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truchin
11-02-2010, 06:37 AM
Lost a pyramid anchor ,couldn't free it off bottom and ended up cutting rope, below the pavillion on the clinch 2 weeks ago.Left side downstream 10 yards from bank . Land mark : there are 3 trees on bank each spaced out allmos evenly [tree in middle] about 100-200 yards down fron pavillion.white rope and chain on anchor.
If any body finds it please let me know.thanks
jose
any body have an extra one for sale or knows where to get one locally?

Bfish
11-02-2010, 09:24 AM
Get you a mushroom anchor, available locally at most sporting good stores. Much cheaper and the next time you loose it, you won't have lost as much.

Hopefully your pyramid anchor was not full of lead shot.

Troutman
11-02-2010, 09:41 AM
I think that BPS sells a 12lb pyramid anchor back in the fly shop with the pontoons.

that said, I would just use drag chains or a cheap window weight.

MadisonBoats
11-02-2010, 09:56 AM
Lost a pyramid anchor ,couldn't free it off bottom and ended up cutting rope, below the pavillion on the clinch 2 weeks ago.Left side downstream 10 yards from bank . Land mark : there are 3 trees on bank each spaced out allmos evenly [tree in middle] about 100-200 yards down fron pavillion.white rope and chain on anchor.
If any body finds it please let me know.thanks
jose
any body have an extra one for sale or knows where to get one locally?


Jose, I have an extra mushroom anchor you can have if you want it... I have started using a chain-ball for my anchor. It works great and it has a reduced profile in regards to getting hung up on shoals.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs308.snc4/40727_500581038318_718858318_7180792_1155968_n.jpg http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs902.snc4/71563_500580973318_718858318_7180790_561225_n.jpg

truchin
11-06-2010, 09:16 PM
Shawn thanks for your generous offer but i have one allready.As allways you are very creative... that chain anchor looks good and i'm going to copy it and see how it works for me.take care see you on the river.


Bfish don't worry about lead, it's made of iron.

TRoutman what is a window weight?
thanks to all for your replys
jose

kentuckytroutbum
11-07-2010, 10:30 AM
truchin-

A window weight is a counterbalancing weight that was used inside of double hung windows years ago. It was usually a long cylindrical shape out of cast iron that was connected to the window sash with thin rope on both sides. The weight looked like a fat long cigar. The weights were concealed in the jambs of the window frame.

They don't use them anymore, as modern windows use a retracting coil spring to counterbalance the weight of the sash.

Bill

kylemc
11-11-2010, 02:34 PM
We make ours. It's good to have a fishing buddy who is a fabricator.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k106/kylemc_01/IMG_0001_1-1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k106/kylemc_01/IMG_0001_2-1.jpg

flyman
11-11-2010, 03:17 PM
Bush Light cans Kyle?

kylemc
11-11-2010, 03:53 PM
Bush Light cans Kyle?

Can't afford that.

Schaefer all the way!

MadisonBoats
11-11-2010, 10:49 PM
Can't afford that.

Schaefer all the way!

Dude, that is some p@$& beer and the old person I could remember ever drinking it was my brother in college when he was super poor..:redface: It tastes like a hint of vinegar, some water, and plenty of backwash.:eek:

flyman
11-11-2010, 11:13 PM
Shawn, it's an acquired taste, and he's had plenty of practice to acquire it:biggrin:

MadisonBoats
11-12-2010, 01:06 PM
Shawn, it's an acquired taste, and he's had plenty of practice to acquire it:biggrin:

I was not meaning it as condescending; kylemc is a tough cookie if he drinks Schafer by choice.

Bfish
11-12-2010, 09:23 PM
Schaefer all the way!
Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one:biggrin:

kylemc
11-15-2010, 05:45 PM
Shawn, it's an acquired taste, and he's had plenty of practice to acquire it:biggrin:

lol...

Some a hole stole my anchor out of the back of my truck! Going to be making more. So if you would like one now is the time.

flyman
11-15-2010, 06:51 PM
Stole it? "Honey could ya pick up a couple more cases of that anchor beer on your way home":biggrin:

truchin
11-20-2010, 10:19 AM
Shawn the chain anchor system works like a charm . good idea.
thanks
jose

MadisonBoats
11-20-2010, 10:24 AM
Shawn the chain anchor system works like a charm . good idea.
thanks
jose

Great Jose! Looking forward to seeing you on the water again!

highpockets
12-07-2010, 05:31 PM
About how heavy a chain anchor would it take to hold a 14" wooden drift boat on the Clinch?

highpockets
12-07-2010, 06:03 PM
Sorry, 14 FOOT drift boat.

MadisonBoats
12-08-2010, 01:09 PM
Sorry, 14 FOOT drift boat.

I think around 15-20 lbs. should hold you well on the Clinch in most cases.

Chain usually weighs around"

3/8" Links = 1.67lb/ft (buy about 10-12')
1/2" Links = 2.72lb/ft (buy about 5')

I like to buy galvanized and use galvanized bolts. You can get this at Lowes/Home Depot/ & Northern Tool. You would probably save a bit of money at Northern Tool.

-Need a Nice Galvanized eye-bolt (washers/locknut)

*I like to have my links cut in sections to dangle and maintain a tangle free setup. I think if you loop the links; that they could possible create a snag point for rocks, trees, etc. You could have them cut a 12' section in to 6 parts (2' sections). Just fold the parts and insert the bolt through the middle of each part to get the size of ball you want. Add the washer and bolt to hold.

highpockets
12-09-2010, 01:28 PM
Thanks brother, gonna try that because the anchor I have loves to get hung and is a monster to pull up sometimes. And it's lead.