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    Lets talk about anchoring

    I didn't know until at the end of last season that it was a no no to beach your ski. Now the bottom of my ski is all roughed up. What do you all generally do when sitting at a beach? The anchor I have in my ski now is 100% useless and will not even hold it. Can anyone recomend a good anchor system?


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    i'm a hugeeee fan of the sandbag anchors and leave the ski a couple feet out offshore.

    i tried so many anchors in the past, the sandbag was the only thing that worked for me and would let the ski hold position in some chop and the rocking of boat waves and such

    plus it's essentially a feather for storage... no metal heavy anchor banging around in storage while ur riding

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    shibby, I like the sandbag anchor too... but it only works in some situations. If I want to watch the hydroplane race or the redbull air race in the detroit river I cant. There is a 3 or 4 mph current and the river is 20+ feet deep so there is nowhere I can get sand. I need something too. I found http://www.parkeryamaha.com/kwikteka...ukeanchor.aspx this but I was not sure if anyone had tried it yet.

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    I like the sandbag anchor too, works great and easy to store in the ski!

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    I carry a sandbag anchor and a sm. plastic scoop to fill er up with sand and rock. I also carry a sand spike(sandspike.com) for beach anchoring or to suspend the ski between the anchor bag and the shore. The spike works really well.

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    Have a look at these SS anchors. Doesn't rust, smooth finish.

    I have the 3.3lb version, but for strong currents I would try the next size up, or perhaps a plow or Bruce type.



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    I agree the sand anchor work well in calm conditions. I really don't want a heavy anchor in my storage compartment so might get a 2nd sand anchor. 2 is better than 1, rite?
    Last edited by driveumhard; 03-30-2009 at 03:27 PM. Reason: sp

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    Quote Originally Posted by driveumhard View Post
    I agree the sand anchor work well in calm conditions. I really don't want a heavy anchor in my storage compartment so might get a 2nd sand anchor. 2 is better than 1, rite?
    The problem is that sand is not much denser than water.

    A bag of sand seems heavy when you are filling it, but once it is under the water's surface, it isn't all that heavy anymore.

    To make a heavy sand anchor, you need a lot of sand in a big bag. Of course, when you want to get that big bag of sand out of the water, it becomes a problem.

    If you use several bags, how well that works depends partially on how you rig them together.

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    I try to put rocks in the bag, instead of sand.

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    Sandbags seem to work well for me in very limited chop..... the rougher the chop, the less likely you are to get a good hold with the sandbags...... depends on your conditions where you generally ride.... I'm guessing the depth would be shallow since your talking about anchoring near the beach??

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