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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube and Pontoon Tips, Tricks and Mods » Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons

Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons

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26 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:34 pm

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Burlap sacks make excellent anchors too! If you lose it, it's biodegradable!

27 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:46 pm

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When I hike uphill, at altitude into a lake I take a plastic bag, fill it with rocks, and tie it off with thicker poly twine.

I normally carry a 2# or 5# rock cod weight with a split ring in the tiny brass loop, so I can attach my looped line.
This anchor never snags and is easy to clean. It also is easy to store on my tube.

The traditional anchors with spikes, fins, or sharp points tend To get stuck on the bottom. I've had to cut anchor line in large swells.
If you use a traditional anchor, I'd recommend a 2 line setup so you can retrieve the anchor when it's stuck.

If you decide to use a chain, I'd recommend only one length of chain. The fatter you make the chain bundle, the higher the chance of getting the chain snagged

28 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:10 pm

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I wish I would've read this before I spent that $25 buck on that fancy anchor,lol. That doesn't even hold me in wind! Thanks for the good tips guys.

29 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:06 am

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Great ideas thanks for the tip.

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30 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:04 pm

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I made a bunch of jug line weights using red solo cup and clothes hangers.I have two tied on and it holds really good.

31 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:25 pm

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Somewhere on this forum back in the I don't know when I talked about my set up which is in fact a chain set up.  Large link but in smaller sections.  I will take a small stuff sack with the sections in it and large carabiners and line. The bag is just to carry it all. The idea being to link sections as needed.  On the other end...tube end...I have a large plastic spring clamp.  Easy to clip on to the tube/yak and if I am at a mooring or around limbs or what ever, I clip on to that and the chain never comes into play. Two options one at each end and the weight is not really an issue for me.



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32 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:33 am

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I thought about using a one gallon plastic jug filled with sand or pea gravel for an anchor and just run a rope through the handle.
How heavy does an anchor need to be for a float tube anyway?
I used a guide's pyramid type anchor in Putah Creek which worked well, don't remember how many lbs. it was though.

33 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:38 am

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Well it depends on the current/wind conditions.
I fish in harbors that can put a lot of force on a tube and if you want to be stationary you need some resistance. In some cases I would not try to anchor below water. I would clip to an above water point like a mooring, dock cleat etc. But generally speaking yes it doesnt take much to stop or slow you down.

34 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:50 pm

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my toon came with a anchore like that its a heavy wax/mess type bag and a rope, just fill it with rocks. and good to go.

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35 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:57 am

waxon67

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Whats a wax/mess ??

36 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:04 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Whats a wax/mess ??

I think that's what you get after your candle burns at both ends. Razz

37 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:52 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Whats a wax/mess ??

I think that's what you get after your candle burns at both ends. Razz
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38 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:50 am

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Lol I meant to say mesh and it has like a wax coating

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39 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:35 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:On the other end...tube end...I have a large plastic spring clamp.  Easy to clip on to the tube/yak and if I am at a mooring or around limbs or what ever, I clip on to that and the chain never comes into play. Two options one at each end and the weight is not really an issue for me.

Got a photo of this? My biggest concern with anchors is where exactly on the tube to hook it!

40 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:45 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:On the other end...tube end...I have a large plastic spring clamp.  Easy to clip on to the tube/yak and if I am at a mooring or around limbs or what ever, I clip on to that and the chain never comes into play. Two options one at each end and the weight is not really an issue for me.

Got a photo of this? My biggest concern with anchors is where exactly on the tube to hook it!
I'll post up a pic as soon as I can. 
As for attaching to the tube, just depends on which end of the line I'm using. 
Often i just clip to a D ring or if other way round lay the chain in a pocket.
So far no issues either way.

41 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:58 pm

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That's what I figured, I mean one would thinking clipping to a d-ring would be fine, except...

This one time I used an anchor on a yak and clipped it to a loop on the side by my seat. It caught on a kelp line and every pulse of swell almost pulled the damn yak over. I seriously thought i was going in.

So basically trying to avoid this in the tube, obviously only a saltwater problem if at all What a Face

42 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:53 am

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New to tubing and this is my first post but I've got a 3/4 ton swl shackle attached to 50' of paracord. Haven't tried it yet but should work as a mud weight/drag weight, I can also add washers for more weight or attach it to any bouys or overhanging trees should I need to

43 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:43 am

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Mscustomflies welcome to the forum hope you enjoy the board. Sounds like you have a got a anchor system let us know how it works.


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44 Re: Cheap anchor for tubes and pontoons on Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:53 am

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haven't used it yet but I got a 2.5lb. barbell weight for 3 bucks. round, so I hope to not have any problem. Heavy duty 3 inch velcro strap to put aroud "v" at the rear of my cumberland. 50 ft. 1/4 in. anchor rope.

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