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#11231485 - 11/18/15 01:03 PM Different anchor question
Blue Blazer 2400 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1345
Loc: Royse City, Tx
Ok I bought some rod holders that hook to the cleats on my boat, now I do not have a place to attach my anchor rope. Without adding more cleats, does anyone have a solution? The rod holders do not take up all the room on the cleat.

I was thinking about just attaching a shackle to the cleat so I could tie off to the shackle. With a shackle I would have to tie a knot and I am wanting to stay away from having to tie a knot because it would be hard to untie once the knot gets pulled tight. I was hoping for something like a cleat where I could use the figure 8 to tie.

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#11231542 - 11/18/15 01:34 PM Re: Different anchor question [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
A good carabiner should work with this rod holders.

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#11231550 - 11/18/15 01:37 PM Re: Different anchor question [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
TX0303 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/15
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Loc: WilCo
Learn how to tie a bowline knot. Easy to untie even after pulled tight.

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#11231688 - 11/18/15 02:50 PM Re: Different anchor question [Re: TX0303]
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Originally Posted By: TX0303
Learn how to tie a bowline knot. Easy to untie even after pulled tight.


+1

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#11231690 - 11/18/15 02:51 PM Re: Different anchor question [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Buy and install more cleats

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#11231696 - 11/18/15 02:54 PM Re: Different anchor question [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
Blue Blazer 2400 Offline
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It looks like a bowline knot is used at the end of a rope. Can a bowline be tired part way down the rope? I use 300' of rope and I don't always let all of it out.

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#11232287 - 11/18/15 08:47 PM Re: Different anchor question [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
jbobo Offline
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Try this one. I use it a lot.

[url]http://www.animatedknots.com/slip/index....imatedknots.com[url]
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#11232527 - 11/19/15 12:35 AM Re: Different anchor question [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
JoshJones1984 Offline
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link to the rod holders that attach to the cleats? I looked for some earlier this year but couldn't find anything that didn't require putting holes in the boat.
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#11233122 - 11/19/15 11:15 AM Re: Different anchor question [Re: Blue Blazer 2400]
TX0303 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/15
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Loc: WilCo
Originally Posted By: stratos
It looks like a bowline knot is used at the end of a rope. Can a bowline be tired part way down the rope? I use 300' of rope and I don't always let all of it out.


Yes. Make a loop in the load end of the anchor rope. Instead of sticking the very end of the rope thru the loop, double up the rope where you are tying, creating a bight, and tie with it, after you have gone around the cleat base or thru the shackle.

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