float tube anchors

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  1. souplantation

    souplantation Well-Known Member

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    do i need a float tube anchor. ill probably be tubing lake and ponds. if i do need one, can i make one myself?
     
  2. Bluesun

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    Unless the wind is blowing really hard it is easy to stay in one place using fins. I don't have an anchor for mine and never felt I needed one. If you want to make one get a 1 pound coffee can and some quick-crete, and an eye bolt from home depot to make a simple one. Just like most of the rental boats use.
     
  3. souplantation

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    ya. i took a cream cheese container put a small bike chain in it, made it stick out a bit, and filled it with quickrete.
     
  4. MaxZmus

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    The problem with an anchor on a tube for me was getting spun when the wind blew so it was almost pointless. Not to mention having to lug around all that extra weight and 50' of rope! I just went back to using the fins. If the wind is really bad I just tie off to the tullies or some submerged brush. That's my 2 pennies worth
     
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    as max said, if its windy enough to need an anchor and you drop it down, you just get whipped backwards. its quite a pain. i used to own one but now just rely on my fins, or as max said tie off to the tules or shore. your fins will get you through most wind on our waters.
     
  6. m1k3midg3

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    yea dont even bother with an anchor
     
  7. ol dirty basser

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    Like everybody said, you don't really need one. But if you do...

    I heard a good thing to do was to bring a bag and some rope. Fill the bag with rocks from shore, use it, then dump the rocks when you come in.
     
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    That is what i used when i fish at OTAY. rope/bag/rocks.
     
  9. souplantation

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    k. i think ill just leave the anchor at home.
     
  10. sonnybihis

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    to be more specific with the bag anchor thing, use a mesh bag...that's what i do. one came with my pontoon boat and it's great cuz like those before me said, you can just fill it with rocks and then dump them when you're done.

    and actually, i use two. i drop one off near where i wanna be, then go past where i wanna be and drop the other one off. then i center myself between the two to prevent getting spun. but then again, i'm on a pontoon boat so it's a little easier to tie one to each side...
     
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