel anchors. Which is best for the ski?
    Hi Butcherboy
    I have both.
    I prefer the 10" folding anchor as no matter the current or conditions the ski doesn't move.
    For stowage I keep it in a thick purpose made bag so it doesn't rattle about and damage the ski.
    Both anchors work but conditions decide.

    Good Luck

    Mark

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    I've used 2 types and I prefer this

    http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...System&i=30147

    Have one of these also. It had a vinyl coating, but that wore off quickly.

    http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...ge-Bag&i=33662

    Found a screw in type at a garage sale, but haven't tried it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butcherboy View Post
    Hey guys, I am looking at buying an anchor for my seadoo GTR, I see there is lots of choices between sand anchoring a and stainless steel anchors. Which is best for the ski?
    The Cooper anchor has become a favorite among many PWC users.

    There are several threads on here discussing the Cooper anchor. Seems to work well in many situations.

    Which anchor you need depends in part on what material the bottom is. Sand, soft mud, rocks, gravel, fast moving water, waves, different anchors work better in some situations than others.

    Learn how to use an anchor, why you need a length of chain rode, how much rope length is appropriate. Even the best anchor will not work well if used the wrong way or in the wrong situation.

    I currently carry a Cooper anchor in each watercraft along with an Anchor Buddy elastic rode, plus a float to mark the anchor location in the water and make it easy to return and reconnect to the waiting anchor.

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    I bought the cooper anchor... main reason is that it's plastic and won't destroy my storage bin!
    I anchor in sand about 95% of the time anyways..

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    I've always had many different ground surface hurdles for anchoring. The best is any shaped as a Danforth, most versatile from my experience. A very small Danforth can hold a large boat, I believe they have the best ratio in regards to its weight and what size of boat it can hold.


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    Thanks guys great advice I have now purchased a Grapnel anchor will see how it goes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xspook View Post
    I've used 2 types and I prefer this

    http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...System&i=30147

    Have one of these also. It had a vinyl coating, but that wore off quickly.

    http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...ge-Bag&i=33662

    Found a screw in type at a garage sale, but haven't tried it yet.

    I have one of those folding ones I got from Watercraft Superstore. Works great in sand. I don't have a lot of experience with it in much else though.

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    I have a grapnel anchor and its useless without a chain, havent tried it with a chain as yet
    Will try a small danforth next I think
    I'm almost always anchoring in sand

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    Grapnel sucked trying to get it to hold in sand. I bought a danforth with a 4 foot section of chain, what a difference. It will hold both of my skis in rough conditions.

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