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Old 12-04-2002, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default E.Z. anchor vs Columbia Rocker.

A couple of weeks ago i ask the board about a anchor system for my new boat. the response i most read was to get the E.Z.marine system. I called Sportsman Marine Supply. the guy i talked with said to get a 29lb E.Z. break away anchor and that would be enough. From reading your posts about anchor systems i was under the impression that i should have more anchor than that . The posts mentioned a 65lb. columbia rocker style. The guy at sportsman said that they also sell a 40 lb break away. Last spring while fishing below Bonneville for springers, it seemed like there wasnt enough room (other boats) to run 300 ft. of anchor rope.I think most were running 150ft. or so. Will it be a mistake to get a 40lb? Is a 65lb. rocker overkill? You all have so much experience and knowledge and i completely respect you opinions. Help me more!!! id. painter

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Old 12-04-2002, 08:56 AM   #2
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Old 12-04-2002, 09:22 AM   #3
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I think it would be mistake to go bigger just to shorter rope under the 5-7x rule. 65# seems excessive and I wouldn't want to be hauling that bugger up and down all the time...BTW: It is better to lift an anchor by hand instead of using the bouy system when in relatively shallow water, or crowded area IMHO. I would stay with a30# and lots o chain.

There has been a lot discussed on this so do a several searches.

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Old 12-04-2002, 09:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: E.Z. anchor vs Columbia Rocker.

300 foot of line is needed, but we have several different anchors and anchor line lengths.

4 different anchors and 3 different lengths. 100, 200, 300 and next year we will be fishing deep in the Straights of Juan De Fuca so we will be getting 600' for that.

We have a 65 lb rocking chair anchor, and let me assure you, NO ONE wants to deal with pulling it even out of the water!

We also have a 35 that works well in most instances.... Bumper Chrome is correct. More chain added to that 35 will cover almost every instance.
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Old 12-04-2002, 12:57 PM   #5
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AuntyM-
I FISH THE STRAIT'S AND HAVE NEVER DROPPED A HOOK. WHAT ARE YOU DOING WHEN YOUR SITTING ON ANCHOR?
MOOCHING KINGS?
JIGGING COHO?
HOLDING FOR HALIBUT?
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