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Is there a way to keep the boat from swinging around WITHOUT another anchor? I have an anchormate on the bow. Could I rig up another rope to existing anchor and tie off to stern? Would that work? I think there is a million dollar idea here somewhere.

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i have seen a boat with an anchor mate mounted front and back.( the guy fishes by himself most of the time). looks funny, but he said it worked. del

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Yea million dollar question! I just use 2 anchors.

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If you tie the anchor off on the exact middle of the side of the boat you will eliminate about 95% of all the swing you get while anchored. grin.gif

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A six gallon pail on a rope centered off the rear of the boat, while anchored off the front. This will help in current or on big chop.

Same is true for a drift, center it on the side, or use 2 pails, it will control the drift.

A Cheap-O wind sock is what it is. The original wind sock really! wink.gif


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I thought about the center thing. I'll try that, as previous owner had ubolts installed at the centers for drift sock application. Thanks for the ideas!

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Watch out if you center tie, if you get to tight on the anchor line and a heavy wake hits your boat, could roll you right over, saw it happen on the Mississippi a few years ago.

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I just wanted to point out that if you're going to tie your anchor off to the center of the boat you might cause other problems. If it's really windy or something a boat can get swamped relatively easy this way.

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