Quick Release anchor lines

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by VaRandy, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. VaRandy

    VaRandy Site Sponsor

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    I am familiar with these for shallow small boat use such as tarpon, etc.
    I am now faced with having to use the concept for larger boats in deeper water with real size anchor lines.

    What method/equipment should I use to allow very quick release to allow me to chase down bigger than usual Tuna?

    I will not know the length that I would normally need for a conventional anchoring so I envision some attachment that would grasp the line somehow to allow a float??

    Those currently chunking know what I need.
     
  2. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    randy

    we use an anchor ball attached to an aluminum caribiner that attaches to the anchor rope. we just chunk it all over board and motor away

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  3. VaRandy

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    You are throwing the entire anchor line overboard with a float somehow attached to the non anchor end? You need at least a large knot to stop the caribener (sp)from coming off right?
     
  4. Mitchw123456

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  5. d-a

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    You are throwing the entire anchor line overboard with a float somehow attached to the non anchor end? You need at least a large knot to stop the caribener (sp)from coming off right?

    Yes I throw it all overboard. each 300 feet of my anchor line has a caribiner woven into it. I have 3 sections of 300 feet at all times. Thats enough for 300 feet of water total


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  6. mcgolfer

    mcgolfer Guest

    what d-a said.....rick