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Old 03-18-2005, 08:40 AM   #1
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Have any of you guys used the bungee cord anchor system? We usually fish Oxbow on the snake and have used the old clothes line method, with 300' of rope. We have been seeing the new bungee setups, but are wondering how this is going to work in a high wind. I assume you will have the boat anchored by the stern and this concerns us in the event of high wind. Any suggestions on the best bungee?

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Old 03-18-2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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I've got one and I use it camping all the time. Big waves, ships and strong wind CAN push the boat toward shore. I just tie off to the bow to prevent waves from comin over the stern. On my camping trips on the Columbia beaches I still use 300' of rope to an anchor with a pulley, because of the ships wakes.

I hope this helps.
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:01 AM   #3
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I have one that i use at Brownlee . The wind will move your boat around a lot . I allways tie a 3/8 th. inch line to the anchor . It is 60 feet long . I am worried about the bungee cord breaking . I figure out how far the depth of the water is and still have enough line to make it to shore . I tie a bow line on and let it go back out . When it is all of the way back out i pull it in untill i have a little pressure on the bungee cord . I then tie the bow line tight . The biggest problem with the wind is when there are other boats close . I hope that this will help .
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:28 AM   #4
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Why not rig it so that the bow faces the wind? It shouldn't be too hard to incorporate another lead that would allow you to spin the boat 180 degrees before beaching.
I've been cot in a couple of T-storms there; was not fun having waves break over the stern before I got ashore.
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Old 03-18-2005, 12:23 PM   #5
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Where we camp it is nothing but big boulders, so bringing the boat in stern first is not advisable. I can see the idea about trying to use another lead to spin the boat, but I think that may be ackward and another rope to get tangled. The good old pulley system might just have to do. Where talking a '17 arima.

Those bungee setups looked good for easy use, but I really have my doubts in a hard blow. We saw guys using the extra rope to the anchor trick, but where we are at the water level can vary up to 10' overnight, that could spell disaster with that setup.
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I have never had a problem . I do make sure that i have a long line tied to the stearn that will give the boat some flexability . I have never had a problem with water coming over the stearn .
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:50 AM   #7
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I trailer my boat every night. I've sunk it once because I left it anchored, and a thunder storm blew up on us. 5' whitecaps pounded us for 2 hours, then it settled down to 2-3' waves all night. There were sunk boats everywhere on the lake. Yes I had a bilge pump, and yes it ran great (till the battery was dead).

In Idaho storms sneak up on us all the time. I just don't take the chance of filling her up with water any more. It doesn't take that long to trailer and launch. It takes a lot longer to pull the flooring out and dry everything out.
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:44 PM   #8
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I'm glad I found out about this AFTER we fished together, Joe!!

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I thought the wind was going to tip my Ranger once at CJ Strike--it was craaaazy.
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Old 03-20-2005, 05:48 AM   #9
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I saw a demonstration on the bungee cord anchor system at the sportsmans show. Looked like it would work ok with my boat, excluding sneaker storms.
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Old 03-20-2005, 01:37 PM   #10
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Pale Rider,
I'll tell you the whole story some time. Suffice it to say not only do I trailer my boat every night, but there are about 30 other folks that were camped on Strike that weekend that do as well. There was a bass tourney, and like 10 of the tourney boats were severly damaged by that storm.
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Looking forward to the story! I'm sure you know I'm tongue in cheek--you're the safest boater I've been with! The guy in town who takes me out on the res is like 73 and slipping. I have to make sure he secures his boat and tils the engine sometimes--THAT is scary. But hey, we get it done!
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Pale Rider ,
It is nice that you spend time with your friend and help him to safly enjoy the great outdoors . We will all be there someday .
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Old 03-21-2005, 02:22 PM   #13
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Well you know, I like living on the edge anyway. :P

He does ME the favor by taking me out for 5# trout in the lake!
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