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cranker789cranker789 MiamiPosts: 528 Officer
what do you guys use for anchor line? Thinking of going with paracord but there seems to be mixed reviews online for its use as anchor line. It’s cheap and strong, but supposedly knots easily. I need about 100’. 


  • cranker789cranker789 MiamiPosts: 528 Officer
    Went ahead and bought some 1/4'' nylon rope. It was only slightly more expensive then the paracord and the working weight was around 125lbs so i figured that would be enough.  
  • krashkrash Posts: 799 Officer
    1/4" is much better feel on the hands, specially when wet... 
    Old Fugger who just likes to fish
  • cranker789cranker789 MiamiPosts: 528 Officer
    Sure is, tried it out and worked great. I need an anchor trolley though, kayak was pulling grapple anchor getting hit sideways by current. 
  • FloridaODFloridaOD Posts: 4,339 Captain
    Krash makes a good point about 1/4” line. Also less likely to tangle.

    When anchoring, anchor line is attached to the bow rather than amidships. I have a loop in the anchor line about three or four feet from the bow, and another line attached to the loop that runs back to the cockpit.
    When time to retrieve anchor I simply pull the cockpit line to where I can grasp the anchor line without leaving seat.
    Hunters are present yet relatively uncommon in Florida :wink
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