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    Default Anchor buddy tied off to stern??

    I'm thinking about using the anchor buddy system for anchoring off-shore. I have an 18' boat. I've researched this system and people seem to like them. The only thing I'm concerned about is that on their website they tell you to tie off the anchor/bungee/rope to your stern and motor to shore to offload. I'm not really sure I want to anchor from my stern but maybe I'm missing something. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    No you want to anchor from the bow. Drive towards the anchor parallel to the anchor line or in a circle until the anchor chain pulls the the bouy ring.

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    Yes, from the stern. The best way IMO is to anchor with a bouy, clip into that with your buddy system to your stern, drive to shore with a long length of rope attached to bow eye, tie that rope to something solid to unload, and then slowly release the line as much as needed for the buddy system to pull the boat back out towards your bouy. You may need 2 Anchor Buddies to reach shore in most circumstances.





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    [QUOTE=AK2AZ;1119354]You may need 2 Anchor Buddies to reach shore in most circumstances.

    This is what I had wondered for a while as one just doesn't seem like enough.

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    I find that I have to use 2 tied together and also, for me the Anchor Buddy is a FAIR weather thing. Plus I always have a secure line attached to the shore.
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    [QUOTE=AK2AZ;1119354]Yes, from the stern. The best way IMO is to anchor with a bouy, clip into that with your buddy system to your stern, drive to shore with a long length of rope attached to bow eye, tie that rope to something solid to unload, and then slowly release the line as much as needed for the buddy system to pull the boat back out towards your bouy. You may need 2 Anchor Buddies to reach shore in most circumstances.


    Sounds good. Do you have any rope between your boat and the buoy? Or is it just the bungee between the boat and buoy? I"m sure there's probably a few ways to go about this. Thanks everyone for the reply's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK2AZ View Post
    Yes, from the stern. The best way IMO is to anchor with a bouy, clip into that with your buddy system to your stern, drive to shore with a long length of rope attached to bow eye, tie that rope to something solid to unload, and then slowly release the line as much as needed for the buddy system to pull the boat back out towards your bouy. You may need 2 Anchor Buddies to reach shore in most circumstances.



    Sounds good. Do you have any rope between your boat and the buoy? Or is it just the bungee between the boat and buoy? I"m sure there's probably a few ways to go about this. Thanks everyone for the reply's.
    In those particular pictures yes there is about 40 extra feet of rope. Each time I experiment with length til I find the happy spot. I wanted to anchor over the shelf in good ground and that particular shoreline is shallow for quite a ways out. It is truely a trial and error thing. On a negative tide there I had the boat just 3 feet from shore on that rig...it was afloat but close.

    On a side note, I would recommend that you don`t put much pressure on the Anchor Buddy because they will pop and leave you with a fairly expensive piece of cheap rope...been there...did that.



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