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Anchoring At Oak Hill

Discussion in 'Shrimping Chatter = Anything To Do With Shrimping' started by Jeepster, Jan 31, 2020.


  1. Jeepster

    Jeepster Able Bodied Sailor
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    Can anyone shed some light on how to safely anchor your boat in the current at Oak Hill?
     
  2. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

  3. Jeepster

    Jeepster Able Bodied Sailor
    Thread Started By

    Boat sideways shrimping.
     
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  4. Lynnae

    Lynnae Rigger

    Good anchors! Manson anchors were recommended to me after a night we had where the anchors we had wouldn't hold. Never had a problem again! In fact one night we had 2 more boats tied up to us in the current and we didn't budge. I don't know if there's anything better.
     
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  5. Jeepster

    Jeepster Able Bodied Sailor
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    Great info. Thank you soooo very much.
     
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  6. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    Yup Manson the best, I remember when you got it, and Ken and I tied to your boat when the club gave you a new Frame net. Thumbsup1:::1

    http://www.shrimpnfishflorida.com/f...horing-and-anchor-retrieval.11002/#post-73822

    http://www.shrimpnfishflorida.com/forums/threads/manson-anchor.7666/
     
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  7. Tarpun

    Tarpun Pirate

    Always had good results with Danforth type anchors with 6' to 8' of chain. I feel the chain is the key with any anchor.
     
  8. Jeepster

    Jeepster Able Bodied Sailor
    Thread Started By

    What size chain do you prefer. 3/8?
     
  9. csnaspuck

    csnaspuck Pirate in the making

    The chain size depends a lot on the anchor and size of your boat. Also I didn't see anyone mention but I use a second anchor out the back to keep from wind or wake spinning you.
     
  10. Tarpun

    Tarpun Pirate

    Yes, 3/8 " is what I normally use. No matter what style anchor you use the key to fast and secure anchoring the chain. Don't throw your anchor, lower it while slowly backi
     
  11. Tarpun

    Tarpun Pirate

    I don't think you can have too much chain from an effectiveness standpoint. Too much from a labor standpoint yes.
     
  12. Jeepster

    Jeepster Able Bodied Sailor
    Thread Started By

    Thank you for sharing. This is great info. You want your anchor to hold at Oak Hill during high traffic and strong current nights.
     
  13. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

    Choosing the Correct Anchor, Chain, and Rope for Your Boat

    One of the most commonly asked questions we hear is, “What size anchor do I need for my boat?” To answer that question, we need to ask you a few questions first. What kind of fishing/boating will you be doing? What size boat will you be anchoring? How much space do you have in your anchor locker? How deep do you plan on anchoring? Answering each of these questions will lead you to properly set up your boat for smooth sailing. The average angler, the recreational island hopper, and the hardcore fisherman will all have very different needs in anchor, chain, and rope. So, let’s dive in and take a deeper look.

    Choosing the right anchor is not a hard task at all. There is an industry standard chart we display to show you the right size anchor for your size boat. However, smaller inshore boats like skiffs and bay boats may want to get a heavier anchor (like a Sea Claw) to avoid having to use any chain. Using an anchor one step bigger than the recommended size can benefit the larger boats as well by ensuring you’ll properly anchor up the first time, every time.

    Next, let’s pick out your chain. There are 3 main sizes in anchor chain: 1/4 inch for smaller inshore boats, 5/16 inch for mid-size boats, and 3/8 inch for larger offshore boats. The standard rule of thumb is 1 foot of chain per foot of boat. However, that rule really only applies to boaters doing offshore deep bottom fishing or those who fish in rough seas. If you intend to go far offshore to fish deep, then follow the rule of thumb. Otherwise, in most cases, the average boat will only need 5 to 10 feet of chain.

    Finally, on to your rope. A lot of boaters assume that if they are going to anchor up in 50 feet of water, they will only need 60 feet of rope. But, that is not the case! Generally, there is a 3 to 1 rule to anchor safely. If you were to anchor in 50 feet of water, you would need 150 feet of rope. Once you figure out your max anchoring depth to pick the length, consider how much space you have in your anchor locker to choose the size. There are three main sizes of anchor rope. 3/8 inch for john boats, micro skiffs, and jet skis, 1/2inch for flats boats, bay boats, and sea doos, and 5/8 inch for larger offshore boats. However, if your anchor locker allows for extra room, pick a larger size rope than suggested because it is definitely easier on your hands. If you already have anchor rope but need more, we can always splice more to your existing rope.

    With this information you should be set to purchase the right anchor, chain, and rope for your boat.
     
  14. Jeepster

    Jeepster Able Bodied Sailor
    Thread Started By

    Great info. Thank You Sam!!!!!
     
  15. Keith

    Keith Pirate

    Great info. Learning something new everyday. Thanks
     
  16. famous82

    famous82 Pirate

    This great info. I have been having issues with my danforth holding in high winds. I think I need a longer or heavier chain.
     
  17. Baccarac

    Baccarac Blackbeard

    Bow forward is always the safest way to start shrimping sideways is best when you get there at the currents not too strong
     
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  18. Fcsoccer11

    Fcsoccer11 Pirate

    Getting the right position and depth sideways can be tough for sure especially when its busy and the current is ripping, I like to drop one then use my trolling motor to set the 2nd.
     
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  19. Jeepster

    Jeepster Able Bodied Sailor
    Thread Started By

    Great info. Thanks for sharing.
     

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