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Old 06-11-2015   #11
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100' it is! Thanks for helping me justify spending the money. There is always more stuff to buy for a Grand trip. What size/type do you guys prefer?

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Old 06-11-2015   #12
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I think this is a good topic and I also wanted to mention that you need to consider the consequences of not tying the boat off properly. I'll admit it, I'm paranoid and for temporary stops and on initial beaching I may do a quick tie off to a sand stake or even a small tamarisk - but for overnight (especially on the grand or other rivers where the flow could changed significantly overnight) I back up the tie-off with another anchor or other boat that may have a totally independent achor as well.

This mostly comes from thinking about the rare but still possible situation where you tie to a questionable anchor or use a questionable knot and your boat decided to continue the trip without you.

In summary - why the anchor pictured below should be reconsidered.
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Old 06-12-2015   #13
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[QUOTE=Read_N_Run;402238]I think this is a good topic and I also wanted to mention that you need to consider the consequences of not tying the boat off properly. QUOTE]

I'm paranoid about that too...and last year it happened! Everyone at camp took a mid afternoon beer nap and I awoke just in time to see my uncles 18ft Riken bob its way to the top of an eddie and start getting pulled out to current. A 100 yard dash and 50 yard swim was a good way to wake up!

Granted It wasn't a faulty anchor or rope as much as it was a faulty mind. He forgot to tie up after adjusting the frame and testing it out. LOL

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