RIGGING A LAYOUT BOAT

Discussion in 'Diver Hunter Forum' started by Duckkiller44, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Duckkiller44

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    I just bought a mighty classic layout boat and wanted to know the best way to rig the boat for anchor line, Size anchor 3, 4 , 6 lb. danforth ? ,how many feet of anchor line , what size line ? I will be hunting in 15 ft . of water or less . and do you use a pick - up line in the front ? I saw the make a bridle harness for this boat but didn't know if it was worth spending 35.00 on ? And do you make a loop or pick up line for the front ?

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  2. Riverdawg

    Riverdawg New Member

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    Stan and Tony, Do you anchor both the bow and the stern?
     

  3. Duckkiller44

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    Thank you guys for all of the replies, This web site is the best !! Its great all of us duck hunters( green and seasoned ) can help each other with the knowledge that only comes from experience. DK 44<img src="/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">
     
  4. Duckkiller44

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    Hey Stan ,
    One more question, What is a slip grapple anchor ? Is that like a mushroom anchor that has 3 sections cut out of it ? And do use a chain on your anchor ?
     
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    Ok , Thanks Again !<img src="/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">
     
  6. greybeard

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    DK44 and Stan,<br> &nbsp;Its called a danforth anchor and the size you want is a #8. It will hold a 20 ft. boat in a 30 knot gale, why so much anchor? Because you are basically anchoring two boats everytime you switch out gunners, the layout and the tender. And please use 36" of 3/8" chain on the anchor end, it acts as a shock absorber in the waves, ie the rope is working on the eye splice you put in the rope and not against the metal shank of the anchor.&nbsp;As for the front anchor, take your lead ladle and melt down a full scoop and let it cool, repeat this 4 times, take the cup shaped lead and drill down the center and put a eye bolt thru it and you'll have a fine front anchor that will hold in mud and sand, and is light enought the throw out to reposition the boat. Cheap and easy.<br>
     
  7. greybeard

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    Oh Ya,<br> &nbsp;About the float on the anchor line, it's there so you can unclip the anchor line from the splitter and let it float while your loading the layout in the tender. Try loading a layout in a two to three ft chop with the anchor line streached to the limit and locked in, friggin near impossable. And you sure don't want to tie your anchor line off to the rear cleat on your tender while your pullin in your layout, your just asking to go swimming.<br>
     
  8. Duckkiller44

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    <P>Thanks Greybeard !!!!</P>
     
  9. greybeard

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    No Problem,<br> &nbsp;Not preachin, just letting you know the why and the why for's. You can take it from there.<br>
     
  10. Duckkiller44

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    Thanks goose 925 !! <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>