Anchoring for newbies

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PCable
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Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:38 pm

Hey guys, recently bought my first yak, Ocean Kayak Malibu 2xl - 4.1m, and starting to get some kit for it. Curious on thoughts about anchors. I'm going to do some basic paddling around, a bit of fishing and will dive from it for spearfishing. Looking to get an anchor and wondering about size, 700g or 1.5kg? Not looking at anything too expensive I found the ones at Save Barn:
http://www.savebarn.co.nz/search/?keywo ... =1&model=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Any thoughts, and will getting an anchor rig be an advantage for more basic uses?

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enmei
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Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:14 pm

Have a read through this thread

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21517&hilit=anchors
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itsallablur
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Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:09 am

1.5kg with about 1.5m of decent chain holds sand and reef easy. Can pick up all the bits from a lifting centre including scaffolders 3mm tie rope for anchor line. Buy a cheap winder from Bunnings or Mitre 10.

Using 20lb nylon as the anchor trip. Never let go under anchor even with a mate tied off the front.

Here's a pic with a cheap basic way of anchoring.
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Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:57 am

itsallablur wrote:1.5kg with about 1.5m of decent chain holds sand and reef easy. Can pick up all the bits from a lifting centre including scaffolders 3mm tie rope for anchor line. Buy a cheap winder from Bunnings or Mitre 10.

Using 20lb nylon as the anchor trip. Never let go under anchor even with a mate tied off the front.

Here's a pic with a cheap basic way of anchoring.
What he said.

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Kayak Rob
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:21 am

You can find all the info on in the Reel Screaming Kayaks Show with Episode 3 and 4 offering a full feature on set ups, types of anchor, how to use them and even tying a breakaway rig.

Heres the shows or visit the NZ Kayak Fishing YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NZkayakfishing" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Start at around 21 minutes for ep3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoKLnBxRcaU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Start at around 16.37 minutes for ep4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzGy16Op914" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Hope this helps
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