texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Erfjr, fishallnight, bikerman, DG1964, Team Minnow
116306 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 105,918
hopalong 101,906
Pilothawk 81,574
John175☮ 80,598
Bigbob_FTW 78,204
JDavis7873 67,408
Derek 🐝 67,323
Mark Perry 64,933
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,148,924
Posts15,651,817
Members141,306
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Kayak Anchor Quick Disconnect #14164857 10/18/21 10:22 PM
Joined: Apr 2021
Posts: 187
D
David Newton Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
D
Joined: Apr 2021
Posts: 187
Every thread or post I see about anchors someone will ask about a quick disconnect for emergency situation. Can someone enlighten me on what these emergency situations are? I'm drafting up a new anchor system for my kayak and I want to make sure I understand all the aspects.

Re: Kayak Anchor Quick Disconnect [Re: David Newton] #14164935 10/18/21 11:49 PM
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 394
R
RBDavis3591 Online Content
Angler
Online Content
Angler
R
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 394
Getting caught broadside in a fast flowing current would be an emergency.

Also on lakes/coastal waters getting broadsides to large waves is also an emergency.

Re: Kayak Anchor Quick Disconnect [Re: David Newton] #14164987 10/19/21 12:50 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 34,663
butch sanders Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 34,663
i think
have plenty of slack

Re: Kayak Anchor Quick Disconnect [Re: David Newton] #14165171 10/19/21 07:48 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 499
P
porta Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
P
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 499
DUI or other motorboat moving fast towards you that doesn't see you, and you need to move kayak and your rope connection to that kayak out of the way fast.

Essential personnel, equipment or supplies lost overboard in strong wind or current and someone has to disconnect and paddle quickly before it gets out of exhaustion range, to retrieve.

I like an anchor rope design similar to a marker buoy setup where a rope loop or eyelet can be used at varying rope lengths. I would use an instant-release pull clip at the end of a short rope attached to the kayak which is then attached to the loop/eyelet on the floating Part of the buoy setup to anchor. There are also other variations on this basic idea.


Re: Kayak Anchor Quick Disconnect [Re: David Newton] #14165244 10/19/21 11:47 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,625
C
christian myrick Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
C
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,625
The fast current is the biggest deal imo. I once got caught in terrible current in keystone lake. As I was pulling in my anchor it pulled the side of my yak underwater. I quick cut the rope and ended up fine but for a second it was a real pucker moment.


Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3